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Competency Assessment Programme - Enrolled Nurse

Obtain a current practicing certificate to work as an enrolled nurse in New Zealand.

This intensive programme comprises of three weeks of theory and includes study in ethics, regulations in New Zealand, quality assurance, cultural safety and preparation for clinical practice and a practical clinical component which runs for six weeks.

Please note this is a pathway to reactivate your existing scope of practice. It is not a transition pathway for Enrolled Nurses who wish to remove restrictions on their scope of practice.

Internationally qualified nurses please note: this programme will accept internationally qualified nurses who currently hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand. Internationally qualified nurses require a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand, with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace.

Applications are accepted subject to the availability of suitable clinical placement.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$1,530 - $1,940 per year
International costs
$6,720 per year

Fees for 2021

International costs
$6,920 per year
International Levy
$152.50

Applicants must be a New Zealand Enrolled Nurse or an internationally qualified nurse with the appropriate documentation (see Additional Requirements) and have at least one year of employment as an Enrolled Nurse.

New Zealand applicants will be New Zealand enrolled nurses. Internationally qualified nurses must:

  • hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand.
  • have a letter from the Nursing Council approving their qualification and documenting the English theorectical and practical requirements that they must meet in order to gain registration in New Zealand.
  • have a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace.
  • if from a non English speaking background meet the English requirements below.

Consent to Disclosure of Information

  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement.
  • The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School.
  • Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

Provide two referee reports (one must be from your most recent employer).

In order to participate in the clinicial components of the programme, you must meet various Health Authority requirements. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.

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Competency Assessment Programme - Enrolled Nurse

FULL-TIME - 9 Weeks

Obtain a current practicing certificate to work as an enrolled nurse in New Zealand.

Information
Type Other
Code G21135
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 35
Level 5
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference G21135-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$1,530 - $1,940 per year
International costs
$6,720 per year

Fees for 2021

International costs
$6,920 per year
International Levy
$152.50
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Additional Entry Requirements

New Zealand applicants will be New Zealand enrolled nurses. Internationally qualified nurses must:

  • hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand.
  • have a letter from the Nursing Council approving their qualification and documenting the English theorectical and practical requirements that they must meet in order to gain registration in New Zealand.
  • have a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace.
  • if from a non English speaking background meet the English requirements below.

Consent to Disclosure of Information

  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement.
  • The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School.
  • Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

Provide two referee reports (one must be from your most recent employer).

In order to participate in the clinicial components of the programme, you must meet various Health Authority requirements. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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