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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   narsbing
    FYI for those interested :

    This is what Ive read so far from the website of Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua.

    2007 Tuition Fees for International Students
    * Nursing in NZ: $4,500 (6 weeks)

    * Unicare health insurance: NZ$418 per year (Varying premium rates may apply for short term enrolments)
    * Accommodation placement fee (One- off, Non refundable): $150
    * Home stay fees (includes meals and driving): $170 per week
    * Designated caregiver fee (for students aged below 18): $20 per week
    * Hostel accommodation (Twin share): $125 per person per week
    * Hostel accommodation (Single): $150 per week
    * Hostel Bond (Refundable- conditions apply): $150
    * Airport pick-up : $80 from Auckland International Airport
    $15 from Rotorua Airport


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  2. by   uh_huh?
    hello narsbing,

    i have a few questions for you

    1) is it true that by September 2007 the ielts requirement for NZ competency course will be 7.5 in each area, instead of 7?

    2)we were told that you will have a difficult time getting a nursing school in NZ if you dont have an agent. How true is this?

    3)what is the average time to process everything?

    4) is working experience or training a requirement to get into the competency program?

    5) we are currently doing our paperworks thru an agency.. and we find their fees to expensive.. if we decide to do the processing by ourselves.. how do we tell nz council that we are no longer being represented by our agent? is that possible?

    i hope yu can enlighten me on this. thank you so much!! God bless you!!!
  3. by   narsbing
    Quote from uh_huh?
    hello narsbing,

    i have a few questions for you

    1) is it true that by September 2007 the ielts requirement for NZ competency course will be 7.5 in each area, instead of 7?

    2)we were told that you will have a difficult time getting a nursing school in NZ if you dont have an agent. How true is this?

    3)what is the average time to process everything?

    4) is working experience or training a requirement to get into the competency program?

    5) we are currently doing our paperworks thru an agency.. and we find their fees to expensive.. if we decide to do the processing by ourselves.. how do we tell nz council that we are no longer being represented by our agent? is that possible?

    i hope yu can enlighten me on this. thank you so much!! God bless you!!!
    http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Sta...May%202005.pdf

    http://www.nznurses.co.nz/

    Answer - 1) I have no info regarding the changes in IELTS requirement.

    Present Approved English language assessments are:
    - Academic International English Language Testing System ("IELTS")
    with a score of at least 7.0 in reading, listening, writing and speaking
    respectively.

    Answer - 2) Nursing schools in New Zealand is not in any connected to any of your agency. You can research on where do you want to live and which School is offering CAP.
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    Answer - 3) Timeline is not written in stone, but if assuming everything goes well and all your funds for enrollment is prepared, probably 2 to 3 months maximum of 6 months.

    Answer - 4) Based on other nurses experience and from what I have read here and on other forums concerning nursing in new zealand, it would be the nursing council that will decide on a case to case basis.

    Answer - 5) Have your agency submitted your application form to the nursing council? Have you signed and filled up the application form? Please check the link above. Try emailing them for specific answer to your case. I tried emailing them when I asked for the application package and they reply fast.


    Cheers and have a nice day.




    "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find..."
  4. by   narsbing
    http://www.nzno.org.nz/Site/General/...es_beware.aspx

    Overseas Nurses – Be Careful!

    The international shortage of nurses is resulting in many more nurses coming to New Zealand via international immigration agencies. But with the growth in this type of nurse migration, NZNO has concerns about the practices of some agencies. This advice sheet has been prepared by NZNO after we became aware of Filipino nurses coming to New Zealand and experiencing exploitative employment and immigration practices.

    Recruitment Agencies





    Some international agencies charge exorbitant rates to complete the necessary immigration and registration requirements. Other dubious practices by immigration agencies are withholding personal documents including passports; pressuring nurses to sign up for hire purchase agreements soon after arrival; arranging deductions from wages; and fostering excessive dependency of nurses on immigration agents for accommodation and childcare.
  5. by   stephensonwater
    what is the usual salary in new zealand? is the cost of living in the said country high?
  6. by   narsingkiwi
    Quote from stephensonwater
    what is the usual salary in new zealand? is the cost of living in the said country high?
    starting salary in New Zealand is dependent on your work experience. Try googling for the "cost of living calculator New Zealand" .

    if you are interested to work in NZ visit this sites www.immigration.govt.nz for NZIS , www.nursingcouncil.org.nz - Nursing Council of New Zealand you can download the forms and guides from that site . also try www.nurse2nz.blogspot.com - a step by step guide to Nursing in New Zealand.:spin:
  7. by   chicken11
    hi. i just want to ask - do they require me to be a registered nurse here in the phils. before i can apply for their CAP program? i don't plan on taking the local board exams, since I'm planning to work in the US, but due to retrogression...i'm interested in aquiring as much knowledge and skills that i can while waiting. i can't do that here in the phils. since as i've mentioned i don't plan on taking the local board. thank you so much!
  8. by   narsingkiwi
    Quote from chicken11
    hi. i just want to ask - do they require me to be a registered nurse here in the phils. before i can apply for their CAP program? i don't plan on taking the local board exams, since I'm planning to work in the US, but due to retrogression...i'm interested in aquiring as much knowledge and skills that i can while waiting. i can't do that here in the phils. since as i've mentioned i don't plan on taking the local board. thank you so much!
    Yes , you need to be a Registered RN in the Philippines before you can register for the CAP program. And it would help if you have clinical work experience.
  9. by   nursemich
    hi ive been reading these posts and i just want to ask if these process to new zealand same with australia because im planning to go to australia.. can anyone help me find the link for australia processing?
  10. by   lavalin
    go to australia forum maybe they can help you..
  11. by   retsimnaeb
    good day to all. anyone kind enough to explain the whole process of authentication of documents for new zealand? thanks very much:spin:
  12. by   narsingkiwi
    to retsimnaeb: try reading the registration form for overseas registered nurse from the nursing council website . it indicates the outline for authentication. if you have time read www.nurse2nz.blogspot.com - you can get some tips regarding the steps for registration as a nurse in new zealand. good luck!
  13. by   sjgc13
    hello, anyone there who could give me some consulting firms so that i could inquire about processing to new zealand?

    is it true that NOW they already require the nurses to have hospital experience?

    i would greatly appreciate any help from you guys, thanks!!!!!

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