Competence Assessment Programme (CAP)

We run a Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) GENERAL and OBSTETRIC accredited programme, providing a well-respected and high quality eight week course for internationally qualified Registered nurses (IQN) and Registered nurses returning to work in New Zealand. We offer  the following:                                                                                                                                        

  • a warm family environment
  • a dedicated team of specialist teachers and preceptors
  • no agent fees
  • payment by bank transfer or credit card (using your own bank)
  • transport to and from the airport and clinical placements*
  • on-site accommodation*
  • help in preparing for the New Zealand employment market
  • an excellent success rate in employment after the course - over 85 % of our graduates find employmet within three months of graduation





In order to apply to our Education Centre you must meet or exceed the following criteria:

BSN with at least three years experience in a clinical role

A full and complete CV with any gaps in your history readily explained

Two or less language tests and have worked within the last three years as an RN

Currently working in New Zealand will be an advantage




Programme cost:         $10,500.00 NZD including 15% GST


Accommodation*:        $2000.00 NZD per person for eight weeks accommodation

Refundable bond:        $300.00 NZD returned after you leave the course

Indemnity insurance:   $44.74 NZD student membership with NZNO

Uniform:                     $160.00 NZD  for two uniform tops








If you are a IQN who meets our entry criteria and you hold a NCNZ letter advising you to complete a Competence Assessment Programme, contact our administrator now at



For further information see our additional page…