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Nurse Entry and Enrolled Nurse Support in Practice Programme 2024 (NETP / ENSIPP)

  • Welcome to Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Southern Nurse Entry and Enrolled Nurse Support in Practice Programme. We understand that as beginning practitioners you require support to make a smooth and successful transition from the student role to the role of registered nurse.

Programme start dates for 2024

  • Dunedin: 22nd and 29th January
  • Southland: 29th January

We anticipate at least 100 vacancies across Dunedin Hospital, Southland Hospital, Wakari Hospital and Aged Residential Care Providers across the district for our 2024 intake, these include the following:

  • Medical Wards
  • Surgical Wards
  • Emergency Department
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Assessment Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Coranary Care Unit
  • Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation Wards
  • Oncology
  • Main Operating Theatres
  • Aged Residential Care
  • Community Nursing
  • Paediatric Wards
  • Primary Care Settings
  • Rural Hospitals (Gore, Balclutha, Dunstan, Lakes Hospital Queenstown and Oamaru)

The NETP and ENSIPP Programmes at Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Southern is Nursing Council of New Zealand accredited and aims:

  • To provide a safe and supportive environment in which the graduate nurse gains clinical competency to a level consistent with a registered nurse.

  • To provide a framework to ensure graduate nurses commencing employment in any of the participating services receive a comprehensive and consistent orientation.

  • To assist the graduate to make the transition from the role of student to the role of a professional registered nurse.

  • To establish a preceptorship link between a nursing graduate and an experienced nurse.

  • To promote continuing education and enhance professional development.

  • To encourage reflective practice.

  • To further develop their understanding and application of the requirements of professional accountability and ethical practice inherent in the role of the registered nurse.

  • To recognise the effects of skilled practice of nurses on quality patient outcomes.

  • To retain nurses with competent skills by offering a robust learning framework.

Our programme will assist you to further develop your clinical practice and critical thinking skills and become an active member of our nursing team. This requires a practice-centred approach that develops confidence, clinical reasoning/decision making and acceptance of the responsibility of the registered nurse.

The NETP / ENSIPP represents the future of the nursing profession and so we are committed to giving you the opportunity to develop your professional and practice roles in a supportive environment that models excellence in nursing practice, leadership, professionalism and best practice principles.

Placements on the NETP / ENSIPP programme may be available within Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Southern Hospitals, Primary Health Care, or community settings such as private practice, aged residential care facilities, or community organisations.

The Te Whatu Ora Southern NETP / ENSIPP programme is offered on both Southland, Otago & Queenstown sites.

Placements within Te Whatu Ora Southern (Otago or Southland site) will be identified and determined as part of the ACE National Recruitment Process.                                    

NETP / ENSIPP Programme Entry Criteria

  • Nurses accepted onto the programme hold a nursing degree from a New Zealand Bachelor of Nursing programme approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

  • Nurses accepted on to the programme must be a NZ Citizen or hold a valid NZ Residency permit.

  • Nurses accepted onto the programme hold New Zealand registration within the Registered Nurse scope of practice.

  • Nurses accepted onto the programme hold a current annual practising certificate (APC) with no restrictions on that APC that would negatively impact on their ability to participate in the programme.

  • Nurses must have graduated in the previous 24 months and not practised as an RN for longer than six months at the time they commence the programme.

Nurses accepted on to the programme must be able to work a minimum of 0.8FTE.

The Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Southern eligibility criteria is aligned with the HWNZ specifications. More information can be found on their website.

We are happy to discuss and provide information relating to the opportunities within our organisation.

Full details on the ACE application process can be found on the Kiwi Health Jobs website under the 'ACE' tab.

For further information you can contact: