To Filipino Nurses in NEW ZEALAND? Have questions please.. - page 3

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   rn_05
    Quote from wishin4NZ
    to nalene and bonsai,

    maybe i could help you by giving you some tips regarding(application process, schools, visa steps, and expenses) for the competency program for NZ. my wife is currently working on her visa for the compentency program at waiariki tech in rotorua that will start on june 5. if you have the time and money you can do all the paper works by yourself. no need for an agency. email me or send me a PM. thanks and have a nice day
    hi wishin4NZ,

    I want to know how i can do all the paperworks by myself and the expenses also. Please share your info with me.

    One thing that bothers me a lot are the expenses. Is it better to go through a placement agency (reliable placement)? I saw the amount they'll be asking from one of the posts and I dunno if I'll have that big money to pay them. What can you suggest?

    Big thanks!!!
  2. by   scrubs224
    may I know how long will the NZ NSg Council do the assessment of our credentials after we submitted it to them? Will it take 2-3 months? thanks for any info. Am in the process of getting all the reqts for the NZ nsg council.
  3. by   wishin4NZ
    to RN_05 - i sent you a PM

    to janet - after you have submitted all the necessary papers it usually takes about a month or two for the council to process your papers . they should have received the ff papers before they could start the processing

    1. IELTS results -- must be mailed by the testing center
    2. Transcript - must be mailed by your school
    3. PRC papers - must be verified and mailed by PRC
    4. birth certificate, and or marriage cert , passport and PRC board certificate- you must have it authenticated by malacanang , dfa , nz embassy and to be mailed by you.
    5. completed application form - must be mailed by you
    6. professional and character references - must be mailed by your referees

    just send me a PM if you have any questions tnx
  4. by   scrubs224
    Quote from wishin4NZ
    to RN_05 - i sent you a PM

    to janet - after you have submitted all the necessary papers it usually takes about a month or two for the council to process your papers . they should have received the ff papers before they could start the processing

    1. IELTS results -- must be mailed by the testing center
    2. Transcript - must be mailed by your school
    3. PRC papers - must be verified and mailed by PRC
    4. birth certificate, and or marriage cert , passport and PRC board certificate- you must have it authenticated by malacanang , dfa , nz embassy and to be mailed by you.
    5. completed application form - must be mailed by you
    6. professional and character references - must be mailed by your referees

    just send me a PM if you have any questions tnx

    tnx for the very valuable info. hope to be there soon.
  5. by   JML_23
    Wow! These informations are very helpful guys... I hope i can get in to new zealand too...

    God bless!
  6. by   kokokoko
    hi, so NZ doesn't require work experience since they may advice nurses to take the competency assessment program?
  7. by   florencenightingale
    Quote from wishin4NZ
    to nalene and bonsai,

    maybe i could help you by giving you some tips regarding(application process, schools, visa steps, and expenses) for the competency program for NZ. my wife is currently working on her visa for the compentency program at waiariki tech in rotorua that will start on june 5. if you have the time and money you can do all the paper works by yourself. no need for an agency. email me or send me a PM. thanks and have a nice day
    Hi, can you also PM me your tips on how to do all the paperworks for New Zealand? Thanks in advance.
  8. by   florencenightingale
    I also have talked with an agency, and they said that I will be shelling out atleast 200,000 pesos for all the paperwork and ofcourse as payment for their assistance. I want to do this also on my own if possible, to save money. I hope someone can help me and PM me some tips. Thanks.
  9. by   crayondrops
    i just want to clarify if i got the infos right from my agency.

    After passing the IELTS exam, they will be processing our appilcation for abou 3-6 months. We will be granted a student visa and will be required to undergo a 2-month training. AFter that, we will be granted a working visa.

    Is this right? I mean, is this possible?
  10. by   BonesGilmore
    Quote from mithi
    hi,

    been surfing the internet.

    nz nursing council: http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/
    where you can find all the steps you need to take to be able to have a practicing certificate in nz

    contact: oseas@nursingcouncil.org.nz
    i e-mailed them and got a reply the day after. it is best to e-mail the only authority in nursing in nz before asking somebody else.

    pinoy blog: http://a-pinoy-in-nz.blogspot.com/
    he is not a nurse but this blogger has informative entries on practically everything about nz, you can find other pinoy blogs in nz linked on his site too. interesting journal.

    yahoogroup: pinoyz2nz at yahoogroups dot com
    please don't bother them with questions unless you have looked at their file section and still can't find an answer. they have this cool word file for nurses, look it up, it's really helpful.

    lastly, 4 out of 5 people i know have been advicing against agencies. they say the process is tedious but you can do it by yourself. save your money for the continuing education the council will be requiring you.

    good luck to us!!

    ei, thanks for this.


    i just have a few questions, anyone please help...
    is any hospital experience needed first before undergoing the competence assessment? if i'll do it the processing myself, can you give me a ballpark figure of how much it will cost me? what about the housing, will we also personally look for a place to stay there? is cg also required? thanks....
  11. by   angelNZ
    Quote from bonesgilmore
    ei, thanks for this.


    i just have a few questions, anyone please help...
    is any hospital experience needed first before undergoing the competence assessment? if i'll do it the processing myself, can you give me a ballpark figure of how much it will cost me? what about the housing, will we also personally look for a place to stay there? is cg also required? thanks....
    hi ! you don't need to have hospital experience to do your competency study here in nz and cg is no longer required just ielts of overall bond of 7. please remember that after the study around 6 weeks you have to look for a permanent nursing job contract before your student visa expires in just 3 months.pls be inform that 95% of the govt. hospitals does not accept nurses without hosp. experience & most nurses that will be represented by some filipino agents now in nz ,unless otherwise you got a good hosp.experience.nursing homes are the one that will accept you even you dont have a hosp. experience but be smart and knowledgble with the interview.it has been a big issue here nurses that has been victimized financially and with doubtful contract from most filipino agents here.pls.pls.filipino nurses dont be lured by the sweet words of agents that will represent you here in nz.the competency assessment course fee cost like 4000nzd.bording house weekly rent cost 100-150nzd bedspacing.food and other expenses cost you 2000 plus before you can land a job.nz is a very high cost of living country.pls you dont have to have an agent to enroll yourself to any sch. here.everything that you need to know coming to nz for nurses,you can find this in the nursing council of nz website.in any sch that you intend to be enrolled they will help you from your arrival & your residence to stay,they will welcome you and guide you every step of the way.you dont need an agent to come to new zealand.nurses with hosp. experiece has the potencial to be easily accepted in any hosp. if you are not represented by an agent.instead paying those agancies in the phil.save your money into your journey coming over. remember your agent will promise you fr a free house to stey,free food,and to a lot of promises, at the end of the day you will still pay them back that is aside to their finders fee fr the hosp but most from the nsg homes.you dont have to sign any contract, it is here that you will find yourself hooked up with an agent.once nurses are already here you can find guidance and support from the filipino community.start doin your documents today and kia ora to new zealand !
  12. by   angelNZ
    You need to have an employer permanent contract before the immigration will give you a working visa.Make sure that you have to have a complete medical,cxr,mrsa, blood test before you come to NZ.its very expensive here to do that and it is a must from the school to have that requirement before you can start your competency.Cheers.
  13. by   angelNZ
    You can find a job easily in the hosp. if you have a hosp experience,and its easier to apply in the nsg homes if you dont have a hosp experience.Hosp has a bigger salary and with better benefits for the nurses.

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