Working as a nurse in New Zealand

New Zealand offers unique opportunities for registered nurses to practice in a diverse range of nursing practice areas, in a variety of settings.

You can also work as a nurse manager, in nurse education, as a nurse researcher or as a nurse practitioner.

International nurses

Kiwi Health Jobs is currently advertising for experienced international nurses who are keen to work in New Zealand.

The webpage includes current job opportunities and a short video aimed at international nurses, featuring interviews with a number of people working in the New Zealand health sector, including registered nurses.

The page also has links to other information including real estate in New Zealand, education in New Zealand, and the climate here.

In this section

  • Registered nurses who have gained their registration outside New Zealand must apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand to practice in New Zealand. Read more
  • The Nursing Council assesses applicants individually. There is no system of reciprocal registration or enrolment, except for Australian applicants. Read more
  • Overseas nurses wishing to work in New Zealand may need to apply to the New Zealand Immigration Service for a work visa. Read more
  • New Zealand offers a huge variety of recreational, cultural and leisure experiences. This page lists websites on living and working in New Zealand. Read more
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