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Competency Assessment Programme (CAP)

 

Waitematā DHB is an accredited provider of the New Zealand Nursing Council's Competency Assessment Programme. This programme is for Nursing Council approved applicants seeking to obtain New Zealand nursing registration.

The programme is offered twice a year – usually in April and September

However, we run open recruitment for Theatre Nurses

Paid Internship:

We are now offering the chance for those who are successful to be part of our Competency Assessment Programme with an employed Registered Nurse Intern opportunity, whereby you will be on a paid internship whilst you are completing the course!

This is a great opportunity to “earn while you learn” - once you have finished the course and obtain your APC, you will remain in employment with us as a Registered Nurse.

 NOTE: you must be able to commit to working a 0.7 FTE which is 56 hours per fortnight

 How long is the programme? 8-10 weeks

 Theory:

The theoretical component is delivered during 8 study days

 The study days are in the form of informational evidence-based sessions, workshops and skill stations based on the course content as outlined.

  • Clinical issues and questions are facilitated in the weekly study days or in discussion with the Nurse Consultant – Nursing Workforce Development and with the Nurse Educator for the area.

 Clinical Learning: Hours

The participants must undertake a minimum of 200 clinical hours

Minimum requirement is 3-4 clinical days per week to ensure the course is completed within 10 weeks as required by NCNZ.

To meet the criteria for the programme:

You must have not less than 3 years experience as a Registered Nurse and hold a current New Zealand Resident Visa or Open Work Visa with NO conditions of employment.

Successfully complete health screening and criminal vetting processes

Internationally qualified nurses will be considered if you are currently living in New Zealand and have been working in a health care environment eg Health Care Assistant for a minimum of 6 months.

You will need the following documents to take part on the course:

  • Certified copy of an approval letter from the Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • Certified copy of IELTS / OET result
  • Certified copy of a Police Clearance from the Country where you are currently registered as a nurse.

 

Application Process:

All applicants will need to apply online via www.wdhbcareers.com                          

Applications for the April 2022 intake

  • open 1st October 2021
  • close 12th December 2021

No applications will be accepted prior to this date

 For more information about the course please contact

Jacquelyn Finch – Nursing Development - Jacquelyn.finch@waitematadhb.govt.nz Or call her on 021 241 9510

For general queries, please contact Recruitment on 09 442 7249.