Nurse Entry to Practice and Nurse Entry to Specialist Practice Programme

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board warmly welcomes nursing graduates to apply for the Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) and Nurse Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) 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 August2021 intake

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board warmly welcome nursing graduates to apply for the NETP/NESP programmes 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

Please click here for: ACE Eligibility Criteria

HBDHB Placements

At HBDHB, the clinical 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 August 2021 and will employ approximately 20 graduates for the NETP programme, (placements on NESP yet to be confirmed). Potential positions may be offered within:

  • Medical wards
  • Surgical wards
  • Acute Assessment Unit (short stay assessment) 
  • Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation
  • Intensive Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Perioperative Unit
  • Age residential care
  • Mental health - TBC

Contact Details

For further information regarding the NEtP programme please contact:
Korina Mullins 
NEtP Nurse Educator
Ph 027 353 5919 or extn: 5455
Email: NEtP@hbdhb.govt.nz