Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NetP)

​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 Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards Regional NetP Team and partners ensure our programme fulfils these objectives.

Nursing Graduates February 2018 intake

Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards 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.

ACE Nursing Website

At this site you will be able to apply online and access comprehensive information to help you through the application process.

Please click here for: ACE Nursing Website

ACE Nursing Eligibility Criteria

Please click here for:  ACE Eligibility Criteria

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. Most of our contracts are permanent with some of the community/primary providers offering fixed term contracts.

The Canterbury Region NetP programme has approximately 75 to 80 positions.  There are also 44 NESP positions available from September for the 2018 NESP programme.

West Coast District Health Board commences their intake on 12 February 2018 and will employ 3 NetP nursing graduates. Positions will be offered within:

  • Health of Older People within the DHB​

  • Medical (6 months), then Surgical (6 months)

  • Surgical (6 months), then Medical (6 months)

Recruitment Assessment Centres will be held  on 18 - 20 October and 24 - 25 October 2017. 

Assessment centres is a recruitment process which includes NetP/NESP applications to the CDHB, WCDHB, and partnering organisations, St Georges Hospital and Southern Cross Hospital, Christchurch. 

Canterbury Region NETP/NESP numbers employed :

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Intake​Nursing Graduates employed

 

​2017 - September

NETP - 78
NESP - ​16

​2017 - February

​​NETP - 79
NESP - ​16

​2016 - September

​​NETP - 69
NESP - ​18

​2016 - January

​​NETP - 82
NESP - ​19

2015 - September​NETP - 64
NESP - 15​
2015 - January​NETP - 92
NESP - 28​
2014 - September​NETP - 74
NESP - 12​
2014 - JanuaryNETP - 69
NESP - 31
2013 - SeptemberNETP – 66
NESP - 11
2013 - JanuaryNETP - 73
NESP - 23
2012 - SeptemberNETP - 65
NESP - 15
2012 - JanuaryNETP - 54
NESP - 22
2011 - SeptemberNETP - 48
NESP - 8
​2011 - JanuaryNETP - 57
NESP - 15

 
Please find attached an information sheet  on the clinical placement areas offered.   FAQ sheet:  Canterbury Region NetP FAQs.pdf

NetP Office Administrator
Email: yvonne.thorpe@cdhb.health.nz

NESP Coordinator
Email: Gail.Houston@cdhb.health.nz

Page last reviewed: 18 September 2017
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