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. 

  • Media release

    05 December 2018

    Safaato’a (To’a) Fereti, Acting Chair of the Nursing Council of New Zealand, announced today the appointment of Catherine Byrne to the role of Chief Executive/Registrar of the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

  • Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practitioners) Act

    08 May 2018

    New legislation came into effect in January which allows nurse practitioners and registered nurses to carry out some functions that were previously restricted to medical practitioners.

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