Nursing is a profession which is in demand globally. New Zealand too welcomes internationally qualified nurses who can register and work as a nurse in New Zealand.
The condition is that the qualification of the nurse must be recognised by nursing council of New Zealand. For this the nurses need to meet nursing council standards.
After applying the Nursing council of New Zealand may ask you to complete a Competence Assessment Programme (CAP) prior to registration. This may be case for nurses from India who would like to register and work as a nurse in New Zealand.
Below is the complete process of applying to nursing council of New Zealand for initial registration
To be eligible to apply for registration you need to meet 7 standards as set by nursing council of New Zealand
Nursing Council of New Zealand registration requirements for nurses having qualification from India and other international qualified nurses
To be eligible to apply for registration as a internationally qualified nurse with nursing council applicants need to fulfil the below 7 requirements. All requirements are compulsory so check minutely before sending your application. Nurses willing to register as nurse in New Zealand and do a Competence Assessment Programme (CAP) prior to registration can consult a licensed immigration adviser for complete guidance about the process. In case you are looking for a licensed immigration adviser LIA in Chandigarh you may contact West Highlander.
- First requirement – Nursing qualification for registration as a nurse
You must have a nursing qualification which is equivalent to a qualification at level 7 at the New Zealand qualification framework. Consult the Licensed Immigration Adviser in Chandigarh at West Highlander Immigration to know whether you fulfil the qualification requirement.
- Second Requirement- Current registration as a nurse
You must have been registered as a nurse in India if you are nurse aspiring to register with New Zealand nursing council. Your registration must be current.
- Third Requirement- Work Experience as a nurse post registration
You must hold a work experience of at least 2 years.
- Fourth requirement- English language ability
You must have an IELTS band score of 7 each in academic module or an equivalent PTE score. If you are not able to score IELTS 7 each in one sitting consult experienced and qualified licensed immigration adviser to know how to fulfil English language requirement by submitting results for English language evidence in 2 sittings.
- Fifth Requirement- Identity
- Sixth Requirement- Fitness to practise as a nurse in New Zealand
- Seventh requirement- competent to practise as a nurse in New Zealand
Registration process with Nursing Council of New Zealand for Indian Nurses
The registration process consists of 3 steps as below
- Step 1 CGFNS credentials verification
- Step 2 Send CGFNS report to Nursing Council of New Zealand
- Step 3 Send applications to Nursing Council of New Zealand
Cost of Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand for nurses in India
There is a fees associated with the process of registration with nursing Council of New Zealand. Nurses need to pay at 2 steps. The first one is the fees of CGFNS credentials. This is the cost for verification of your documents like education, work experience, English language ability, identity documents, and your registration with the nursing council in your home country which you need to pay to CGFNS
A CGFNS fee USD 300 which is approximately INR 22000 AT 1 USD equals 73 INR
Nursing Council Application fees
Other fees which nurse from India need to pay for registration with New Zealand nursing council is the Nursing Council Application fees. This is the fees for assessing you application against the seven Nursing Council of New Zealand registration requirements for nurses having qualification from India and other international qualified nurses
The fee is NZD $ 485 which is approximately INR 25500 at 1 NZD equals 52 INR
Nursing Council of New Zealand registration decision
The nursing council will assess your application and give decision on your application. In most of the cases for India educated nurses if everything goes fine you may be directed to do a CAP program prior to your registration as a nurse in New Zealand