New Zealand CAP program for nurses

New Zealand CAP program for nurses

Last Updated on February 2, 2022 by West Highlander

Are you a nurse in India planning to work in New Zealand for promising career? In order to work in New Zealand one is required to fulfil the nursing requirements NZ of Nursing council of New Zealand and to be registered as a nurse in NZ. Nurses registered in India are required to go through the assessment process of nursing council of New Zealand and meet the initial criterion to exercise Nursing in New Zealand they need to do the Competency Assessment program NZ popularly known as the CAP Program New Zealand.


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New Zealand CAP Program for Nurses

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

Process of registration as a nurse in New Zealand

For the initial criteria you must fulfil following requirements

  1. One 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
  2. One must have been registered as a nurse in the country one did nursing from along with holding a current nursing registration.
  3. One must have experience for 2 years in the last 5 years working as a registered nurse.
  4. One must be 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 one 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

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.

For a CAP program one needs to consult New Zealand qualified licensed immigration adviser for special category visitor visa

A student needs to ensure that they provide complete and accurate documentation for the success of their immigration dream. Your study visa consultant in Chandigarh West Highlander is your best advisor and can ensure efficient results are achieved in time. West Highlander has been providing the highest application success stories in the region and for free profile assistance for nursing programs abroad contact us at 9915999677.