Enrolled nurse


To become an enrolled nurse, you must successfully complete the 18-month Diploma of Enrolled Nursing (level 5 on the New Zealand Qualification Authority framework).

A list of Council accredited Diploma of Enrolled Nursing programmes offered in New Zealand is available in the download section of this page (to the right).

For further details of the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing, please see the  Schools Handbook. The following sections will be particularly useful:

Section 4: Curriculum framework for the diploma in enrolled nursing
Section 5: General policies for enrolled nurse and registered nurse
Section 6: Registration
Section 7: Examination
Appendix 5: Education programme standards for the enrolled nurse scope of practice
Appendix 9: Requirements for registration in the enrolled nurse scope of practice – information for students.