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Hi are there any registered nurses that registered with the new zealand council recently? Where their any problems?

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My wife is a nurse and registered 5.5 yrs ago. Wasn't too difficult. Took around 3 months in total. The hardest part was getting the evidence from the school of nursing as she'd been out of training 15 years so the records weren't available in electronic format. They'd been archived on microfiche so took a while to find.
She also has a diploma and not a degree. Nursing registration board seem to want degrees nowadays and at least 2 or 3 years experience but I'm led to believe you can still get through without a degree depending on your level of experience. If there's anything specific you need to know just ask and I'll ask the Mrs.
You will need registration before you are able to work. You can still land a job without the registration but until you have the reg number you cannot practice. Also it is mandatory that you take IELTS Academic English test and pass at minimum overall of 7.0. You can also use this to satisfy Immigrations basic English requirement by asking for two IELTS certificates assuming you pass of course.

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Thank you. I am also a dipolma nurse. You say I can work without registration, what do you mean by that? We are aiming to get to NZ by june and then I will start with my registration, as I need 2 years post diploma before I can register with them. My 2 years will be completed end of May. I will do my english as soon as I get to NZ, as the dates are already full in SA. My husband already has work. I would like to work while I wait? Thanks

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Thank you. I am also a dipolma nurse. You say I can work without registration, what do you mean by that? We are aiming to get to NZ by june and then I will start with my registration, as I need 2 years post diploma before I can register with them. My 2 years will be completed end of May. I will do my english as soon as I get to NZ, as the dates are already full in SA. My husband already has work. I would like to work while I wait? Thanks
No.
I said you can get a job offer without first having the registration, however you are unable to start in a nursing role until you are registered. A friend of ours from the UK landed a role on NICU or SCBU in Wellington but hadn't yet received the NZ registration. She had started it but it was early days in to the process. She had to wait around a month in NZ before it came through and she could start the job.

So, which visa will you be on that allows you to live and work in NZ?

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We have I Skilled Independent PR visa for Australia. ok, I understand. Thank you.

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My wife is a nurse and registered 5.5 yrs ago. Wasn't too difficult. Took around 3 months in total. The hardest part was getting the evidence from the school of nursing as she'd been out of training 15 years so the records weren't available in electronic format. They'd been archived on microfiche so took a while to find.
She also has a diploma and not a degree. Nursing registration board seem to want degrees nowadays and at least 2 or 3 years experience but I'm led to believe you can still get through without a degree depending on your level of experience. If there's anything specific you need to know just ask and I'll ask the Mrs.
You will need registration before you are able to work. You can still land a job without the registration but until you have the reg number you cannot practice. Also it is mandatory that you take IELTS Academic English test and pass at minimum overall of 7.0. You can also use this to satisfy Immigrations basic English requirement by asking for two IELTS certificates assuming you pass of course.
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My sister in law is a south african registered nurse who wants to work in New Zealand. She does not have working visa currently. We are looking for advice on how to find nursing work for her there and/or how she registers with the New Zealand Nursing Council. Does your wife have any advice or leads for us ? She is kind of desperate THANKS !

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My sister in law is a south african registered nurse who wants to work in New Zealand. She does not have working visa currently. We are looking for advice on how to find nursing work for her there and/or how she registers with the New Zealand Nursing Council. Does your wife have any advice or leads for us ? She is kind of desperate THANKS !
First thing to do is to get the ball rolling for the NZ nurse registration.
You cannot work in NZ without it although it doesn't stop you being offered a job, however NZ employers are unlikely to offer work to someone overseas until they have at least started the ball rolling for the NZ nurse registration. The process is pretty straight forward but can take a few months as you have to collect all of your qualification evidence/transcripts etc from wherever you carried out your nurse study so that is usually the reason for any delay.
Get in touch with the New Zealand Nursing Council. This is the link for starting the registration process for people registered overseas (not Australia).
https://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/IQ...f-2a67fe08c81b
She won't be able to get any visa until she gets a job offer for at least 12 months duration although status wise you should always try to get a job offer for a minimum of 2 years as it just means you have access to ACC subsidized healthcare etc.
Once that is underway she can then apply for jobs. Tell her not to limit herself to a specific location. Go for jobs all over NZ as it is a way in to the country. Your first job and location may not be perfect but once you are here and working you can change things later if you wish. The important part is getting the job offer (anywhere) which then allows you to get a work visa.
Most likely with a job offer as a nurse the employer will specify her applying for a Work To Residence visa which is a 2 year visa programme with built in transition to a more permanent Residency visa after she has spent two years in that job with that employer. Processing times for these visas is a lot less time than Skilled Migrant as it is for a temporary period. They are usually turned around in a matter of several weeks whereas Skilled Migrant is several months so offers the opportunity to work here pretty quickly. Once approved you have to activate the visa within 3 months.
She is probably more likely to get a job offer from one of the many DHB's (District Health Boards). They are Immigration approved to offer work to overseas applicants.

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My wife is a nurse and registered 5.5 yrs ago. Wasn't too difficult. Took around 3 months in total. The hardest part was getting the evidence from the school of nursing as she'd been out of training 15 years so the records weren't available in electronic format. They'd been archived on microfiche so took a while to find.
She also has a diploma and not a degree. Nursing registration board seem to want degrees nowadays and at least 2 or 3 years experience but I'm led to believe you can still get through without a degree depending on your level of experience. If there's anything specific you need to know just ask and I'll ask the Mrs.
You will need registration before you are able to work. You can still land a job without the registration but until you have the reg number you cannot practice. Also it is mandatory that you take IELTS Academic English test and pass at minimum overall of 7.0. You can also use this to satisfy Immigrations basic English requirement by asking for two IELTS certificates assuming you pass of course.
Thanks so much
Your feedback is hugely valuable. I will start to assist her in terms of getting her NZ certification done. SHe has a diploma but is registered with the South African Nursing Council and is currently working as a nurse in an old age facility.
Once again your feedback is hugely appreciated.
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My wife is a nurse and registered 5.5 yrs ago. Wasn't too difficult. Took around 3 months in total. The hardest part was getting the evidence from the school of nursing as she'd been out of training 15 years so the records weren't available in electronic format. They'd been archived on microfiche so took a while to find.
She also has a diploma and not a degree. Nursing registration board seem to want degrees nowadays and at least 2 or 3 years experience but I'm led to believe you can still get through without a degree depending on your level of experience. If there's anything specific you need to know just ask and I'll ask the Mrs.
You will need registration before you are able to work. You can still land a job without the registration but until you have the reg number you cannot practice. Also it is mandatory that you take IELTS Academic English test and pass at minimum overall of 7.0. You can also use this to satisfy Immigrations basic English requirement by asking for two IELTS certificates assuming you pass of course.
Hi EscapedtoNZ
My sister in law also has a DIPLOMA. We want to start the registration process with NCNZ but first need to do the English Proficiency tests etc. We dont want to start the process however if they will reject her because she has a DIPLOMA only.
Did you wife manage to get registered with only a DIPLOMA and also does she perhaps have someone / contact at the NZNC that can answer some questions for us?
THANK YOU SO MUCH
Felicia

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Hi EscapedtoNZ
My sister in law also has a DIPLOMA. We want to start the registration process with NCNZ but first need to do the English Proficiency tests etc. We dont want to start the process however if they will reject her because she has a DIPLOMA only.
Did you wife manage to get registered with only a DIPLOMA and also does she perhaps have someone / contact at the NZNC that can answer some questions for us?
THANK YOU SO MUCH
Felicia
Yes she gained NZ registration with a diploma only but had 25 years uk experience.
No she doesn't know anyone at NZNC.

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