Hospitals & Services
New Zealand's Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) enables nursing graduates to begin their careers well-supported, safe, skilled and confident in their clinical practice, equipped for further learning and professional development, meeting the needs of health and disability support service users and employers.
NetP builds a sustainable pathway for the New Zealand registered nurse workforce into the future.
The Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha and Te Tai O Poutini NETP Team and partners ensure our programme fulfils these objectives.
Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha and Te Tai O Poutini warmly welcome nursing graduates to apply for the Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) or the New Entry to Speciality Practice Mental Health and Addiction Nursing Programme (NESP), via the ACE Nursing Website.
At the Canterbury Region NETP/NESP and community/primary areas you will be working with experienced, educated and qualified nurses who will support you in your first year of practice.
Canterbury and West Coast offers a structured 12 month programme. Te Whatu Ora offers permanent contracts. A mixture of permanent and fixed term contracts is offered by community or primary health organisations.
NETP and NESP programmes generally have two intakes each year - in January and September. Te Whatu Ora offers permanent contracts, subject to meeting all programme requirements. A mixture of permanent and fixed term contracts is offered by community or primary health organisations.
The NESP programme (inclusive of Te Tai O Poutini and NGO partners) numbers vary from year to year.
Recruitment Assessment Centres will be held on:
End of Year 2023:
Mid Year 2024:
End of Year 2024:
Assessment interview process is a recruitment process which includes NETP/NESP applications to the Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha and Te Tai O Poutini, and partnering organisations, St Georges Hospital and Southern Cross Hospital, Christchurch.
Please find attached an information sheet on the clinical placement areas offered: NETP NESP Information Sheet January 2024 Intake.pdf
NETP NESP Information:
NETP Enquiries - email NETP@cdhb.health.nz
NESP Enquiries - email NESP@cdhb.health.nz
NETP Learning Framework 2023.pdf
ACE Nursing Website
ACE Nursing Eligibility
Ministry of Health Voluntary Bonding Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme