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Published Wednesday 30 Jan 2019

Welcome to our 14 brand new nurses who are undertaking our Nurse Entry to Practice Programme for 2019.

The January 2019 NETP intake commenced on 14 January.

There are 14 graduates in this intake with 50 % of the new graduates being of Māori or Pacific ethnicities. Most of this intake are employed to clinical areas within the hospital, with one graduate employed by Aroha Care Centre for the Elderly in Lower Hutt. On Monday the graduates were welcomed to the DHB at a Powhiri held for all new staff. The graduate nurses had their first study day together on Tuesday with an introduction to the NETP Programme followed by an afternoon session on IV Therapy.

The NETP programme provides support to graduate nurses in their first year of practice both in the hospital and the community, clinically and through professional development. This enables graduate nurses in their first year of practice to commence their nursing careers in a well-supported and safe environment resulting in competent, confident and safe nursing practitioners.

Hutt Valley is committed to and will continue to employ graduate nurses over the coming months for the mid-year intake beginning on the 26 August 2019.

The graduate nurses are photographed alongside Hutt Valley DHB’s Director of Nursing Chris Kerr and the Nurse Coordinator for the NETP Programme Sue Tansley.

To find out more about the programme visit