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 one to five years’ experience usually earn

$47K-$68K per year

Senior nurses with more experience and responsibility can earn

$68K-$114K per year

Source: District Health Boards/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 up to a year to find work.
A nurse puts a bandage on a patient's arm

Registered nurses provide care in a variety of settings

Last updated 15 March 2017