Nurses make an enormous contribution to the health and wellbeing of the people of Aotearoa.

They work collaboratively with all other members of the health care team and in partnership with our communities to provide the best possible health care for the people using our health services.

Across the Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley region, we offer support with postgraduate studies, new graduate nursing programme, leadership programmes, professional development opportunities, support for advanced practice, and encouragement to be part of nursing development. In addition, innovation and excellence in clinical practice through the Professional Development Recognition Programme is supported and encouraged.

Our nursing leadership team are passionate about empowering and supporting nurses to work to their level of expertise and training, to adapt to the changing models of care; and are committed to supporting the safest practice possible with a focus on patient safety.

Find out more about professional development opportunities, learning resources and clinical placements, practice development and a career as a nurse at Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley.

Professional development

Our Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP), Merit Steps for unregulated health care workers, career planning and funding.

Clinical Learning Environment (Undergraduates)

Find out about our clinical learning environment, preceptorship and supervision, dedicated education units and legislation and guidelines for nurses.

First year of practice programmes

Find out about our Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NETP).

Support for Māori and Pacific nurses

Get information about professional health organisations offering support to to Maori and Pacific nurses.

Primary and community nursing

Find out about professional development opportunities for primary, community and aged care nurses.

Strategies and priorities

Learn more about our nursing and midwifery office as well as our nursing and midwifery priorities.