You are currently viewing Become a registered nurse in New Zealand.

Become a registered nurse in New Zealand.

Are you a registered nurse outside New Zealand and want to become a Registered Nurse in New Zealand too? or

Looking for the requirements to pursue Nursing Career in New Zealand?

If you have these queries in your mind, then you’re in the right place. In this blog, you will get all the details of overcoming the eligibility to apply for a REGISTERED NURSE in New Zealand. 

Nursing is a profession which is in demand globally. New Zealand too welcomes internationally qualified nurses who can register and work as a nurse in New Zealand. To work as a Nurse in New Zealand, you are required to fulfil the nursing requirements of Nursing council of New Zealand and to be registered as a nurse in NZ. If you are a registered Nurse, in India, you are required to go through the assessment process of Nursing Council of New Zealand and meet the initial criterion to work as a Nurse in New Zealand. You are required to do the Competency Assessment program NZ popularly known as the CAP Program New Zealand.

 New Zealand CAP Program for Nurses

New Zealand CAP Program is for internationally registered nurses who have applied Registration with Nursing Council New Zealand and have met the initial criterion and have been directed to do the Competency assessment program NZ by the New Zealand nursing council.

Process of registration as a nurse in New Zealand

Following are the standard requirements one must meet for registration–

  1. You must have the required English language ability Academic IELTS bands 7 in each of the four modules of reading, writing, listening and speaking or an equivalent OET score 350.
  2. You must have been registered as a nurse in the country where you received the nursing education and hold current registration/license (in that or another country). The nursing qualification must be comparable to a Bachelor of Nursing degree in New Zealand.
  1. You must be able to provide evidence of practice as a Registered Nurse for at least 2 years within the last 5 years.
  2. You must be able to demonstrate that you are fit to practice the profession.

After completion of the initial criteria, you would get a notification from the nursing council New Zealand to complete a Competency Assessment Programme NZ before registration

Based on this letter from New Zealand Nursing Council you can apply for admission in CAP Program New Zealand.

Duration of CAP program

The CAP program is a full-time course of 8 to 12 weeks with clinical practice which is arranged by the college from where you do your Competency Assessment program

 Cost of the program

The average cost for CAP ranges from NZD 9000 to 12000 depending on the college where you do your CAP Program.

Process after completion of the CAP program

Once you successfully complete the program you get a complete registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand and are qualified to work as a nurse in New Zealand as you have completed the nursing requirements of NZ.

A New Zealand qualified licensed immigration adviser can navigate your process for applying your visa for doing CAP programme in New Zealand and the options for your family to go along with you.

Are you planning for the same? Do not be tensed. You can get the best assistance from our Licensed Immigration Adviser.

Buckle up and grab the opportunity ASAP.

For further details visit our office nearest office. 

Leave a Reply