Friday, September 21, 2007

Are you qualified?

Basic qualifications that you need to have

  1. you are a licensed Registered Nurse in the Philippines and of good standing.

  2. you have at least a relevant 24 MONTHS PAID POST REGISTRATION WORK EXPERIENCE (as recommended by NCNZ - so that you will have a good chance of securing a slot for CAP and work afterwards) --or email the NCNZ to verify.
  3. you are of good health and character
  4. you have an IELTS score of 7.0 in all areas
then if you are qualified then read on.............


a letter from NCNZ re Work Experience Requirement (Oct 2010)

It is recommended that you have at least 2 years work experience working as a
registered nurse before applying for New Zealand registration as this will help with
employment prospects. Also if you are required to complete a competence
assessment programme, many of the competence assessment programme providers
will not enrol anyone who does not have 2 years work experience. It is also getting
harder to get into the programmes because the demand is high. It is preferable
that you are in paid employment as a registered nurse working in a clinical setting
.

25 comments:

Jinkee said...

patanong ulit kapatid.

yung clinical work experience, ilang years ang kailangan? Does it have to be recent?

tenyks.

nurse2nz said...

ngayon naghahanap sila ng at least 450 hrs work experience with in the last 3 years.

Anonymous said...

pano po pag wala pang work experience, di na maapprove for CAP??

nurse2nz said...

mag work ka muna before starting your application with the nursing council

nurse2nz said...

update: ngayon the nursing council will ask for at least one year post registration work experience. same goes for most CAP providers...

Anonymous said...

excuse me, what do you mean by "post registration work experience"?

i currently have 8 months work experience. is it ok that i start applying now?

Anonymous said...

Just wondering - i have a month training experience will that do instead of work under postgraduate clinical experience or do i actually have to be employed currently i am working as a company nurse while undergoing dialysis trainings

nurse2nz said...

as of 2008 , NCNZ is now requiring ONE YEAR POST REGISTRATION WORK EXPERIENCE .(in any area --clinic, hospital , company nurse )

Anonymous said...

i have been working for 11 months now. turning one year on august. would that be ok?

angelyap said...

What about if my family, including me, is already a permanent resident of NZ. Im a fresh graduate and currently I am reviewing for the IELTS exam while waiting for the board exam results. My family is already there and Im left here to finish the IELTS exam. Do I need the same work experience requirement here in the Philippines before going to NZ eventhough I am already a PR?

Thank u.

rus said...

How about working as a nursing assistant in NZ eventhough I am a registered nurse here in the Philippines? Is it possible that I can be a registered nurse there afterwards?

nurse2nz said...

to anonymous : just make sure that when you start your application , you submit a Certificate of Employment with the 12 months work experience.

nurse2nz said...

to angelyap: sad to say that you still need to comply with the one year work experience requriement , event if you are already a PR visa holder ... and please check the forum regularly , coz there seems to be problem for 2nd coursers (if you are one) applying w/ the NCNZ.

nurse2nz said...

to rus: how would you work as a nurse assistant? you can still register as a RN in NZ , but you still have to satisfy all requirements of NCNZ, IELTS 7.0 in all areas and at least 12 months work experience as a RN.

Anonymous said...

Hi nurse2nz! on your comment last July 12, 2008 you mentioned that "there seems to be a problem for 2nd coursers applying with the NCNZ". What specifically is the problem if you know about it?

I am a 2nd courser and on the way to complying their one year post registration experience.

Thank you so much for your help~

nurse2nz said...

anonymous : pls join the forums , and back read all the threads at the forum . me discussion dun about second coursers . tnx

Anonymous said...

hi, just want to ask about the required work experience.. do you think they would consider "volunteer hospital experience"? thanks.

Anonymous said...

about the 'post-registration experience,' goes in any setting include being a clinical instructor? does it also mean ANY work experience or it has to be related? does the experience mean paid work, like volunteer hospital experience is not counted?

Anonymous said...

hi there...How about if you are a Clinical Instructor? Can this be considered as a post-registration experience? Thank you so much. hope to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

hi, is it needed to be CURRENTLY employed as a nurse in order to apply in NCNZ? because i am not presently working now. but i do have a year of clinical experience sept 2005- oct 2006. hope this will be answered.. thanks!

nurse2nz said...

you must have worked at least 240 hrs in the last 3 years.

then total of one year. i guess you are qualified to apply

leslie said...

need po ba talaga na sa ielts 7 sa lahat ng subtests? 6.5 lang po kasi ako sa writing. may 1 yr experience na rin po ako sa 122 bed capacity na hospital..

Arjay said...

Good day to the author of this blog, i'm quite confused with the "one year post-registration work experience". Hope you can help.
I took my Licensure Exam last June 2008, the result came in July 24 and fortunately I passed. I began working as a STAFF ER Nurse on July31 and is still presently employed.
Naka-indicate po sa License & Board Certificate ko that my REGISTRATION DATE as NURSE was September 11, 2008 . All of my other documents are ready. I'm planning to forward it to the NZ Council this month.
Am I still eligible to apply this month or shall I wait for Sept.11,09 to send it? Please Help.

nurse2nz said...

arjay,

u can now start your application,, lately NCNZ accepted some applicants with only 6 months of work experience

Anonymous said...

hi! i would like to ask poh, kasi im on volunteer duty. hindi siya talaga the usual na 5 working days per week.
gusto ko lang poh malaman if ilang hours yung experience na tinatanggap ng nursing council. kasi almost 1 yr na poh ang experience ko sa isang psych facility.

thank you

---->angel