Certificate in Nursing for Overseas Registered Nurses at Wintec New Zealand

Programme Name: Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) Certificate in Nursing for Overseas Registered Nurses
Intakes: May, Oct 2021
Duration: 6-12 weeks
This programme is for you if you are:
An Internationally Qualified Nurse - Meet competence requirements to register to practice in New Zealand.
Returning to Nursing - You were registered in New Zealand but you have been out of practice for 5 years or more.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of any health issues, mental or physical conditions, or criminal history that may prevent their entry onto the Nursing Register.
Entry requirements:
  1. You must provide the original written notification from the Nursing Council of the requirement to complete a Competency Assessment Programme before registration.
  2. You must have a recognised degree in Nursing.
  3. You must prove you work or live in Hamilton/ Waikato region.
  4. If English is not your first language, you must provide;
  • New Zealand University Entrance or
  • Overall Academic IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score lower than 7.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years) or
  • Occupational English Test (OET) with a B band/score in each section
Course Delivery Methods & What You will Learn
This programme will take six to twelve weeks and will involve up to 10 days of classroom and self-directed learning and five to ten weeks of supervised clinical placements. Face-to-face and online learning arranged by Wintec.
You will learn content that ensures you are able to demonstrate current and competent nursing skills within your scope of nursing practice. This includes a theory component that is specific to New Zealand’s health context such as an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi, cultural safety and the legislation and guidelines for the practice of nursing in New Zealand. 
You will undertake a period of supervised clinical experience that will allow you to demonstrate your nursing competence.
Career options:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Able to work in all healthcare settings
  • Supervise the work of Enrolled Nurses and Health Care Assistants
  • May be eligible to enrol in postgraduate studies