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Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme

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The NETP programme supports the graduate tapuhi (nurse) in their first year of practice.

Kia ora
3rd year Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students

There are NETP tapuhi vacancies available for graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) in the MDHB rohe (region).
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
The graduate tapuhi will work in partnership with patients and their families/whānau using nursing knowledge, clinical judgement and professional attributes to assess health needs, provide care, and support people to manage their health.   Graduate tapuhi are employed into a variety of practice settings across the rohe.  Participation in the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ)-accredited MDHB NETP Programme is pivotal in resourcing graduate tapuhi to develop nursing competency.  Programme information can be found in the NETP Programme Learning Framework and Handbook.
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
The graduate tapuhi will be part of an inclusive and diverse pro-equity workplace.  Central to this role is the clinical team and the graduate tapuhi will be supported to complete their first year of practice by the entire healthcare whānau at MDHB.  Individualised support is offered by the Preceptor, the Kaiwhakaako Tapuhi Area Nurse Educator, Kaiwhakahaere Tapuhi Charge Nurse and the Kaiwhakaako Tapuhi Nurse Educator NETP.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
MidCentral DHB welcomes BN graduate tapuhi from around Aotearoa New Zealand who have completed and passed their New Zealand State Final examinations. Numbers are dependent on vacancies within clinical areas - we consider each nursing vacancy as it arises for its suitability as a NETP nurse position.  Graduate tapuhi who wish to work in the MDHB rohe are invited to apply via the ACE Nursing Website.  Recruitment occurs each midyear and end of year, as per ACE Nursing intake dates.
Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)
Participation in the MDHB NETP Programme is an exciting opportunity for graduate tapuhi to transition their nursing practice from student to competent RN, in a supported, engaging, dynamic environment.  We promise that no two days will ever be the same!  The programme is central to MDHB’s philosophy of "growing our own" tapuhi and retaining them through continuing education and ongoing career development. Programme design is based on international nursing research and provides a learning environment that allows the graduate tapuhi to focus on assimilating their undergraduate learning and experience into their RN practice. Developing the habit of reflective practice is a key programme philosophy, with graduate tapuhi participating regularly in group professional supervision. 
On completion, programme participants will meet the competencies and standards of practice at competent level on the MDHB Professional Development and Recognition programme (PDRP).  Graduate tapuhi are supported with their career progression, and those who choose to commence a post-graduate study pathway in their second year of practice, are prioritised to receive funding.
Contact Details
For further information regarding the NETP programme please contact: 

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