Barb Harvie has been authorised as a Nurse Practitioner for five years. She also has qualifications in Advanced Practice and Self Management. Barbara has worked within nephrology nursing for over twenty years. Barb is a member of the Kidney Check Australia Taskforce (KCAT) committee, chairs the KCAT sub-committee for nurse education in general practice and is an editorial board member for the RSA Journal. Barb has facilitated workshops, co-authored booklets and mentored nurse practitioner candidates. Barb has recently completed a three year Nurse Practitioner CKD project at Canberra Hospital. She is returning to Queensland later in 2011.