Graduate Nurse Programmes - info
Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme and New Entry to Specialist Practice Programme (NESP)

Fixed term (duration of programme)
 

Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) 

Our Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) approved programme is designed to ensure that through support, guidance and preceptoring you are confident applying the theory you have learnt, to your everyday nursing practice. The programme is for a 12 month period. Clinical placements will be in two 6 month rotations or, one 12 month placement and reflect both the NETP graduates and our service needs. This programme provides a supported pathway, both clinical and educational. In partnership with a tertiary provider it is our aim is to ensure the provision of your first post graduate paper. Study days will be held throughout your graduate year and a comprehensive clinical orientation will be provided for each rotation. Graduates who successfully complete the programme will be encouraged to apply for our general nursing vacancies.
 
New Entry to Specialist Practice Programme (NESP) - Mental Health and Addiction Nursing
Whanganui District Health Board in partnership with Whitireia Polytechnic is offering the Post Graduate Certificate New Entry to Specialist Practice. This programme provides a supported pathway (both clinical and educational) to enable you as a new graduate nurse to receive specialist mental health and addictions nursing skill development in line with the Lets get real framework for clinical practice. Clinical placements will be provided within Acute Inpatient and Community Mental Health & Addictions with an introduction to Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Addictions Services and Forensic Services. Graduates who successfully complete the programme will be encouraged to apply for vacancies in our Mental Health & Addictions Service.
 
How to apply – both NETP and NESP positions
All applications for these graduate positions need to be made through the ACE web site which will open for applications on 16 August 2017. You will find it here: www.acenz.net.nz.

Initially you will 'Register' yourself and receive your unique log-in and password. Over the following 6 weeks you will be able to return and update your application forms with the information we need. The site will spell this out in detail once you have registered as eligible to apply.

To be eligible you must meet the following basic criteria before applying through the ACE system:

- Be a New Zealand Citizen or have New Zealand residency.

AND
- Be in the final year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand as leading to registration as a registered nurse OR Be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand as leading to registration as a registered nurse, no longer than one year prior to application;

AND
- have not practised as a registered nurse for longer than six months before starting on the NETP programme.
 
If you do not meet these basic ACE criteria (e.g. if you are an experienced registered nurse new to the area of mental health and addiction wanting to apply for a position on a NESP programme) you should apply directly to the WDHB.


Click here to learn more about the NESP programme or visit whitireia.ac.nz