Nurse Entry to Practice Programme

Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NEtP) at Hauora Tairāwhiti 

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The Hauora Tairāwhiti Nurse Entry to Practice (NEtP) programme aims to provide a supportive learning environment where theoretical knowledge and clinical skills can be learned and applied.

Embedded within our NEtP Programme is a postgraduate course offered by Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) and Hauora Tairāwhiti. This formalises the learning that occurs throughout the programme.

The NEtP programme provides newly registered nurses with the opportunity to advance their professional practice, knowledge and skills within their area of practice.

We are committed to growing our own future workforce locally, therefore prioritisation is given to both local people and Māori within the screening and interview process.

PLEASE NOTE We do not offer Nurse Entry to Speciality Practice (NESP)

Upon successful completion of the NEtP programme, registered nurses will be recognised as competent practitioners on the Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP)

2018 Programme Dates

  • February 2018 –  December 2018

Hours

  • 0.8 FTE, 32 hours per week

Clinical Placements

Graduate Registered Nurses are employed onto the NETP Programme on a fixed term contract for 10 months. During the recruitment process, applicants will be asked to indicate in which area they would like to work. Clinical placements are planned to take into consideration your preferences and service requirements. In the Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) application process, there is an opportunity to identify three areas of clinical preference.

Potential Placement Options

One intake per year, commencing in mid-February. Approximately 12 placements.

Positions offered vary from year-to-year. Applicants can discuss potential placements with the NEtP Coordinator or during the interview process. 

  • Aged Residential Care – 0 in 2017
  • Cardiac Care & Intensive Care – 1 in 2017
  • District Nursing – 0 in 2017
  • Emergency & Trauma – 1 in 2017
  • Medical – 2 in 2017
  • Mental Health – 1 in 2017
  • Paediatrics – 1 in 2017
  • Perioperative Care (Theatre) – 2 in 2017
  • Primary Health Care – 0 in 2017
  • Surgical – 2 in 2017
  • Surgical Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation – 2 in 2017 

Orientation

There is a structured orientation to the Hauora Tairāwhiti NETP Programme and to the Graduate Registered Nurse’s clinical placement.


Preceptorship

Each Registered Nurse (RN) graduate has an assigned preceptor(s) who has completed an approved training programme. After induction week, the RN graduate and Preceptor initially share a clinical workload before carrying their own clinical load. Preceptors and other members of the clinical team, work alongside graduates to support goal setting and opportunities for reflective practice.

Education

The NETP Programme offers a formal, structured and supported learning programme. There are 12 designated education days (4 of this is induction week) over the programme period and an additional time for professional development.

Embedded within the NETP Programme is a post graduate course provided through Eastern Institute of Technology, this is a 30 credit PostGrad specialty paper based upon your clinical area of practice.

Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP)

Graduate Registered Nurses are required to submit an e-portfolio at a competent Registered Nurse level as a component of the postgraduate paper and prior to exiting the programme, as per Hauora Tairāwhiti PDRP. Information and guidance regarding the PDRP is given to participants throughout the year on study days. Support is available from the NETP Coordinator and the Nurse Educator.

Ongoing Employment

Ongoing employment with Hauora Tairawhiti or Community Employers is subject to graduates meeting the requirements of the programme and the availability of vacancies at the time of completing the NETP Programme. 

Applications

Applications for the 2018 programme open on the 16 August 2017. For further information on the application process go to Ace NZ website.

How do I apply?

All applications for positions advertised by Hauora Tairāwhiti must be made via the ACE online recruitment process.

Do you meet the eligibility criteria for ACE Nursing?

To be eligible to apply to ACE for an NEtP or NESP position you must meet all of the following basic criteria:

  1. Either be a New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa (or Returning Resident Visa).
  2. Be in the final year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) leading to registration as a registered nurse or be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the NCNZ leading to registration as a registered nurse, no longer than 24 months before starting on a NEtP or NESP programme.
  3. You must have completed your Bachelor of Nursing degree in New Zealand and have passed your state final exam no more than 2 years prior to starting on an NEtP or NESP programme. You, therefore have up to four opportunities to apply via ACE provided you still meet all eligibility criterions each time you apply.

You must not have practiced as a New Zealand Registered Nurse continuously (full time 0.8FTE or more) for longer than six months before starting on the NEtP programme.

Australian Citizens are eligible to apply to ACE nursing however they do not meet the Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) criteria for a funded NEtP or NESP position.

In the case that a graduate with an Australian Passport, who does not hold a Permanent Resident Visa, is successfully matched via ACE, their position could be funded directly by the employer, or the employer could apply to HWNZ for an exception to the residency status policy for trainee funding. For more information about the HWNZ exception policy, please click here.

International students who may have practised as an RN overseas are eligible to apply provided that they have completed at least two years of their BN degree in New Zealand before Graduating in New Zealand. These students MUST have a Permanent Resident Visa by the time that applications close for any intake. No other variations of visas will be accepted, for example Resident, Student or Working Visas.

Graduates that do not meet these basic ACE criteria should apply directly to individual employers for private positions. We recommend checking the Job Search page on the Kiwi Health Jobs website as a first point to see which employers may be looking for registered nurse and also by checking the career web pages of each DHB.

For further information about Permanent Resident Visa's please click here. For further information about Health Workforce NZ funded positions and FTE requirements please click here and navigate to the link 2/B46. 

Interviews

Interviews will be held in October 2017

For more information please contact:

Rebecca Searle – NEtP Programme Coordinator

Phone: (06) 869-0500 extension 8300

Email: Rebecca.Searle@tdh.org.nz