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The Nursing Council, as the regulatory authority that sets the standards for nursing, works with nurses to ensure they are competent and fit to practise in New Zealand. Employers also contribute to public safety by ensuring the nurses they employ meet the standards for nursing practice.

All employers of nurses are required to ensure that their nurses are holding a current annual practising certificate. The Nursing Council offers an online Search the register function for both employers and nurses to check that a nurse's annual practising certificate is current. This search is not definitive. If you as an employer have any questions please contact the Nursing Council. Further information for employers is in the 'Concerns about a Nurse' column on the right of your screen.

Please use the 'Concerns about a Nurse' form in the column on the right of the page to address any of your concerns to the Nursing Council, or contact us.

Concerns about a nurse

Concerns or complaints about a nurse may be made in writing to the Registrar of the Council or to the Health and Disability Commissioner.

Concerns about a Nurse Form

Complaint Investigation Process

Competence Review Process

The Health process

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