Nursing Entry To Practice (NETP)

As a nurse graduate your first year of practice marks the transition from student to competent Registered Nurse. We recognise how vital this year is to your development.

On our programme, you will be working with experienced nurses and senior clinicians who will support you in your first year of practice. At South Canterbury DHB we are big enough to offer variety and opportunities and small enough to maintain a close cohesive programme that supports your individual needs.

What we offer

South Canterbury DHB has an excellent reputation as a teaching DHB with support and guidance provided by our dedicated Staff Development Unit. We offer:

  • Two intakes per year; one commencing late January and the mid year intake commencing late August
  • Approximately 13 places for the January intake, and seven for the mid year intake (2017 figures, may vary each year).
  • An extensive range of services offering exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences, including Surgical, Medical, AT&R (Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation),  Operating Theatre, Paediatrics, Day Patient Services, District Nursing, ICU/CCU and Emergency Department.
  • Mid year placements this year will likely include the following areas: Surgical, Medical and AT&R.
  • Structured orientation including six weeks supernumerary supported by an experienced preceptor
  • Commitment to your on-going education through 12 paid study days designed to meet your learning needs and support you in your clinical placement
Hear from our past NETP participants
What is Nurse Entry to Specialty Practice (NESP)?

In conjunction with Southern District Health Board, we also offer up to two positions in a post graduate programme for New Graduate Registered Nurses to work in the specialty of mental health. This 56 week programme aims to develop your professional practice in specific skills required for the specialty field of mental health and addiction nursing. Those entering the programme are employed within our Mental Health Services and are required to complete a post graduate certificate in Mental Health Nursing. There are no positions offered for NESP in the mid year intake.

How do I apply?

We warmly welcome new graduates to apply via the Nursing Advanced Choice for Employment (ACE) website https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/ . At this site you will be able to apply online and access comprehensive information to help you through the application process.

How does your intake work?

If your application is successful you will be offered a position within our programme which runs over 56 weeks commencing late January and late August. All applications for both the NETP and NESP programmes must be made through the Nursing ACE website which will be open for applications on 12 April 2017 for the mid year intake.

What is your eligibility criteria?

Our eligibility criteria are aligned with the Health Workforce New Zealand specifications.  More information can be found at https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/content/Eligibility

Contact

Megan Stark, Nurse Educator – NETP
Email
South Canterbury District Health Board
Private Bag 911, Timaru, 7910, New Zealand
Phone: 03 687 2358