Certificate in Nursing (Competence Assessment Programme) (Level 7)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Nelson, New Zealand
Study mode
12 weeks
April September
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 6,405

Entry Requirements

  • To gain admission to the programme an applicant must be a Registered Nurse, either registered in New Zealand or registered with an overseas authority recognized by the NZNC.

Evidence Required

  • New Zealand Nurses: New Zealand Registered Nurses, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and who are returning to nursing practice after a break of 5 or more years. Applicants are required to provide evidence of any health issues or criminal history that may prevent their entry onto the Nursing Register.
  • International Nurses: International Registered Nurses wishing to gain New Zealand Nursing Registration must have completed the application for registration process with the NCNZ and have received a decision letter outlining the requirements to be met to verify competency and New Zealand relevant skills.

English Language Requirements

  • If you are from a non-English speaking background the IELTS requirement is 7.0 Academic (no lower than 7.0 in reading, listening, writing and speaking subtests) or an acceptable alternative.
  • Applicants must also be able to demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively to practice within their scope of practice.


  • Concepts Related to Nursing in the NZ Context
  • Competence Assessment in Clinical Practice

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