• Belonging to an organization which is bicultural in its structure and organisation
  • Receiving up to $1million indemnity insurance in New Zealand (Not applicable for Retired members)
  • Access to the journal Nursing Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand published online three times a year
  • Receipt of Te Puawai, the College’s professional publication also published twice a year
  • Belonging to an organisation whose focus is on the professional issues of nursing and on the health of our communities
  • Contributing to an organisation with significant influence on health policy decision making at the national level
  • Involvement with a dynamic network of professional nurses committed to high standards of nursing practice
  • Opportunities to contribute to relevant submissions


Additional Benefits of being a Fellow

  • Recognition as a leader in your specific field of nursing
  • Use of FCNA(NZ) after your name


What are the current Membership Fees?

View current membership fees.



Registered Nurses with 5 Years practice experience who are able to demonstrate an exceptional contribution to nursing.

College Membership is available to all Registered Nurses. Discounted rates apply for the following membership categories - (Evidence is required annually for all discounted categories.)

  • Part Time - employed under 20 hrs per week, employer verification required.
  • RN in full time study - (Post graduate students) verification required from tertiary provider.
  • Retired (Non Working) Members - not covered by Indemnity Insurance(Non working members returning to work must inform the college to re-instate your Insurance cover).
  • No Insurance required - If you are adequately covered by another professional organisation an annual discount applies. Please enquire with the College office.



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