3. Before you proceed to apply

Please read all the sections below before moving to the next step. You are required to tick all of the boxes once you understand the information.

  • Educational equivalence

    Applicants must demonstrate that their pre-registration education programme meets the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s educational standards for the registered nurse scope of practice.

    Applicants must meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s educational standards for the registered nurse scope of practice. Read more

  • Current registration

    You must have current registration in your own country to be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Read more

  • English language requirement

    You must provide a certified copy of an English language assessment certificate. Read more

  • Post-registration experience

    Applicants must have completed the required two years' post-registration practice, within the immediate 5 years preceding application (no less than 2,500 hours of clinical practice) before applying for registration in New Zealand. Read more

  • Fitness and competence to practise

    To be assessed for competence to practise, the applicant must supply evidence that: Read more

  • Supporting documents required

    You must provide supporting documents. Read more

  • General information

    The total application fee is NZ$650.00. Please note that this fee is non-refundable, and we can only accept credit cards or debit cards (Visa or MasterCard) for payment. Read more

  • False declaration and representation

    Every person commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 who, either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of any other person, makes a written or oral declaration or representation that, to his or her knowledge, is false or misleading; or provides to the Council, or makes use of, any document knowing it to contain any declaration or representation of that kind, that it is not genuine. Read more

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