How to become a nurse
A number of educational institutions offer programmes that are accredited by the Nursing Council and lead to registration as either a registered nurse or as an enrolled nurse. The programmes are either a Bachelor of Nursing degree or a New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing.
Prospective students should contact the relevant educational institution to discuss the opportunities and entry criteria for nursing programmes.
For more information, see the documents in the right hand downloads box on this page. You can find information about becoming an enrolled nurse or registered nurse in the following sections:
Scopes of practice for enrolled nurse
Scopes of practice for registered nurse
The Schools Handbook