Consultation on qualifications for Registered Nurse scope of practice

30 July 2014

Consultation on the qualifications prescribed for the registered nurse scope of practice

The Nursing Council of New Zealand (the Council) is considering an alternative pathway to registration as a registered nurse - a preregistration master’s degree in nursing.

The Council is consulting with interested individuals, nurses, representatives of nurses, nurse educators, and others in health and education sectors (stakeholders) regarding the possible inclusion of a preregistration master’s degree in nursing as a prescribed qualification for the registered nurse scope of practice.

The Council values the views of stakeholders and encourages you to respond to this consultation before 12 September 2014.

The consultation document can be downloaded here:

Prescribed Qualifications - Consultation document Jul14 (Word 2007, 59 KB)

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