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Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme

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The NETP programme supports the graduate Registered Nurse (RN) in their first year of practice.

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

There are NETP nurse vacancies available for graduate RNs in the MidCentral rohe (region).
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
We have vacancies for graduate RNs in a range of settings.  You 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.  Participation in the Nursing Council of New Zealand–accredited MidCentral NETP Programme is pivotal in resourcing you to develop nursing competency.  Programme information can be found in the NETP Programme Learning Framework and Handbook.
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
You will be part of an inclusive and diverse pro-equity workplace.  Central to this role is the clinical team and you will be supported to complete your first year of practice by the entire healthcare whānau at MidCentral.  Individualised support is offered by your Preceptor, Kaiwhakaako Tapuhi Nurse Educator, Kaiwhakahaere Tapuhi Charge Nurse and the Kaiwhakaako Tapuhi Nurse Educator NETP.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
MidCentral welcomes BN graduate nurses 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 – see past employment information here.  Graduate RNs who wish to apply to the MidCentral NETP Programme do so via the ACE Nursing Website.  Recruitment occurs each midyear and end of year.
Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)
Participation in the MidCentral NETP Programme is an exciting opportunity to transition your nursing practice from student to competent RN, in a supported, engaging, dynamic environment.  We promise that no two days will ever be the same!  NETP is a key part of MidCentral’s philosophy of "growing our own" and retaining you through continuing education and ongoing career development. Programme design is based on international nursing research and provides a learning environment that allows you to focus on assimilating your undergraduate learning and experience into your RN practice. Developing the habit of reflective practice is a key programme philosophy, and you will participate in group professional supervision. 
On completion of NETP, you will meet the competencies and standards of practice at competent level on the MidCentral Professional Development and Recognition programme (PDRP).  You are supported with your career progression, and should you choose to commence a post-graduate study pathway in your second year of practice, you are prioritised to receive funding.
Contact Details
For further information about the MidCentral NETP programme please contact: 

NZ national job portal - are you looking for a job in health?

Send a message to a patient at a MidCentral DHB facility.

General information about Palmerston North Hospital.