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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 2020 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

Placements for February 2020

NETP (Nursing Entry to Practice) 

Programme start dates for 2020
10th February 2020
4th May 2020
7th September 2020


Historical number of graduates employed into NETP and NESP at WDHB


# Graduates employed

September 2019

NETP 35    NESP 7

May 2019


February 2019

NETP 88    NESP 28

September 2018

NETP 37    NESP 9

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


Nursing Entry to Practice Programme View Information Here

Nursing Entry to Practice Primary HealthView 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