The updated Code provides guidelines on nurses' professional conduct.
Renew your annual practising certificate online
Welcome to the Nursing Council of New Zealand
Te whakarite i ngā mahi tapuhi kia tiakina ai te haumaru ā-iwi
Regulating nursing practice to protect public safety
When you need nursing care you want to know that the nurses who look after you can provide quality care. Nurses working in New Zealand have to be registered.
The Nursing Council of New Zealand registers nurses and makes sure they are 'competent and fit' to practise.
The Nursing Council's role and responsibilities are outlined in the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. Further information about the Nursing Council of New Zealand can be found here.
We encourage the public to use this website and to send us your feedback. This site is also designed to help nurses find guidelines, resources and publications relating to nursing practice, the code of conduct and annual practising certificates.