NETP - Nurse Entry to Practice -General Adult/Child Health stream
NESP - New Entry to Specialty Practice - Mental Health & Addiction Nursing Programme
The new graduate programme is designed to support new graduate nurses in their first year of practice. This is achieved through the transfer of theoretical knowledge into quality, patient-focused outcomes for consumers within our organisation. The aim of the programme is to develop:
The NETP programme is designed to provide a safe and well-supported environment in which the Graduate Nurse can advance from beginner to competent practitioner. Preceptorship, reflective practice, critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning will be grounded in clinical nursing practice to develop the graduate's practice within the registered nurse scope.
The NESP programme supports nurses new to mental health and addiction services to develop their professional practice while developing the specific skills required for the speciality field of mental health and addiction nursing
The programme is for 12 months, comprised of clinical and academic components. The content of the NETP programme:
Upon successful completion of the NETP programme, the graduate nurse will receive a Northland DHB NETP Certificate of Achievement.
We have two intakes per year January and September; on average we have minimum 20+ per intake. Positions are vacancy based and are fixed term for 13 months.
Placements are generally offered at:
Those employed in Primary Health will be offered a position on the NETP programme. ie Aged Residential Care facilities, GP practices, PHO, Iwi providers.
The NESP programme starts in January although they do take graduates nurses in September if a vacancy allows.
Please Note: Vacancy numbers or specific areas have not yet been confirmed for this intake.
Applications are made through the Nursing Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) website.
September 2018 Intake:
January 2019 Intake:
For NDHB NETP, New Graduate RNs, to be eligible for HWNZ funding, the new graduate will:
Additional information about the criteria can be found on the ACE website