Institute of Technology or PolytechnicEastern Institute of Technology
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
The Registered Nurse Competence Training Scheme is a full-time, seven week programme which offers you stimulating Level 7 certificate studies and provides a pathway to your professional qualification in nursing. The programme meets the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s competencies for overseas registered nurses who wish to gain New Zealand registration and provides a refresher programme for New Zealand registered nurses who desire to return to practice.
The Registered Nurse Competence Training Scheme is a Level 7 programme, consisting of two theory weeks and five weeks of practicum. The programme delivery has a mixture of classroom and online teaching.
The aim of the programme is to support registered nurses wanting to obtain New Zealand registration by achieving Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice.
Each student is provided with guidance and support while studying. In particular, the programme is designed to:
In this application pack you will find information about the programme, descriptions of each of the subjects covered and fees and costs associated with this programme.
Career Opportunities and Outcomes
This programme is designed to enable graduates to enter practice with a sound knowledge base of nursing theory and practice within the New Zealand health care context. Nursing is a professional practice that is an essential part of health care. Nurses are expected to be able to work autonomously and within the multidisciplinary team in a wide range of settings.
Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:
Employment can be obtained both in New Zealand and overseas.
You are required to have immunity and serology testing as part of the application process for acceptance into the programme.
Language requirements: IELTS 7.0 Academic in all bands, or Occupational English Test (OET) B.