Nurse Entry to Practice Programme NETP
Nurse Entry to Speciality Programme NESP
Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) offers the
following NETP placements across the district: Nurse Entry to
The aim is to provide Graduate Nurses a time of transition
within a supportive learning environment, where knowledge and
clinical skills can be consolidated so as to enable the Graduate to
practice confidently and safely within the Registered Nurse Scope
Secondary Health Care: Tauranga and Whakatāne Hospitals
1st Intake: 1st or 2nd week
January 2018 (NESP graduates will start in January. Only one NESP
2nd Intake: 1st or 2nd week March
Note: In 2018 the NETP will have approximately 48 - 50
placements. BOPDHB will not have a mid-year NETP or NESP intake in
Hours: 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
Registered Nurse (RN) graduates are employed onto the NETP/NESP
Programme for a 12 month fixed term contract. In the majority
of cases graduates will undertake one 12 month placement during
Some Registered Nurse (RN) graduates employed onto the NESP /
NETP Programme may have 2 clinical placements during the 12 month
During the ACE recruitment process applicants will have the
opportunity to identify three areas of clinical preference. In
planning clinical placements preferences are taken into
consideration as well as service requirements.
- Aged Residential Care (By negotiation with Aged Care
- Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation (BOPDHB- Health in
Ageing - rehabilitation)
- Cardiac Care includes Coronary Care Units and Cardiothoracic
- District Nursing
- Emergency & Trauma (BOPDHB- ED)
- Health of Older People within the DHB (BOPDHB- Health in Ageing
- Intensive Care and High Dependency (BOPDHB- ICU/CCU)
- Mental Health and Addictions
- Neonatal (BOPDHB- Not Available)
- Oncology (BOPDHB- Not Available)
- Paediatrics/ Child Health/ Youth Health
- Perioperative Care (Theatre)
- Primary Health Care including Practice Nursing, Iwi Providers,
School Nursing and Hospice
- Public Health Nursing (BOPDHB- Not Available)
Currently we have funding for four graduate nurses within the
primary health care sector across the Bay of
Plenty. Graduates maybe employed by individual organisation
e.g. General Practice, Maori Health Practices, and Aged Care
The graduates are recruited by the specific organisation
offering a NETP- placement.
All graduates will complete a PG paper (NESP 2 PG papers) and
have access to the resources and developmental opportunities within
the BOPDHB graduate program.
To be eligible to apply to ACE for a NETP or NESP position you
must meet all of the following basic criteria
- 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, no longer than 24 months before starting on a
- You must have completed your Bachelor of Nursing degree in New
Zealand and have not passed your state final exam more than 2 years
prior to starting on a NETP/NESP programme. You therefore have up
to four opportunities to apply via ACE provided you still meet all
eligibility criterion each time you apply.
- You must have not practiced as a registered nurse for longer
than six months before starting on the NETP/NESP programme. If you
have collectively worked more than six months as a registered nurse
before starting on the NETP/NESP programme you will not be eligible
to apply via ACE. This is irrespective of whether you worked full
time, part time or on a casual basis during these six months.
Graduates that do not meet these basic ACE criteria should apply
directly to individual employers for private positions. We
recommend checking the Job Search page on the Kiwi Health Jobs
website as a first point to see which employers may be looking for
registered nurse and also by checking the career web pages of each
For further information about Permanent Resident Visa's please
click here. For further information about Health
Workforce NZ funded positions please click here and navigate to the link 2/B46.
*Australian Citizens are eligible to apply to ACE Nursing
however they do not meet the Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ)
criteria for a funded NETP or NESP position.
*In the case that a graduate with an Australian Passport, who
does not hold a Permanent Resident Visa, is successfully matched
via ACE, their position could be funded directly by the employer,
or the employer could apply to HWNZ for an exception to the
residency status policy for trainee funding. For more information
about the HWNZ exception policy, please click here.
ACE Application Portal
ACE Nursing Website: https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/
There is a structured orientation to BOPDHB, the NETP/NESP
Programme and the RN graduate's clinical placement.
Every RN graduate is assigned a preceptor(s) who has completed
an approved training programme. Preceptors, and other members
of the clinical team, work alongside the RN graduate providing
support and opportunities for critical analysis, reflection and
The NETP programme offers a minimum of 12
designated study days. RN graduates are required to undertake
one 30 credit paper delivered by University of Auckland. It is
envisaged that this will contribute to completion of a post
graduate certificate. This paper and NETP study days are
The NESP programme offers 16 designated study
days. RN graduates are required to undertake a post graduate
certificate (two 30 credit papers) in Health Science (Mental Health
Nursing) delivered by University of Auckland. This is a master's
level certificate consisting of two clinically focused papers. RN
graduates are also required to participate in professional
supervision for at least 20 hours over the 12 month period.
Professional Development & Recognition Programme (PDRP)
RN graduates are required to submit an e portfolio at RN
Competent Level prior to completion of the programme. Resources,
including access to BOPDHB's e learning site are provided to enable
the graduate to complete this.
Ongoing employment within the BOPDHB is subject to graduates
meeting the NETP/NESP requirements and vacancy availability at the
time of completing the programme.
BOPDHB's expectations of those employed into the NETP programme
are outlined in the Graduate Nurse Position Description.
Support for Māori RN Graduates
Tēnā koutou katoa.
E ngā iwi kua haere mai nei, ki tēnei wāhi hauora o
Ka mau mai o koutou kaha, o koutou maia, o koutou manawanui
ki ngā iwi o tēnei rohe.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Greetings to you all who come to this hospital of ours, who
bring your support, your strength and your dedication to the people
of this area.
Greetings, greetings, greetings.
Regional Māori Health Services (RHMS) is committed to ensuring the
best health outcomes for all people within the area 'Mai ngā Kuri a
Whārei ki Tihirau' from Bowentown to the East Cape. Nurses play an
integral part in reaching the aims that RMHS has for the 18 iwi of
this rohe (area), and maintaining and developing Māori nurses with
Maori competencies which include assisting with their search for
their cultural identity as we acknowledge the importance this holds
and Non Maori nurse with their awareness of Maori Health
RMHS has shown a longstanding commitment to the professional
development of Māori Nurses, with most Māori nurses having achieved
Nurse Coordinator PDRP and NETP Programme
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Nurse Leader / NESP Coordinator
Bay Of Plenty District Health Board
March 28, 2017