The Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) accommodates NETP graduates both within the hospital and primary care settings. Central to Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) philosophy for continuing nursing education is the commitment to providing a supported learning environment. The NETP programme offered at CCDHB has recently been accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
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 CCDHB.
CCDHB 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.
CCDHB 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 for those considering recruitment to CCDHB NETP programme and those within the DHB who need access to information regarding NETP graduates and the NETP programme.