How do I contact the NZ Nursing Council?

Call us. If you are calling from within New Zealand, please call 04 385 9589. If you are calling from outside New Zealand, please call 0064 4 385 9589.

How do I register as a nurse in New Zealand?

To become a registered nurse you need to :

  1. complete a Bachelor of Nursing, or other Level 7 or 8 qualification approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
  2. pass an assessment by an approved provider.
  3. pass a Nursing Council of New Zealand examination for registered nurses.

What is the OET score for New Zealand?

For OET you must achieve a minimum score of 350 for each band. For IELTS you must achieve a minimum score of 7 in each band of the academic test.

How many nurses are there in New Zealand in 2020?

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse! Nurses working throughout New Zealand make up the largest health workforce in the country. There are more than 56,000 nurses in the health workforce, making a difference everyday to the lives all New Zealanders.

How do I cite the Nursing Council of New Zealand?

First citation: ___ (Ministry of Health [MOH] & Health Promotion Agency [HPA], n.d.). Subsequent citations: __ (MOH & HPA, n.d.). Nursing Council of New Zealand. (2016, September).

How much does a nurse earn in NZ?

Graduate registered nurses earn $54,000 a year. Registered nurses with three to seven years’ experience usually earn $62,000 to $77,000. Senior registered nurses with more experience and responsibility usually earn $79,000 to $130,000.

Is New Zealand in need of nurses?

Fortunately for nurses, you are in very high demand in New Zealand as the current nursing shortage exists in New Zealand too! If you want to get started with travel nursing in New Zealand, get started on your application process as that takes a lot longer than the visa process.

Is there a demand for nurses in NZ?

Aged care nurses are in particularly high demand. As a result, registered nurse (aged care) appears on Immigration New Zealand’s long-term skill shortage list. According to the Nursing Council of New Zealand, the number of registered nurses rose from 55,000 in 2017 to 57,833 (including 2,500 enrolled nurses) in 2019.