08 January 2015
The Council has recently undertaken a review of the processing costs relating to applications received from Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQNs) and those received from applicants under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMR) to ensure that the Council is accurately covering related costs.
This review was initiated to establish actual costs of services and to provide the Council with information on which to support the long term financial viability of the Council.
The Council is committed to ensuring that it operates in a cost effective manner whilst ensuring an appropriate balance is maintained between the effective discharge of its statutory responsibilities and affordability for nurses, employers and educators.
The Council is also committed to ensuring that the costs incurred by Council for the registration of IQN and TTMR applications in a particular scope are assumed by the applicant and that cross subsidisation through the use of the already registered nurses APC fee does not occur.
A consultation document regarding these proposed changes can be found here
The closing date for the consultation period is the 19th February 2015.