Do you want to practise as a nurse in New Zealand?

If you are an internationally registered nurse*, this NCAP training scheme enables you to apply for an annual practicing certificate and/or registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ).

Combining classroom theory and independent study, you learn what is required to practise nursing competently in Aotearoa New Zealand, including an understanding of cultural safety, the Treaty of Waitangi, and New Zealand legislation and guidelines. Supervised clinical placements assess and prepare you for professional practice.


Graduates will have the requirements for New Zealand Nursing Council registration, if they are overseas registered nurses or if they are New Zealand registered nurses returning to practice, and are able to apply for a New Zealand Nursing Council practicing certificate.

New Zealand Nursing Council registration will enable graduates to pursue employment and career opportunities within a range of health care settings, including primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings.

English Language requirements:

  • An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 7.0 (7.0 in all bands) issued within the last two years.

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Nursing Competence Assessment Programme for New Zealand (NCAP) course at the Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology in New Zealand. To avail of our coaching contact us by filling out the contact form on this website, calling us or walking into one of our centers.