NZRN here. I came to NZ through student visa. I worked as a caregiver while I processed my nursing registration in the Nursing council. It took me about 2 years before I got my registration. Currently, I work in an aged care facility and I'm loving it, old people are just lovely. I obtained my residency last year and my husband and my 2 sisters followed me here. My journey in NZ is not easy, I had been to rough times. I was even a victim of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake but these trials strengthen me. I came to NZ with only $190 pocket money as I spent all my savings paying the course fees for my student visa. Luckily, I met few kindhearted Filipinos who helped me in my accommodation and daily expenses. After a month, I managed to find a job and changed my visa to work visa. Philippines is home and NZ too. I think if you are just hardworking, it is so easy to fulfill your dreams here as they are lots of support from the government.