Registered and Enrolled Nurses

Work the way you want - Opportunities and Flexibility

Registered and Enrolled Nurses are the heart of the Canterbury Health System.

They are the face of the CDHB, the first point of contact for many patients and families, and play an integral part in keeping the Canterbury community moving.

Here at the CDHB we appreciate and nurture Registered and Enrolled Nurses by offering:

  • professional development opportunities
  • flexible working conditions
  • excellent benefits
  • a wealth of opportunities in an array of clinical settings

Whichever direction you wish to go in your nursing career, we have something to offer.  From new graduates to experienced nurses, you need look no further than the CDHB for your next step.

We have opporutnities across a wide range of acute medical and surgical settings or speciality services.  From the spinal unit, radiology, oncology, to community and rural nursing, variety will be at your fingertips.  

We're all about flexibility!  If you're looking for shifts to work around your lifestyle or regular working hours, we have it all for you to choose from.

We strive for clinical excellence within the nursing profession and enable you to provide this through; expertise, support and encouragement from Managers, Nurse Specialists and Nurse Educators. Opportunities to further your education and professional development ensures you are providing the most up to date, best practice nursing care to your patients.

We support and encourage Professional Development within the Nursing profession at the CDHB and want to ensure you have every opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge and get to where you want to go.

The Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) is a national programme recognised by the New Zealand Nursing Council.

Click here to find out about the Regional Professional Development and Recognition Programme

Overseas Trained Nurses

Overseas trained nurses wishing to work here must contact the Nursing Council.  To find out criteria for gaining registration in New Zealand visit:

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