If you are a nurse who has registered overseas, or one who wants to return to clinical practice after time away, this programme will help you apply for your annual practising certificate

Programme Overview

This is a 7-12 week programme which involves simulated practice assessments, clinical placements and assessments in hospitals or the community, completion of a range of worksheets, and a Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) workshop and one assignment. This programme has three intakes per year in February, May and October.

Programme Outline

This programme integrates theory and practice and gives the overseas registered nurse, or the registered nurse who has been away from clinical practice, the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet the New Zealand Nursing Council Competencies for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice and thereby apply for an annual practising certificate.

Credit Value: 24

Learning Hours: 40

Clinical Hours: 200


Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Nurses returning to practice need evidence of New Zealand registration/enrolment or Nursing Council of New Zealand acceptance letter; curriculum vitae with references from previous nursing employers if possible

International students

This process is currently under review by Nursing Council of New Zealand. Letter from Nursing Council of New Zealand which invites you to complete the competency assessment programme plus curriculum vitae. Entry IELTS 7.0 in each band. Minimum of two year full-time post registration clinical experience, evidenced by CV plus hospital certificates of employment

Please note that we do not accept applications from agents

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