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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   cijhane
    [quote=Aquarian;2172585]Since you're an NCLEX passer (esp. if you have a current US license), the Nursing Council might assess your qualifications differently (they might even waive the completion of competency programme for you ).
    You can inquire about registration and download forms here www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/reg.html for assessment. I believe that you can apply directly to hospitals once you have the license. A job offer and license are required for the work permit/visa.[/quote


    hi! i have the same probs as others. just passed nclex exam and planning to work in nz while waiting for retro to be lift up. hope someone can answer my question if i can use my nclex license instead of ielts?? hope i can hear any from you all guys working in nz. im desperately need jobs as of the moment for im jobless for 2 months now..

    thanks!
  2. by   retsimnaeb
    [quote=cijhane;2593870]
    Quote from Aquarian
    Since you're an NCLEX passer (esp. if you have a current US license), the Nursing Council might assess your qualifications differently (they might even waive the completion of competency programme for you ).
    You can inquire about registration and download forms here www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/reg.html for assessment. I believe that you can apply directly to hospitals once you have the license. A job offer and license are required for the work permit/visa.[/quote


    hi! i have the same probs as others. just passed nclex exam and planning to work in nz while waiting for retro to be lift up. hope someone can answer my question if i can use my nclex license instead of ielts?? hope i can hear any from you all guys working in nz. im desperately need jobs as of the moment for im jobless for 2 months now..

    thanks!
    you can not use your nclex license in lieu of IELTS. you need IELTS band 7.0 . Having an nclex license does not mean anything when you register with the nursing council of new zealand. The required competency assessment program serves an introduction to nursing policies and guidelines of new zealand...
  3. by   alcheska
    I agree, in order to be considered for the CAP here, you need at least 6 mos clinical experience and still working while processing for your Enrollment here. THere are a lot of schools here for competency. You can check the Nursing council website. To give you a rough idea how much the schooling would cost around 200kPHP - School. 150K- allowance. 50-70K round trip ticket depends on the season. So max 500K php. Depende din minsan kung magkano ang hinihingi ng mga agency dyan sa pinas.

    Hope this helps.
  4. by   alcheska
    Quote from 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!!!!!

    We were catered by a consultancy firm in Cebu City. Yes you need at least 6 mos clinical experience and still working while your application is still on the process. We paid everything, see my posting on this thread.
    We also paid the agency for the processing. It took us 11 mos to get here. *NZ's policy is getting difficult yearly so better check for the changes often.

    Hope that helps.
  5. by   Topz
    Quote from narsbing
    Overseas nurses applying for registration as registered nurses must have:
    • registration with an overseas regulatory authority AND
    • EITHER an overseas qualification equivalent to a New Zealand nursing qualification purpose of assessing competencies for the registered nurse scope of practice.
    • OR have successfully completed a programme approved by the Council for the purpose of assessing competencies for the registered nurse scope of practice.
    It didnt say number of years experience required.

    My application got delicned by the NZNC saying my academic backgroud didn't match the scope of nursing practice in NZ. Weird part is I have several classmates who's applications got approved, and to think they don't have any post nursing experience yet whereas I have several already, and again, to think that i have already passed my NCLEX whereas they don't have it yet.

    In conclusion, I would say that the NZNC's way of evaluating an application is very arbitrary. So those planning to go to NZ, be careful. You might have the money, paid your agency and completed all the required documents already only to find out in the end that your application is declined by the NZNC.
  6. by   pinoynars
    Good day people! I would like to ask anyone if there are sure job offers in new zealand after going on an eight-week study? is it hard to find a job there for nurses? i am considering of going with a student visa but still quite hesitant because there are some rumors that some nurses are getting unemployed because the number of filipino nurses is increasing. please help me decide. my ielts will expire by april 2008 so i have a little time to decide. soo confused. thank you... God bless!
  7. by   tropheus
    I know a processing firm/agency that helps nurses migrate to New Zealand. The company is called iMEETS. They are based in manila and has worked for a lot of people. Visit their website for more information.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Jan 31, '08 : Reason: Terms of Service
  8. by   pinoynars
    thanks!
  9. by   owen2004
    Quote from pinoynars
    Good day people! I would like to ask anyone if there are sure job offers in new zealand after going on an eight-week study? is it hard to find a job there for nurses? i am considering of going with a student visa but still quite hesitant because there are some rumors that some nurses are getting unemployed because the number of filipino nurses is increasing. please help me decide. my ielts will expire by april 2008 so i have a little time to decide. soo confused. thank you... God bless!
    hi there! nursing jobs in new zealand are abundant due to the fact that most filipino nurses jump to australia after gaining new zealand citizenship due to better pay in australia.. i work at auckland hospital in new zealand for 2 yrs before jumping to australia..
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Mar 1, '08 : Reason: Terms of Service
  10. by   mushymash
    Quote from owen2004
    hi there! nursing jobs in new zealand are abundant due to the fact that most filipino nurses jump to australia after gaining new zealand citizenship due to better pay in australia.. i work at auckland hospital in new zealand for 2 yrs before jumping to australia..

    wow!

    can you please share what's it's like working in new zealand, how did you adjust, how was your work there, working condition, working as a foreigner, their treatment and the hospital or nursing home situation....

    thank you so much...

    this would give us insight on what to expect in new zeland...

    also, how long have you been a nurse in the philippines before going to new zealand

    God bless....
  11. by   tweety001
    Quote from lorenzonico
    I know a processing firm/agency that helps nurses migrate to New Zealand. The company is called iMEETS. They are based in manila and has worked for a lot of people. Visit their website for more information.
    is this agency genuine? how much their placement fees will be?
    have you applied in this agency already? if so, what's your current status?
  12. by   owen2004
    dont go tru agencies ! you can apply direct! contact the nursing council!
  13. by   owen2004
    consider australia...pay is better

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