Eligibility and Recruitment

ACE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

The Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) programme facilitates the application and recruitment process for new graduate nurses applying for a position on a New Entry to Practice (NETP) or Nurse Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) programme. ACE coordinates this process on behalf of employers for positions within any of the 20 DHBs across New Zealand and Southern Cross Hospitals.

Since its inception, ACE has assisted thousands of new graduates to obtain a NETP or NESP position with employers across New Zealand. Applying via ACE is the only way to apply for a position on a funded NETP or NESP position across New Zealand.

Access ACE by clicking link -  https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/

 

 

 

NEW GRADUATE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ENTRY TO THE NETP/NESP PROGRAMME FOR ALL FUNDED POSITIONS

1.   Either be a New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa (or Returning Resident Visa).  

2.   Be in the final year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) leading to registration as a registered nurse or be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the NCNZ leading to registration as a registered nurse.

3.   You must have completed your Bachelor of Nursing degree in New Zealand and have passed your state final exam no more than 2 years prior to starting on a NETP or NESP programme. You therefore have up to four opportunities to apply via ACE provided you still meet all eligibility criterions each time you apply.

4.   You must have not practiced as a New Zealand Registered Nurse continuously (full time 0.8FTE or more) for longer than six months before starting on the NETP programme.

   

RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR DHB PLACEMENTS

The Lakes DHB recruitment process includes interviews and a case study as well as  reviews of transcripts and reference checks. The interview panels include Clinical, Educational and Maori representation.

 

 RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR PRIMARY AND COMMUNITY PLACEMENTS

The DHB is not always aware of community vacancies when they become available. You are able to apply for any position directly, as long as you are have completed the ACE recruitment process and met the NETP eligibility requirements you should be offer a NETP funded position.

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Professional Development office on extn 8781 or via email - pdu.admin@lakesdhb.govt.nz