Nurse Entry to Practice and Nurse Entry to Specialist Practice Programme

Applications are now open for the Hawkes Bay DHB September 2022 intake – all applicants must come via the ACE Nursing website.

Our NETP programme is based on the national Health Workforce Directorate (HWD) specifications and the Nursing Council (NCNZ) competencies for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice . The overall goal of the NETP programme is that: 

“New Zealand nursing graduates commence their careers in New Zealand: well supported, safe, skilled and confident in their clinical practice”.

The HBDHB NETP programme has been designed to provide structured education to consolidate the NCNZ competencies and support your transition into professional nursing practice. This programme encourages graduate nurses from all specialties to incorporate clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and cultural safety into their nursing practice.  Pastoral care, peer support and clinical supervision is important, and we will ensure that these remain a priority throughout your NETP year.

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

We are employing 20 graduates for the NETP programme, (placements on NESP yet to be confirmed). Potential positions may be offered within:

  • Medical wards
  • Surgical wards
  • 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