To Filipino Nurses in NEW ZEALAND? Have questions please.. - page 9

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   ijarache
    A lot of us (mostly second coursers) got denied by the Nursing Council to take the Competence Assessment Program. I'm telling you this so that if you're a second courser, better think 10x before applying. I'm not saying that all second coursers has 100% chance of getting denied. This is just based on the people I know who were approved and disapproved by the council. Anyway, once denied, they are going to refund NZ$65 from the NZ$465 application fee. They will also give you the chance to appeal you case, which means, there is still hope...
  2. by   suzanne4
    Thank you for verifying what I have been posting on the International forum. Perhaps some will believe what I have been saying now that you have gone thru the process.
  3. by   Singaporexpat
    hi,
    i'm new to te forum and really amazed at the camaraderie on the site. having had limited exposure to international nursing, i am simply looking at the percentage of acceptance vs. the cost of applying in new zealand, and noted that zew zealand makes approximately 400 nzd for each application, i would submit that this is a very lucrative business for them!

    i can only say, as an american living abroad (currently in singapore but moving to the philippines) that there are countries that appreciate philipina nurses. such as singapore (although the cost of living is very high here) but also in the us, my mother always raves about the nurses from the phlippines in her hospital. i can see i have a lot to learn here. thank you

    post edited to conform with the tos of this site.

    suzanne4
  4. by   raine182
    I'm new here, im really considering to work in NZ as an RN my main concern is i want to know if its true that nurses earn only a minimum there..enough only for the daily expenses because of the high cost of living there..also can we recover the money we would invest for the schooling and the processing..i have heard that a lot of nurses are having a hard time paying for the loans they have for their schooling and etc..a reply from this would be greatly appreciated..you can also PM me
  5. by   Liger_RN
    hhhmm, and to think it will be easy to process everything when going to NZ...i wanted to hope for an easier way but i guess there is no such thing...is there...:zzzzz
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Liger_RN
    hhhmm, and to think it will be easy to process everything when going to NZ...i wanted to hope for an easier way but i guess there is no such thing...is there...:zzzzz
    There is no easy way but if it is something you really want to do then you will find the time and perceiver
  7. by   kooki
    are there any nursing schools in nz with 1 year or 6months conversion degree in nursing? can anyone pls help me im planning to apply for a post- graduate study. and what are the requirements? pls pm me thank you very much.

    im already RN in the phils and currently a volunteer in a hospital
  8. by   cioman94
    Quote from ijarache
    A lot of us (mostly second coursers) got denied by the Nursing Council to take the Competence Assessment Program. I'm telling you this so that if you're a second courser, better think 10x before applying. I'm not saying that all second coursers has 100% chance of getting denied. This is just based on the people I know who were approved and disapproved by the council. Anyway, once denied, they are going to refund NZ$65 from the NZ$465 application fee. They will also give you the chance to appeal you case, which means, there is still hope...
    2nd coursers denied?! whew! that's a bad but a realistic warning, i hope i would be lucky enough to be approved.. what usually are the reasons for the disapproval? thanks.
  9. by   cioman94
    Quote from alcheska
    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.
    hi.. what do you mean by "6 months CLINICAL experience"? does it strictly mean "hospital" experience? or it also includes experience as: company nurse, clinical instructor, school nurse? thanks if you could help..
  10. by   cioman94
    what do you mean by "conversion" degree? nways, what you need is 6-8 week competency assessment program(schooling/training) which you must pass and consequently obtain an RN title in New
  11. by   oneproudigorot
    hi there! I currently hold a US license as a registered nurse in the state of Vermont, can I apply for reciprocity to get a license in NZ?

    I am planning to try and work in NZ.

    How is the CAP like? Would my US license help me in any way? I've a usable score in the IELTS (7.5 band, no score below 7 in the 4 categories)
  12. by   suzanne4
    There is no such thing as reciprocity between licenses in different countries. You are going to need to meet the requirements of NZ, and that includes having a local license for you as well as work experience. The NCLEX exam is valid for the US only, and the other caveat is that you have never used it. NZ wants to see the NLE passed for you.

    Please do not post the same question in several forums.

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    Thread moved to the International Forum since it is specific to licensing and immigration for NZ, and not related to working in the Philipines.
  13. by   dreamer0908
    ijarache: do you have their required hospital experience?gosh, i'm worried all of a sudden, i have 3 months volunteer and currently employed since 03 Sept '07.i have lodged my application and have received acknowledgment letter from The Nursing Council just lastweek..now I'm really worried since I myself am a second courser too.

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