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Waitemata District Health Board

Recruitment Centre

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New Graduate Nursing Programmes

Waitemata District Health Board has its own New Graduate Nursing Programme for General Nursing, Primary Care Nursing and Mental Health. If successful you will be made a permanent job offer to start your career.

New Zealand's Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) enables nursing graduates to begin their careers well-supported, safe, skilled and confident in their clinical practice, equipped for further learning and professional development, meeting the needs of health and disability support service users and employers.

NETP builds a sustainable pathway for the New Zealand registered nurse workforce into the future.

Nursing Graduates February 2019 intake

Waitemata District Health Board warmly welcomes new graduates to apply for the Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) or the New Entry to Speciality Practice Mental Health and Addiction Nursing Programme (NESP),​  via the ACE Nursing Website.

ACE Nursing Website

At this site you will be able to apply online and access comprehensive information to help you through the application process.

Please click here for: ACE Nursing Website

ACE Nursing Eligibility Criteria

At Waitemata DHB the Auckland Region NETP / NESP and community/primary areas you will be working with experienced, educated and qualified nurses who will support you in your first year of practice.

Please click here for:  ACE Eligibility Criteria

The August 2016 Nursing Review features a profile on Jo Prior, our Charge Nurse Manager of the Assessment and Diagnostic Unit at North Shore Hospital. In the profile, Jo talks of her 20-year journey in emergency nursing throughout New Zealand and Australia, and offers advice to those wishing to embark on similar career paths. Read the profile here: Career Path: Charge Nurse Manager

Placements for February 2019

NETP (Nursing Entry to Practice) 

Programme start dates for 2019
11th February 2019
6th May 2019
2nd September 2019

Ace Categories

Waitemata DHB Available Feb 2019


Aged Residential Care


Waitemata DHB region

Health of Older People


Waitemata DHB region

Intensive Care- includes High Dependency


North Shore Hospital

Assessment, treatment & rehabilitation


North Shore & Waitakere

Cardiac Care - Includes Coronary care units, cardiothoracic


LCC Cardiology ward North Shore Huia Ward Waitakere

Emergency & Trauma


ED North Shore & Waitakere, ADU North Shore & Waitakere

Perioperative care


Theatre North Shore & ESC
PACU North Shore & ESC

Paediatrics/Child Health/Youth Health


Wilson Centre, Rangatira Ward 

Primary Health Care – Including practice Nursing, Iwi Providers, School Nursing, Hospice


Waitemata DHB region

Primary Health Care – Including practice Nursing,


Waitemata & Auckland DHB general practices



North Shore & Waitakere



North Shore & ESC

Public Health Nursing


Waitemata DHB District 

District Nursing


 Waitemata DHB & District






 North Shore & Waitakere SCBU

Mental Health & Addictions


Older Adult
Child & Adolescent
Regional Forensics
Community Alcohol & Drugs
Cultural Services


Historical number of graduates employed into NETP nd NESP at WDHB


# Graduates employed

May 2018


February 2018

NETP 81            NESP 28

September 2017

NETP 48            NESP 6

May 2017 NETP 13            
February 2017 NETP 84            NESP 14

September 2016

NETP 38            NESP 2

February 2016

NETP 73            NESP 16

September 2015

NETP 38            NESP 1

February 2015

NETP 75            NESP 15

September 2014

NETP 42            NESP 1

February 2014

NETP 59            NESP 16

September 2013


February 2013

NETP 70            NESP 16


Nursing Entry to Practice Programme View Information Here

Nursing Entry to Practice Primary Health View Information Here

Mental Health Nursing Internship (NESP) View Information Here

For more information please contact:

Jacqui Finch - Phone: 09 486 8920 x 7113 or 21 241 9510

Sharon Fisher- Nurse Educator NETP phone: 021 705 147 
Peter Blake- Nurse Educator Mental Health- Phone 09 487 1419 x7419

Celeste Gillmer, Primary Health Care - Phone 09 489 8920 x 6883 or 021 245 0587

Dianna McGregor, Clinical Nurse Director Maori - Dianna.mcgregor@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Abel Smith, Clinical Nurse Director Pacific - abel.smith@waitematadhb.govt.nz