New Zealand Nursing Program

New Zealand Nursing Program

lf you are a registered nurse in India having 1 year of nursing experience post your registration then you may apply for registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand. After obtaining registration with NZNC you become eligible to work as a nurse in New Zealand. This pathway may qualify for resident visa for New Zealand.

Requirements of Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand

  • Bachelor of Nursing degree
  • Current registration as a Nurse
  • Post registration work experience of 1800 hours
  • IELTS band score of 7 each in reading, listening, speaking and 6.5 in writing or equivalent OET score

Steps in the Process of registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand

Step 1 Document verification by CGFNS


Step 2 Application for registration to Nursing Council of New Zealand


Step 3 Pass two free online courses


Step 4 Pass online theoretical exam in a nursing council accredited exam centre


Step 5 Travel to New Zealand for OSCE- Objective structured clinical exam


Step 6 After passing OSCE for New Zealand complete the registration process with Nursing Council NZ


Step 7 On getting job offer apply for AEWV work in New Zealand


Step 8 Apply for resident visa

New Zealand Resident Visa for Nurses

Nursing Job Titles for New Zealand Resident Visa
Following job titles are eligible for straight to residence visa category

  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Community Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  • Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
  • Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • Registered Nurse (Surgical)
  • Registered Nurses nec

Straight to residence visa requirements

To be eligible you


  • Must be working for an accredited employer or
  • Have a job offer from one
  • Meet Green List requirements -Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and Pay for employment to be at least the median wage or above.
  • Be under 55 years of age
  • English language, health and character requirements

Important note 1

  • Your employment must be full-time and genuine
  • The role is permanent, or fixed term for at least 12 months, or a contract or contracts for at least 6 months or more.

Important note 2

  • Dependents under 24 years of age can be included in the application for straight to residence visa

Resident visa processing time- about 6 months

Why West Highlander?

West Highlander is one of the best consultants for New Zealand visas. Ms Parwinder Kaur one of the directors of the company is an LIA - Licensed Immigration Adviser licensed by the Immigration Adviser Authority New Zealand. She has in-depth knowledge about the registration process of overseas nurses with the Nursing Council of New Zealand

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