Te Whatu Ora wants to make their graduate nurses feel welcomed. Graduates are welcomed with a Mihi Whakatau at the beginning of their orientation. Orientation provides the graduate with generic learning and an introduction to the NETP or NESP programme. Following on from this, 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 starting their clinical placement.

As a teaching hospital, continuing nursing education is supported through the senior nursing team in your area and through clinical load sharing and support from their programme Coordinator and Clinical Coach

We have a Māori and Pacific Equity Workforce Pathway outlining academic, cultural and mentoring support to ensure your success. There is also a Māori and Pacific Nurse Leaders group to fast track your progression.

Capital Coast currently recruit nursing students who have completed and passed their New Zealand state final examinations, from around New Zealand. We have two graduate intakes a year in January and August. Graduate intake numbers are dependent on vacancies within clinical areas as Capital Coast is committed to employing their graduates to permanent positions rather than offering short term contracts.

We offer new graduate nurses and midwives the opportunity to join our organisation in making a difference to the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve.