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Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme

Hutt Valley DHB

The Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) accommodates NETP graduates both within the hospital and primary care settings. The aim of the NETP programme is to provide graduate registered nurses support and professional development to facilitate their transition during their first year of practice. Upon completion of the NETP 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) determined by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District.

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District offers a post graduate nursing paper embedded within the NETP programme and assures graduates that on completion of the programme they will demonstrate competent nursing practice. The primary focus of this paper is physical health assessment and making clinical judgements at a graduate nurse level. Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District understands the demands and stresses faced by NETP graduates when they commence their first year of practice and are committed to provide both academic and clinical support.

This page provides information surrounding the NETP recruitment process and important dates for NETP recruitment at Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District hospitals.


Mid-year 2023 intake

Hutt Valley has expected NETP vacancies in the following practice areas:

  • Primary Health Care – High Street Health Hub, Naenae Medical Centre, Access Community Health
  • Aged and Residential Care – Bupa (Fergusson Rest home and Hospital), Woburn Masonic
  • Hospital Wards – Children’s Ward (confirmed), Other wards TBC

Please apply through the ACE Nursing Website.


The Interview

Interviews for the Midyear 2023 NETP Programme are on the 9th and 12th of June. All interviews will be conducted face to face, onsite at Hutt Hospital.

Information will be sent to you with the interview invitation about how to prepare for your interview.


NETP Programme Start

Successful applicants will commence the Midyear 2023 NETP Programme on the 4th of September 2023. Recruitment into the NETP programme is ongoing throughout the year through the ACE talent pool.


For further information or enquiries:

Contact: Zoe Arthurs, Nurse Coordinator NETP & PG Funding