This category of membership is available to nurses who have earned recognition for their outstanding contribution to nursing in a particular field.

Recognition as a Fellow may be obtained through one of several possible pathways, and after completion of a minimum of five years nursing practice.



    1. A current practising certificate.  (This may be waived for retired nurses, full time students)

    2. Curriculum Vitae with copies of all stated qualifications.

    3. A personal statement of not more than 500 words describing the reasons why you believe you should be admitted to the College as a Fellow in either Category 1, 2 or 3.

    4. A supporting statement of your leadership ability from one referee.

    5. Select ONE of the following categories in which you can demonstrate your contribution to the nursing profession and/or community health.





1. Professional excellence in clinical nursing practice.


Clinical performance assessment from one referee or NP authorisation.

2. Academic achievement leading to either research or publication.   Written or oral summary of research, and/or copies of 2 publications, and/or copies of academic awards.
3. Advancement of nursing through:a) research practice, b) innovation or c) education d) leadership   Written or oral summary of your: a) research, b) innovative practice c) educational contributions ord) leadership contributions


A $20 application fee must accompany your application.

pdf CNA(NZ) Fellowship Application (0.35MB)

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