To Filipino Nurses in NEW ZEALAND? Have questions please.. - page 25

Good day! :wavey: I am considering trying my luck as a nurse in New Zealand. Can anyone here help me and tell me what to expect in the 2-3months competency assessment? Is it really like... Read More

  1. by   therese08
    Quote from czarexroi
    Try to inquire in Timaru Hospital. I had my 6 wks CAP in that hospital. I only paid NZD750 for the whole course and they offer the CAP for free if you will sign an employment contract for 6 months. That price was 2 yrs ago. I think they are still the cheapest and I had a good clinical exposure.
    This is a very useful information. Does Timaru Hospital require you to have a hospital experience here in PI before you could have your CAP with them? Is there any other qualification that we need to know. thanks much.
  2. by   babyjr
    where's that timaru hospital located? do they have a website?
  3. by   therese08
    Hi everyone!

    I just finished all 32 pages of this thread! whew!! But i still have a few questions though which i think was not asked in the previous post.

    But first here's my story:

    -- i'm a 2007 graduate and board passer
    -- i also passed the NCLEX and IELTS (sadly, my IELTS is past its expiration date and i think i need a retake. )
    -- i have a one year hospital experience July 2007 - 2008.
    -- i haven't started applying for NZ yet but i will once i get equip with the need-to-knows.

    And here's my questions:

    -- NCNZ and CAP schools - i understand that both NCNZ and CAP schools require different length of experience but nobody really expounded on whether it's a must to have a CURRENT experience. The last time i was employed as a nurse was july 2008 - thats a 2 yr working gap already. Can somebody please expound specifically on CAP schools ( since i could just ask NCNZ directly... heheh)

    -- Is there a website that lists all CAP schools in NZ? I already jot down some that were already mentioned in the previous post but im afraid i need more options on this.

    -- It was mentioned that it may take around 2-3 mos to process the whole thing at 6 mos max but that was posted at 2007. Do you guys have the current info regarding the processing time?

    Lastly, let me air out some thought: =)

    I do agree that several agencies are most likely after your money so it is better to be aware of whats happening. Although i have nothing against recruitment agencies i think it is better to be fully equip ( knowing the steps, requirements, etc) so you could bombard them with questions in case your not satisfied with what they are doing with your money. You're giving them YOUR MONEY so its good to know what are they doing with it. Taking time for research is a very good investment. To everyone who encourage everybody else to apply on their own: KUDOS!
    And to everybody who took time to share relevant knowledge about going/working in NZ - THANK YOU!
  4. by   RDCH
    hey i have known an a consultancy firm who give me an estimated 420k inclusive of everything. from the program, the medical exams, the housing, foods and airfare. well, the housing and food though are good for at least the length of time of the program.

    the problem is they don;t provide you with the employer right after the training program.

    Is the payment okay? they are also quite vocal on the assistance fee which is 55k from the 420k.

    is it easy to apply as a nurse in NZ if you are a free lancer?
  5. by   kiki_me
    Quote from therese08
    -- NCNZ and CAP schools - i understand that both NCNZ and CAP schools require different length of experience but nobody really expounded on whether it's a must to have a CURRENT experience. The last time i was employed as a nurse was july 2008 - thats a 2 yr working gap already. Can somebody please expound specifically on CAP schools ( since i could just ask NCNZ directly... heheh)
    i am not really sure on this one, maybe they will consider past experience or maybe they won't. it's a case to case basis so you better contact the NCNZ on this one.

    -- Is there a website that lists all CAP schools in NZ? I already jot down some that were already mentioned in the previous post but im afraid i need more options on this.
    search the NCNZ website or better yet, click here.

    -- It was mentioned that it may take around 2-3 mos to process the whole thing at 6 mos max but that was posted at 2007. Do you guys have the current info regarding the processing time?
    AFAIK, the processing time for NCNZ registration varies. some get approved as early as 1 month, most usually are at 4 months, and there are also some who max it out with a 9-month long wait.

  6. by   kiki_me
    Quote from RDCH
    hey i have known an a consultancy firm who give me an estimated 420k inclusive of everything. from the program, the medical exams, the housing, foods and airfare. well, the housing and food though are good for at least the length of time of the program.

    the problem is they don;t provide you with the employer right after the training program.

    Is the payment okay? they are also quite vocal on the assistance fee which is 55k from the 420k.

    is it easy to apply as a nurse in NZ if you are a free lancer?

    Agencies just get you there in nz by acting as mediums in the transaction between you and the Nursing Council of New Zealand (they receive the letters from NCNZ and relay them to you, you provide them with your documents and they send them out, they follow-up your application status via email... things which you can do all BY YOURSELF).

    Also, agencies don't provide you with employers unless they have institutions in nz wherein they are affiliated with, which are mostly rest homes that offer sponsorship for CAP in exchange for working with them for a certain number of years. But that is IF you need sponsorship. If not, then the agency will give you free reign over which hospitals you wish to work at. But still, is this worth the 55k?

    When you process the application by yourself, you get to have full control of your communication between the NCNZ, you get to know when and what time and who received your docs, who is assessing them, how far they have gone in doing so, what docs you lack if applicable, you communicate with your case manager and he/she with you.. which is what should be. So save your 55k for your flight to nz or for extra pocket money or whatever. It's a complete waste to hand over that much to people who do things for you that you yourself are completely capable of. As what you called it, I'm a "freelancer" too. I should know how easy it is.

    Just my two cents...that maybe able to save your 55 thou.



    Last edit by kiki_me on Aug 12, '10 : Reason: typos
  7. by   retsimnaeb
    Overseas Applications - Nursing Council NZ


    Overseas Applications


    The Nursing Council will not be accepting any new applications for registration from overseas applicants (except applications under Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement {TTMR}) from 10 August 2010 until such time as any amendments to the qualifications required for those applicants have been consulted on and gazetted.

    Any new applications for registration from overseas applicants that are received fall into this category. It is anticipated that any amendments to the qualifications will come into force at the end of September 2010 at which time the Council will resume accepting new applications.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Aug 13, '10 : Reason: Tagalog removed
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Just a quick reminder not to post in Tagalog but only in English please
  9. by   kiki_me
    Quote from retsimnaeb
    Overseas Applications - Nursing Council NZ


    Overseas Applications


    The Nursing Council will not be accepting any new applications for registration from overseas applicants (except applications under Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement {TTMR}) from 10 August 2010 until such time as any amendments to the qualifications required for those applicants have been consulted on and gazetted.

    Any new applications for registration from overseas applicants that are received fall into this category. It is anticipated that any amendments to the qualifications will come into force at the end of September 2010 at which time the Council will resume accepting new applications.

    A member from another forum contacted the NCNZ regarding this and the Council said that applications received before 10 August 2010 will be stored and the applications that they do receive after the said date will be returned to the sender. Sigh. What a waste of money.

    Makes you wonder what changes they are going to implement.. maybe IELTS 7 all and up in one sitting? or maybe the 2 years experience will be mandatory already.. who knows? All we can do is play the waiting game and hope for the best. Tsk tsk.



  10. by   victoria03
    Quote from kiki_me
    A member from another forum contacted the NCNZ regarding this and the Council said that applications received before 10 August 2010 will be stored and the applications that they do receive after the said date will be returned to the sender. Sigh. What a waste of money.

    Makes you wonder what changes they are going to implement.. maybe IELTS 7 all and up in one sitting? or maybe the 2 years experience will be mandatory already.. who knows? All we can do is play the waiting game and hope for the best. Tsk tsk.



    Hi!

    I'm also confuse about this info. so for now, the council is not accepting overseas application but when will they be accepting again? Is it at the end of SEPT that they will be open for overseas application again?

    Hope to hear from you soon..
  11. by   kiki_me
    Yeah, by the end of September (or hopefully earlier than that) they will be accepting applicants again. But of course they will then be following the amendments on their requirements for international nurse applicants.
    The million-dollar question here is: what changes have they made? But whatever that may be, let us hope it can be readily achieved or a lot of eager and waiting applicants will be set back and delayed. tsk tsk.
  12. by   jepoy_sydney
    it's the same requirements i think... nothing really changed.. did it?
  13. by   markgian
    i think it's the same requirements. no noticeable changes.. i hope that they did not become more strict though...

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