I'm new here and not sure which forum to post this query on. My family has been pushing me to migrate to the US, where my sister's a citizen, but I'm a really interested in New Zealand and Australia.
I've read up on NZ registration requirements and keep seeing Competency Assessment Programmes (CAP) in the registration process. I don't have much information on it and I find it better to ask person who have been through the process.
Is CAP the first step in registration or is there a specific starting point in the registration process? I'd just like to clarify what it actually pertains to and what it involves in terms of time, requirements and resources.
Is CAP a bridging program for international nurses that's in NZ Nursing schools or is it purely an assessment program done by the NZNC? Does getting into a CAP require application (you need to be screened) or is it a training you can enroll in right away? If I get into the program, how long does it take and is there a usual range for fees/tuition?
Sorry for the multitude of questions. I'm basically starting from scratch here, because people keep giving me differing answers. hehe