Welcome to the Nursing Council of New Zealand. This site is designed to provide information to the public, and to help employers and nurses find guidelines, resources and publications relating to nursing practice, the code of conduct and annual practising certificates. The Nursing Council's role and responsibilities are outlined in the  Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. We encourage the public to use this website and to send us your feedback. 

  • Return of Documents

    12 July 2019

    Please note that from 1 December 2019 the Nursing Council will not return documents that you provided as part of your application. If you are going to need these documents for any other organisations such as Immigration New Zealand or your Competence Assessment Programme provider, you will need to make sure that you have the necessary duplicates.

  • Registered nurse prescribing in community health

    05 July 2019

    The Associate Health Minister Hon Jenny Salesa has announced today a managed roll out of limited nurse prescribing of contraceptives and some short-term antibiotics for common conditions.  

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