Nurse Entry To Practice & Speciality Practice Programmes (NETP/NESP)

Information about Nurse Entry To Practice & Speciality Practice Programmes (NETP/NESP) in hospital and community settings.

Why choose Te Whatu Ora Lakes to start your nursing career?

Te Whatu Ora Lakes has a long history of delivering graduate nurse programmes to newly registered nurses.

Graduates are valued in terms of workforce development of nurses wanting to work with our unique population demographics.

NETP clinical placement opportunities can be found throughout the provider arm in both generalist and specialist areas.

We currently have placements in Emergency Department, Children’s, Medical, Orthopaedic, Surgical and Rehab units in Rotorua Hospital as well as placements in Taupō Hospital and multiple community placements around the district.

The list continues to expand as suitable placements are sourced. 

On-going reviews of the programme over time ensure we continue to meet both the needs of the new graduate, the developing workforce and the community in which health care is delivered.

What we offer

  • Group supervision session in each study day gives graduates time to reflect on issues or practice with their peers in a safe and supportive environment
  • Learning communities that ensure supportive and relevant learning for the clinical environment
  • Commitment and leadership from, a programme co-ordinator, clinical nurse educators, preceptors and support team with good communication strategies and a quality improvement process
  • Significant support for graduate nurse through orientation, assessment procedures and action learning sets
  • Up to 21 NETP placements available for 2024


Click here for NETP information

Click here for NESP information

The team

NESP co-ordinator/Clinical Nursing Director

Joanna Price

NETP Administration Officer

Rachel Wainohu

NETP and NESP 2024 Intake

Applications open August 7 2024
Applications close  September 3 2024
Interviews  October 1 or 3 2024
Notification to applicants November 20 2024

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