Return to Practice Nursing (RTP)

The Return to Practice (RTP) programme is offered in general and primary health care settings

  • supports nurses who already hold Nursing Council of New Zealand registration and have held a previous APC, have been out of practice for five years or more and are seeking to return to practice
  • have not less than two years’ experience as a registered nurse and should have been out of practice less than 12 years (in preference although each application is taken on merit)
  • the cost is $600NZD
  • runs over 8 - 23 weeks
  • need to complete a minimum 60 hours of professional development and 200 clinical hours
  • throughout the course you will be supported to complete and present your level 2 portfolio as professional development recognition programme

The programme runs once a year, commencing each May. Applications open in November and close February.

Contact Jacqui Finch, nurse consultant, +64 9 486 8920 extn 7113.