Here you can find information about the work nurses are doing to develop and enhance their contribution to health services in New Zealand.
Nurses in New Zealand deliver health services in a range of settings and some of the more innovative projects are described in the Evaluation of the Eleven Primary Health Care Nursing Innovation Projects report in the Nursing initiatives section.
Information for people who want to become nurses – and for nurses wanting to further their education – can be found in the Studying nursing in New Zealand section.
There are also links to nursing publications and nursing organisations’ websites, as well as information on processes relevant to for overseas nurses wishing to practice in New Zealand.
In this section
- In this section you can find information on the Chief Nurse at the Ministry of Health and the Directors of Nursing in district health boards around the country. Read more
- Nurses in New Zealand are committed to reducing inequalities in health, improving health outcomes and continuously improving the quality of the care they provide. This page describes nursing initiatives going on at a government and district health board level. Read more
- Nursing is challenging and rewarding. It requires intelligence, courage, compassion, and decision-making skills. It can enable you to travel and have a profound impact on the lives of people and families. There are also many directions your career could take. Read more
- New Zealand offers unique opportunities for registered nurses to practice in a diverse range of nursing practice areas, in a variety of settings. This section includes information on registration requirements other information for overseas nurses interested in working in New Zealand. Read more
- Publications and links on nursing in New Zealand. Read more
- News from the Ministry of Health nursing team. Read more
- Where to find contact information for the Ministry of Health nursing team and other nursing organisations. Read more