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 their homes.


Nurses with up to five years’ experience usually earn

$47K-$68K per year

Senior nurses with more experience and responsibility usually earn

$68K-$114K per year

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation, 2015.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a registered nurse are good for those with experience, but graduates may take some months to find work.
A nurse checks a patients stomach

Registered nurses provide care in a variety of settings

Last updated 4 July 2017