New Graduate Nursing Programmes

New Graduate Nursing Programmes

Waitematā 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 

Waitematā 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 Waitematā 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

Programme start dates for 2021
2 February 2021

Historical number of graduates employed into NETP and NESP at WDHB

Intake # Graduates employed
September 2020 NETP 36 NESP 6
February 2020 NETP 58 NESP 15
September 2019 NETP 35 NESP 7
May 2019 NETP 5
February 2019 NETP 88 NESP 28
September 2018 NETP 37 NESP 9
May 2018 NETP 5
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


For more information please contact:

Jacqui Finch - Phone: 09 486 8920 x 47113 or 21 241 9510

Sharon Fisher- Nurse Educator NETP phone: 021 705 147

Shivika Singh- Nurse Educator Mental Health- Phone 021 571 428

Rachael Evans,  Associate Nursing Director Primary Health Care - Phone 021 198 4720

Dianna McGregor, Clinical Nurse Director Maori -

Abel Smith, Clinical Nurse Director Pacific -