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About NETP


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 Health New Zealand Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District. 

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District offers an embedded curriculum within the NETP programme to support the development of practice to competent level on the PDRP. 

The primary focus of this professional development is physical health assessment and making clinical judgements at a competent 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 clinical support. 

 The Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) accommodates NETP graduates within the hospital, aged and residential care, 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.


Employment Opportunities


Health NZ Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley employs graduate nurses throughout the year through the NETP programme. The programme has start dates in January and September and you can be employed prior to these dates and join the programme. 

You will be employed on a permanent contract to coincide with the programme start dates and work in one of your chosen practice settings. Contracts are either 32 or 36 hours per week (depending on whether the area works 8 - 12 hour shifts).  


Applying for the Midyear 2024 NETP Programme at Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley


All eligible applicants must apply via the ACE process.  For those ineligible for ACE due to citizenship and residency requirements, please email for an application form. 

When applying for NETP at Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley, please address your cover letter to the “NETP team” or “the NETP Coordinators.”  Please indicate in your cover letter if you are only interested in a particular site, and provide more details about the practice areas that you are interested in. 

Interviews will be held on-site at Hutt Hospital on the 30th of May 2024 and Wellington Hospital on the 12th to 14th of June 2024. Candidates will interview once for all positions across our District. 

Invitations to interview will be sent out via email on Monday 20 May 2024. Please be in touch if you are unwell, or wish to reschedule your interview. 

The first day of the NETP Programme will be on the 3rd of September 2024.


Midyear 2024 NETP Programme intended employment areas

The intended vacancies below are across all Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley sites. They are listed within the ACE practice area settings to assist you when applying for your preferred areas. If there are areas of specific interest to you, then please elaborate on this in your cover letter

ACE Clinical Preference Area Intended Vacancies
Health of Older Persons (within DHB) 

Hutt Hospital
Older Persons Rehabilitation Service (OPRS) 

Kenepuru Hospital  

Kenepuru ward 5 

Wellington Regional Hospital 

Ward 3 – Acute Frailty Unit 

Intensive Care (Includes High Dependency) 

Wellington Regional Hospital  

Wakefield Hospital (private) 



Hutt Hospital
Medical Ward 

Wellington Regional Hospital 

Ward 6 East (general medical) 


Wellington Hospital 
Ward 5 North (Oncology, Haematology, Renal) 


Te Wao Nui (Wellington Childrens’ Hospital) 
Kowhai Ward (paediatric surgical) 

Perioperative Care (Theatre)

Wellington Regional Hospital  
Operating Theatres 

Wakefield Hospital (private) 

Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) 
Operating Theatre 

Primary Health Care

Ropata Health 
Central Wellington Medical 
Access Community Health
Te Awakairangi Outreach Services 


Hutt Hospital
General Surgery and Gynaecology (GSG) 

Kenepuru Hospital  

Ward 7 (general surgical) 

Wellington Regional Hospital 

Ward 7 North (general surgery, colorectal, vascular, ENT, ophthalmology) 
Ward 6 North (Orthopaedics and Urology) 

Wakefield Hospital (private)

Surgical wards 

Women's Health

Wellington Regional Hospital

Ward 4 North Gynae

Clinical employment areas


Graduates will be informed of their clinical area prior to commencement. Once accepted, the terms of agreement for such placements are fixed for the NETP year. 

Within clinical areas graduates will be expected to complete generic online learning packages, orientation work books, IV competency, and study days additional to and as well as NETP study days and assignments. 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 NETP team supports each graduate nurse during their Programme. The Clinical Coaches provide monthly clinical support, and the NETP Coordinators and NETP Educator support the successful running of the Programme and its components. Cultural support for Maori and Pacific NETP nurses is provided through specific study days. 


Preceptor programme


Socialisation, orientation and clinical support is important to ensure that graduates engage in positive learning experiences within their clinical environment. 

NETP graduates are supported in their clinical environment by a preceptor for the duration of their NETP programme. As part of their professional development requirements all NETP 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. 

NETP graduates can be assured that their preceptor is committed to ensuring their completion of the NETP programme. NETP graduates are encouraged to complete a preceptor workshop at the end of their NETP year.  


For further information or enquiries:

Contact: Zoe Arthurs, Nurse Coordinator NETP & PG Funding