Enrolled nurses() work in teams under the direction of registered nurses. They provide health care and education in home, community, residential and hospital settings. To become an enrolled nurse, you must successfully complete the 18-month diploma of enrolled nursing (level 5 on the New Zealand Qualification Authority framework).
Nurse Entry to Practice is Aotearoa New Zealand's nursing graduate programme. The programme enables our nursing graduates to begin their careers supported, safe, skilled, and confident in their clinical practice.
Nurse Entry to Specialist Practice is Aotearoa New Zealand's nursing graduate programme for nurses wishing to work in mental health or addiction nursing. The programme enables our nursing graduates to begin their mental health and addiction careers supported, safe, skilled, and confident in their clinical practice.
Nurse practitioners() have the legal authority to practice beyond the level of a registered nurse. Nurse practitioners combine their advanced nursing knowledge and skills with diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic knowledge. They provide care for people with both common and complex conditions.
The Nursing Council of New Zealand() is responsible under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 for the registration of nurses in New Zealand. Under the Act the Council must be satisfied that each candidate for registration as a nurse. They also have information for international nurses() wanting to live and work in New Zealand.
Registered nurses() use their knowledge and judgment to assess health needs and provide care, and to advise and support people to manage their health. They practise independently and in collaboration with other health professionals, perform general nursing functions, and delegate to and direct enrolled nurses, health care assistants and others. To become a registered nurse, you must successfully complete a three-year Bachelor of Nursing degree (level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority Framework) or a two-year graduate entry master's degree (level 8 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework).