Registered Nurse

Tapuhi Whai Rēhitatanga

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Registered nurses assess, treat, care for and support patients in hospitals, clinics, residential care facilities, and in their homes.


Nurses with one to five years’ experience usually earn

$47K-$64K per year

Senior nurses with more experience and responsibility can earn

$67K-$110K per year

Source: District Health Boards/New Zealand Nurses Organisation Collective Agreement.

Job opportunities

The chances of getting work as a nurse are good. Most graduates get jobs within 12 months. Experienced nurses are in demand and the workforce is growing.
A nurse puts a bandage on a patient's arm

Nurses provide care in a variety of settings

Last updated 22 September 2015