Nurse Entry to Practice NEtP Programme

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board warmly welcome nursing graduates to apply for the Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NEtP) via the ACE Nursing Website.

New Zealand's Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NEtP) enables nursing graduates to begin their careers well-supported, safe, skilled and confident in their clinical practice, equipped for further learning and professional development, meeting the needs of health and disability support service users and employers. NEtP builds a sustainable pathway for the New Zealand registered nurse workforce into the future.

Nursing Graduates January 2018 intake

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board warmly welcome nursing graduates to apply for the Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NEtP) and the new Entry to Specialty Practice (NESP) Mental Health and Addiction Nursing Programme via the ACE Nursing Website.  

ACE Nursing Website

At this site you will be able to apply online and access comprehensive information to help you through the application process.

Please click here for: ACE Nursing Website

ACE Nursing Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply to ACE applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Either be a New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa (Or Returning Resident Visa)
  • Be in the final year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) leading to registration as a registered nurse or be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the NCNZ leading to registration as a registered nurse, no longer than 24 months before starting on a NETP/NESP programme
  • You must have completed your Bachelor of Nursing degree in New Zealand and have passed your state final exam no more than 2 years prior to starting on a NETP/NESP programme. You therefore have up to four opportunities to apply via ACE provided you still meet all eligibility criterions each time you apply
  • You must have not practised as a New Zealand Registered Nurse continuously (full time 0.8FTE or more) for longer than six months before starting on the NETP programme

Please click here for: ACE Eligibility Criteria

In the Hawke’s NEtP and community/primary areas you will be working with experienced, educated and qualified nurses who will support you in your first year of practice.

Hawke’s Bay offers a structured 12 month programme on a fixed term contract. The next intake will commence mid-January 2018 and will employ approximately 25 NEtP and NESP nursing graduates. Potential positions may be offered within:

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Acute Assessment Unit (short stay assessment)
  • Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation
  • Intensive Care
  • Perioperative (operating theatre and post-anaesthetic care unit)
  • Age Residential Care
  • Paediatrics
  • Mental Health

Recruitment Assessment Centres TBC

Assessment centres is a recruitment process which includes NEtP applications to HBDHB and partnering organisations.

Previous NEtP participant numbers within the Hawke’s Bay region

Sept 2012

Jan 2013

Sept 2013

Jan 2014

Sept 2014

Jan 2015

Sept 2015

Jan 2016

Sept 2016

Jan 2017

Sept
2017

12

27

17

29

18

29

14

26

17

26

17

Contact Details

For further information regarding the NEtP programme please contact:

Donna Foxall

NetP Nurse Educator

Ph 06 8788109 ext 4541

or Sally Houliston

Nurse Consultant Workforce Development

Ph 06 8781617 (DDI)

Email: NEtP@hbdhb.govt.nz