Timeframe for assessment
The Nursing Council is experiencing high volumes of applications from internationally qualified nurses. The length of time it takes to process these varies depending, for example, on whether a competence assessment or further documents are needed or whether all the requirements are met.
The current timeframe for assessment of your application is at least four months from the date that you first submit it to the Council.
This timing is separate from, and does not include, the time CGFNS takes to verify your documents.
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The Council is developing a dedicated pathway to registration for enrolled nurses. Until that is in place, ENs follow the same process to get their documents verified and apply to be registered and then the Council will let you know what is needed next.
If you have confirmed employment in New Zealand, and that means a written offer from an employer not a verbal offer, please email [email protected].
If you would like to check your application, log into MyIQN here.
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