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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 Mid Year 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. Candidates will interview once for all positions across our District. For Wellington these interviews will be on the 12th-14th June 2024. For Hutt Valley these interviews will be on the 30th of May 2024.

Invitations to interview will be sent out via email from the 24th of 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.

Mid-year 2024 NETP interview video

Mid Year 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

Health of Older Persons (within DHB) Kenepuru Hospital
Kenepuru ward 5
Wellington Hospital
Ward 3 – Acute Frailty Unit
Intensive Care (Includes High Dependency) Wellington Hospital
Wakefield Hospital (private)
Medical Wellington Hospital
Ward 6 East (general medical)
Hutt Hospital
Medical Ward
Oncology Wellington Hospital
Ward 5 North (Oncology, Haematology, Renal)
Paediatrics Te Wao Nui (Wellington Childrens’ Hospital)
Kowhai Ward (paediatric surgical)
Perioperative Care (Theatre) Wellington Hospital
Operating Theatres
Wakefield Hospital (private)
Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)
Operating Theatre
Primary Health Care

Central Wellington Medical

Ropata Health


Te Awakairangi Health Network Outreach Services 


Access Community Health

Surgical Kenepuru Hospital
Ward 7 (general surgical)
Wellington Hospital
Ward 7 North (general surgery, colorectal, vascular, ENT, ophthalmology)
Ward 6 North (Orthopaedics and Urology)
Wakefield Hospital
Surgical wards
Hutt Hospital
General Surgical and Gynae (GSG)
Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation Hutt Hospital
Older Persons’ Rehabilitation Service (OPRS)
Women's Health

Wellington Hospital

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. 


See further details regarding the preceptorship and supervision programme.

Last updated 20 May 2024.