Enrolled Nurse Support into Practice Programme (ENSIPP)
The aim of the ENSIPP programme is to support the graduate Enrolled Nurses (EN) and provide professional development to facilitate transition during their first year of practice. Upon completion of the ENSIPP year, nursing graduates will meet competencies and standards of practice in order to progress to competent level on the Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP).
The ENSIPP programme accommodates graduates within the hospital, primary care, age and residential and mental health, addictions and intellectual disability (MHAIDS) settings. Central to Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District’s philosophy for continuing nursing education is the commitment to providing a supported learning environment. The ENSIPP programme offered at Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley is aligned with the national learning framework for ENSIPP.
The Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley ENSIPP programme requires the graduate EN to attend eight study days and two orientation days throughout the year to support the developing competent nursing practice. Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley understands the demands and stresses faced by ENSIPP graduates when they commence their first year of practice and are committed to provide both pastoral and clinical support from the ENSIPP graduate programme coordinator.
This page provides information for those considering recruitment to the Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley ENSIPP programme and those within the district who need access to information regarding ENSIPP graduates and the programme.
- Graduate Programme Coordinator, Nursing and Midwifery Office
- Phone (04) 8092390 or 0273047910
- Email email@example.com
View the ENSIPP 2023 Fact Sheet
Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley are currently recruiting Diploma of Enrolled Nursing students from around New Zealand who are preparing to sit Nursing Council of New Zealand state finals or have completed and passed their finals. We are continuously recruiting EN graduates and have two intakes per year in January and September. We are committed to employing the graduate EN to permanent positions where possible.
2023 Mid-year ENSIP Programme intended employment areas
Please use this information when selecting your practice area preferences for Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley. If there is an area of particular interest to you then you can identify this in your cover letter.
The ACE practice areas are listed below, the particular employing areas within each is also listed. Additional practice areas may be added during the recruitment process.
- Aged Residential Care: Arvida Village at the Park- Wellington, Longview Home- Wellington
- Primary Health Care: Vaka Atafaga Pacific Nursing Service, Eastern Bays Health Centre, Tawa Medical Centre
- Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation: Kenepuru ward 6, Acute Frailty Unit
- Health of Older People: Kenepuru ward 4, Kenepuru Ward 5
- Medical: 5 South (General Medical)
- Paediatrics, Child Health and Youth Health: Te Wao Nui - Piko Ward
- Perioperative (Theatre): Second Stage Recovery/Surgical Admissions Unit (SSR/SAU)
- Surgical: Ophthalmology Clinic, Gastroenterology, Outpatients, Fracture clinic
Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability (MHAIDS)
- MHAIDS: Forensic Intellectual Disability Service, ID step down cottages, Te Whare Ahuru, Tawhirimatea, Rangipapa, Purepurehu
How to apply
We invite you to apply via ACE. It's important to apply correctly so please follow the ACE instructions carefully. You can select up to 5 practice areas of interest in your ACE application for Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley.
Interviews for the mid-year ENSIP Programme will be held at:
- Wellington Hospital on June 19th
- Kenepuru Hospital on 20th and 21st June
- Hutt Hospital 22nd June
Successful graduates will receive an offer of employment from their clinical area before commencing the programme. Once accepted, the terms of agreement for such placements are permanent. Within clinical areas graduates will be expected to complete generic online learning packages, goal setting, and two self-reflections and attend the eight study days. It is strongly recommended that graduates utilise the knowledge and skills of their appointed preceptor, Nurse Educator, Associate Charge Nurse Managers and Charge Nurse Managers within their clinical area. The ENSIPP Coordinator is also available for clinical support and will visit frequently.
June 2023 Interviews
Thank you for applying to the Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley ENSIP Programme starting September 2023. Please watch this video to help you prepare for your interview. Interviews will be held June 19th at Wellington Hospital, 20th in Porirua, 21st in Kenepuru and 22nd in Hutt Valley Hospital.
We want to make graduate enrolled nurses feel welcome. Graduates are welcomed with an orientation to the programme followed by an orientation to their area of practice. Orientation provides the graduate EN with generic learning and an introduction to the ENSIPP programme. Graduates will be orientated to their clinical area by their senior clinical nursing team and preceptor. It is anticipated that graduates will complete clinical orientation within 4-6 weeks of commencing their position.
Socialisation, orientation and clinical support is important to ensure that graduates engage in positive learning experiences within their clinical environment. ENSIPP graduates are supported in their clinical environment by a preceptor for the duration of their ENSIPP programme. As part of their professional development requirements all preceptors will have completed a workshop to enable their role.
Preceptors are also required to be working toward or completed proficient level on the Professional Development and Recognition Programme. ENSIPP graduates can be assured that their preceptor is committed to ensuring their completion of the ENSIPP programme. ENSIPP graduates are encouraged to complete a preceptor workshop during their second year of practice.
For further details regarding the preceptor programme please see the Preceptorship page.