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Nurse Practitioner CDEs

Nurses who have gained Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) qualifications demonstrate that they have a high level of commitment to the provision of evidence based holistic diabetes education, management and care.

NP CDEs are a highly valued group of ADEA members and many hold positions on our committees and some are on (or have been on) the ADEA Board. Their expertise in diabetes education and management is a great asset to ADEA and all members can learn from this skilled group. ADEA congratulates our members who have taken on the role of NP and acknowledge the work they have put in to achieve this qualification.

ADEA has approximately 45 NP CDE members.

There are many reasons why a nurse chooses to undertake post graduate education to become a NP. Many NPs consider their NP qualification as the most valuable clinical qualification to achieve for nurses wanting to remain practising in the clinical setting, rather than in a management or research role. In addition, this qualification broadens the nurse’s scope of practice and legalises some areas of advanced nursing practice including prescribing medications, ordering pathology and other diagnostic test and referring clients to other health professionals. The ability to undertake these tasks allows NPs to work autonomously and provide a more comprehensive service to a variety of clients. This qualification therefore is highly valued, especially in rural and remote areas where access to GPs or specialist services are limited.

How to become a Nurse Practitioner

For further information you can contact one of ADEA’s NP CDE members who would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the role.


Nurse Practitioners value their CDE credential

ADEA surveyed its NP members to establish their role as a NP CDE and gain insight into why they value being a NP CDE.

A flyer has been developed as a result of this survey.