NETP - Nurse Entry to Practice [General Adult/Child Health stream]
NESP - New Entry to Specialty Practice [Mental Health & Addiction Nursing Programme]
The Graduate Nurse Programmes support new graduate nurses in their first year of practice.
The NETP programme supports new graduate nurses through preceptorship, reflective practice, critical thinking and assessment, 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 aim of the programme is to develop:
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; class sizes are usually 25 and 18 retrospectively. 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.
Both programmes are for 12 months.
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