This website will provide both students and Clinical Teachers with information about the clinical placement process.
3rd year Nursing Students
Graduate nurses interested in a rewarding career working in general and mental health practice areas at Te Whatu Ora Health NZ - MidCentral, are welcome to apply using the ACE Nursing website
Graduate nurse programme information can be found:
Clinical learning is an important part of nursing education and the New Zealand Nursing Council requires that the student nurse undertake a minimum of 1100 clinical practice hours. Practice experiences are designed to focus on the learning needs of the student nurse and enable them to undertake nursing care with people in any context.
Nursing Practice Development identifies and coordinates all student nurse placements and also makes certain that all compliance and contractual requirements are met prior to placement accommodation.
For more information regarding placements please click on the links below to navigate our website.
Orientation booklets for wards and departments
Please click on the following highlighted links to download orientation booklets and information:
Clinical information to be reviewed by ALL student nurses.
IV and related therapies and students nurses
Bachelor of Nursing students will be supported from their second year of training onwards to develop the skills necessary to safely administer basic intravenous & related therapies:
- The extent of student involvement in intravenous & related therapies is determined by the Charge Nurse
- Bachelor of Nursing students must successfully complete the drug calculation test in the MDHB Student Information Brochure and be familiar with the IV Therapy Resource Book
- Students will be directly supervised by their preceptor at all times when performing any administration of medicines and fundamental IV management/therapy
Parking and other services
Information about parking
There is generally plenty of parking at Palmerston hospital. Once you receive your parking receipt/ ticket take this to the Wilson’s Parking Office or booth along with your student ID so you can receive a discounted parking fee.
Computer Log Ins and ID Badges will be provided by your tertiary education provider
The Hospital Chapel is open all day, every day and services are advertised on the board outside.
Administrator, Nursing Practice Development
Kahikatea House | Gate 13 Ruahine Street | Palmerston North Hospital
MidCentral District Health Board, PO Box 2056, Heretaunga Street, Palmerston North 4440
Ph: (06) 350 9147