Eligibility Criteria for ACE Enrolled Nurse
To be eligible to apply to ACE for an ENSIPP position you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be either a New Zealand citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa; and
- You must have completed a pre-registration nursing qualification in New Zealand approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) leading to registration as an Enrolled Nurse, and have passed the State Final exam no more than 2 years prior to starting on an ENSIPP programme; or
- You must be in the final year of a pre-registration nursing qualification approved by the NCNZ leading to registration as an Enrolled Nurse, no longer than 24 months before starting on an ENSIPP programme; and
- You must have not practised as a New Zealand Enrolled Nurse continuously (full time 0.8 FTE or more) for longer than six months before starting on the ENSIPP programme.
Note: Applicants for the ACE Enrolled Nurse process need to be employment ready when applications close, thus you must have sat your state exam by the time you apply. Once applications close, ACE undertakes eligibility checks and moves eligible applicants immediately into the ongoing Enrolled Nurse National Talent Pool. Applicants are only placed within the Talent Pool if they are immediately available for employment.
For full information about the ACE Enrolled Nurse Eligibility Criteria or the ACE Enrolled Nurse Process, download a copy of the ACE Enrolled Nurse Business Rules from the ACE Resources section.
Enrolled Nurses who do not meet the ACE Enrolled Nurse eligibility criteria may want to consider applying directly to individual employers for positions outside the ACE Enrolled Nurse process. We recommend checking the Job Search page on the Kiwi Health Jobs website as a first point to see which employers may be looking for Enrolled Nurses; as well as checking the career web pages of each DHB.
For further information about Permanent Resident Visas please consult the Immigration NZ website.
For further information about the Enrolled Nurse Support into Practice Programme (ENSIPP) programme please click here.
For full information about the ACE Enrolled Nurse Eligibility Criteria or the ACE Enrolled Nurse Process, please download a copy of the ACE Enrolled Nurse Business Rules from the ACE Resources section.