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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 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

Te Whatu Ora 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 January 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 steph.white@ccdhb.org.nz 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 both Wellington Hospital and Hutt Hospital from the 29th of September to the 13th of October. Candidates will interview once for all positions across our District


Invitations to interview will be sent out via email the week of the 26 September. Please be in touch if you are unwell, or wish to reschedule your interview.


The first day of the NETP Programme for nurses based at Hutt Valley sites is January 15th, 2024.  The first day for nurses based within the Wellington and Porirua area will be January 16th, 2024

January 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
Aged Residential Care Eldon Lodge
Bupa Fergusson Care Home
Woburn Masonic Care Home
Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation Hutt Valley Hospital
Older Persons Rehabilitation Service (OPRS)

Kenepuru Hospital
Ward 6
Cardiac Care (Includes Coronary Care Units and Cardiothoracic) Wellington Regional Hospital
6 South (Regional Heart and Lung Unit)
District Nursing Hutt Valley Hospital
District Nursing

Wellington Regional Hospital
District Nursing
Emergency & Trauma Hutt Valley Hospital
Emergency Department (ED)
Wellington Regional Hospital
Emergency Department (ED)
Health of Older People within the DHB Hutt Valley Hospital
Older Persons Rehabilitation Service

Kenepuru Hospital
Ward 4
Ward 5
Wellington Regional Hospital
Acute Frailty Unit
Intensive Care Wellington Regional Hospital
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Medical Hutt Valley Hospital
Medical Ward

Wellington Regional Hospital
5 South (General Medical)
6 East (General Medical)
Dialysis Unit (based at Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Valley)
Neonatal Hutt Valley Hospital
Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

Wellington Regional Hospital
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Oncology Wellington Regional Hospital
5 North (Oncology, haematology and Renal)
Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre
Paediatrics, Child Health and Youth Health Hutt Valley Hospital
Children’s Ward

Wellington Regional Hospital
Te Wao Nui – Kowhai and Piko wards
Perioperative Care (Theatre) Hutt Valley Hospital
Operating Theatre
Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)

Wellington Regional Hospital
Operating Theatre
Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)
Second Stage Recovery (SSR)

Bowen Hospital

Wakefield Hospital
Primary Health Care High Street Health Hub
Waiwhetu Medical Centre
Access Community Health
Naenae Medical Centre
Petone Medical Centre
Te Omanga Hospice
Wellington Accident and Medical Centre
Mary Potter Hospice
Ora Toa PHO
The Terrace Medical
Waikanae Health
Public Health Hutt Valley Hospital
Public Health
Surgical Hutt Valley Hospital
General Surgery and Gynaecology (GSG)
Regional Burns and Plastics Ward
Orthopaedic Ward
Kenepuru Hospital
Ward 7

Wellington Regional Hospital
7 North (General Surgical, Vascular, ENT, Ophthalmology)
7 South (neurosciences)
6 North (Orthopaedics and Urology)
Ophthalmology Clinic
Wakefield Hospital
Surgical Ward

Bowen Hospital
Surgical Ward
Woman’s Health Hutt Valley Hospital
General Surgery and Gynaecology (GSG)

Wellington Regional Hospital
4 North (Gynaecology)

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. 


See further details regarding the preceptorship and supervision programme.

Last updated 25 September 2023.