The Nursing Council as the authority that sets the standards for nursing works with nurses to ensure they are competent and fit to practise nursing in New Zealand. Employers also contribute to public safety by ensuring the nurses they employ meet the standards for nursing
All employers of nurses are required to ensure that their nurses are holding a current annual practising certificate. The Nursing Council offers an online
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for both employers and nurses to check that a nurses annual practising certificate is current. This search is not definitive if you as an employer have any questions please contact the Nursing Council. Further information for employers can be found below.
Please use the Concerns about a Nurse Form in the downloads box right of this page to address any of your concerns to the Nursing Council, or contact us.