Be a Registered Nurse in New Zealand in 9 weeks! If you are a Registered Nurse from another country then you may be able to work in New Zealand as a Registered Nurse by completing the 9-week Nursing Competence Assessment Programme (NCAP). To enable us to determine your NCAP eligibility, complete this form on a laptop or desktop computer. DO NOT leave any item blank. Indicate n/a if not applicable.