Nurse Entry To Practice & Speciality Practice Programmes (NETP/NESP)
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
NETP co-ordinator/Associate Director of Nursing (Professional Development)
NESP co-ordinator/Clinical Nursing Director
NETP Administration Officer
NETP and NESP 2024 Intake
|August 9 2023
|September 5 2023
|October 9 or 16 2023
|Notification to applicants
|November 22 2023
New graduate eligibility criteria for entry to the NETP and NESP programmes for all funded positions
- Either be a New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa (or Returning Resident Visa).
- 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.
- You must have completed your Bachelor of Nursing degree in New Zealand and have passed your state final exam no more than two 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.
- 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.
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 districts 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/
Recruitment process for Te Whatu Ora Lakes Placements
The Te Whatu Ora Lakes recruitment process includes interviews and a case study as well as reviews of transcripts and reference checks. The interview panels include Clinical, Educational and Māori representation.
Recruitment process for Primary and Community Placements
Te Whatu Ora Lakes 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 (07) 348 1199 ext 8781 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Te Whatu Ora Lakes Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) is a New Zealand Nursing Council Approved Programme.
Each new graduate nurse must submit a portfolio of evidence at a competent level prior to the end of the programme – expected date is in month 11 as per the assessments timetable.
Organisations outside the provider arm (hospital) still engage in the Te Whatu Ora Lakes programme as per memorandums of understanding with community and primary settings.
New graduate nurse portfolios are subjected to the same process as all portfolios submitted to Te Whatu Ora Lakes PDRP. The expectation is that the evidence is presented as an e-portfolio - support and coaching for the process is available throughout the NETP programme.
Click on the link to be taken to Lakes PDRP.
Your NETP/NESP coordinator is also available to talk through any concerns or issues.
They will also be able to facilitate any additional supports your need.
Your line manager can support clinical and general position needs eg roster/leave.