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Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme

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The NETP programme helps support graduate nurses in their first year of work.
NETP Class and Coordinators

3rd year Nursing Students

We have a number of vacancies in our hospital for new graduate nurses. Thanks for your interest.

MidCentral DHB warmly welcomes graduates to apply for our Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme via the ACE Website. Our NETP programme is Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) accredited and supports new graduates nurses within both hospital and primary health care settings. The programme is central to our philosophy of "growing our own" nurses and retaining them through continuing education and ongoing career development.

On completion nurses will meet the competencies and standards of practice at "competent" level on the MidCentral DHB Professional Development and Recognition programme (PDRP) as required by the NCNZ.

New graduates are supported to complete the first year of practice programme by our NETP Coordinators, Nurse Educators, Preceptors, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Charge Nurses and nursing staff.

MidCentral DHB recruits nursing graduates from around 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 position. Graduates are employed on a 12 month fixed term contract in one clinical area at 1-.8FTE. Recruitment occurs annually in midyear and end of year, as per ACE Intake Dates.

Practice Settings Include:
MidCentral DHB NETP nurses are employed into a variety of practice settings. Find out about first year RN employment across the MidCentral region here.
Further programme information can be found in the NETP Programme Learning Framework and Handbook.
Contact Details
For further information regarding the NETP programme please contact:

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

General information about Palmerston North Hospital.