Welcome

Thank you for your interest in becoming a New Zealand registered nurse.

The Nursing Council of New Zealand's role is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by ensuring that nurses are registered, competent and fit to practice.

Before you apply we recommend you use this self-assessment tool to help determine your eligibility for registration as an internationally qualified nurse in the registered nurse scope of practice in New Zealand. For registration, this tool will also help give you an understanding of what is required of you during the application process.

While this self assessment tool will give a general guide as to whether you are eligible to apply for registration in the registered nurse scope of practice, please note all applications are individually assessed.