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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   hazeln
    hi nina9404! i hope ur doing great. i am trying to gather info on how to apply as a nurse in nz and i found ur post a couple of years ago i was wondering how ur application went, and if you can give me some advices. thanks for any reply. God bless you!
  2. by   smcl09
    hi nurse_cardio!

    i would like to know if you had any luck in finding a CAP school? any information would be greatly appreciated.

    thank you!
  3. by   raphaelluigi
    i already have my cap school at [font=sans-serif]wesley institute of learning and my schedule is this coming july., i am just hoping now that i could find a sponsor
  4. by   smcl09
    Quote from raphaelluigi
    i already have my cap school at [font=sans-serif]wesley institute of learning and my schedule is this coming july., i am just hoping now that i could find a sponsor
    hi raphaelluigi!

    congratulations for having been accepted to a cap school.

    how were you informed by wesley institute of learning that you are accepted in their school? did they send you an email? how many days did it take from the time you applied before they were able to give you any response?

    i am still awaiting approval from cap schools and i was not able to find any yet since all of them are full until 2013. any tips?

    thanks for your help!!
  5. by   kutaw
    hi raphaelluigi!next

    congratulations for having been accepted to a cap school.

    how were you informed by wesley institute of learning that you are accepted in their school? did they send you an email? how many days did it take from the time you applied before they were able to give you any response?

    i am still awaiting approval from cap schools and i was not able to find any yet since all of them are full until 2013. any tips?


    thanks for your help!!


    i need help with my application in new zealand, i have received the letter from the council asking me to complete the cap but is it true that they're all full till next year?

    one more thing, the preliminary review of the documentation indicated that my education and practice has been mainly in "general and obstetric nursing" and that the placement component of my cap should be in the same setting. does this mean that i wont be able to apply to bupa care services since they cater nursing and rest homes for the elderly?
  6. by   florencenightingale
    Yes all schools who do CAP are full.General and obstetric nursing only means that you can not work in mental health. Rest homes belong to the general category. The disadvantage of working in rest homes is that when you decide to transfer to a government facility in the future, they will consider you a new grad, regardless of how many years you have worked in the rest home set up.
  7. by   pinkpuffer23
    Hello,

    i hope someone could help me regarding my question:

    1. After applying with the nursing council in NZ, how can I apply in the immigration?

    2. What visa should I apply for and what is the reason I should give out to the embassy?

    3. How long will it take applying for a visa?

    4. I read somewhere apply for visitor and proceed with the cap?

    5. How can we apply for the CAP is it upon arrival?

    Kindly help. Thank you
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    CAP I believe is full up this year and maybe even next year. You have to apply before arriving in NZ

    Check the NZ government website in regards routes you can take to immigrate
  9. by   penicillin8
    First and foremost, you must have IELTS with score of 7.0 or higher across the board, no lower than this in any category. Once you have this, you can apply for CAP in any school that is recognized by the NZ Nursing Council (google the website). All you want to know can be found from this website and you can ring them or email them for some informations if you still have some questions and can't find it in their guideline. Once you pick your school, contact them if they have available slot, gather information ( I assume you know what to ask, think!). Some schools offer lodging though it'll be expensive. Well, since you're international, it will be really expensive. But don't worry, once you become an NZ nurse and earning, you'll say that it's worth it. The visa that you'll be given is student visa and you're not allowed to work. Processing of the visa depends on how fast or slow your own country process it but it shouldn't be long provided that you have complete requirements. I advise that you take step by step and do not resort to any agency or consulting company. You don't need to pay extra to come to NZ to work as a nurse. If you have IELTS, well and good. I recommend that you start watching films with English accent or familiarize yourself with the Kiwi accent (watch Shortland street in youtube to listen to the accent). I won't be much around in the forum but I'll check my account sometimes. PM me if you like. Goodluck!
    Last edit by penicillin8 on Jul 23, '12 : Reason: grammatical error
  10. by   pinkpuffer23
    Hello, another question as stated by the nursing council 450 hours of nursing application is only needed. But some forum are saying it must be 1 year in total.
  11. by   florencenightingale
    Hi Pinkpuffer23,

    With regards to that NZNC requirement, it would be best ot email them and ask directly what number of hours they require.
  12. by   greenjungle
    With the volume of PH RNs rushing toward NZ, it wouldn't be a surprise if they will soon have more than enough nurses to go around.
  13. by   pinkpuffer23
    Hi rjoe1178, hi kindly ask we're you able to get an approval from Nz nursing council? Thank you

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