New Graduate Nursing Programmes

New Graduate Nursing Programmes

Te Whatu Ora Waitematā has its own New Graduate Nursing Programmes for General Nursing, Primary Care Nursing and Mental Health and Addiction. If successful you will be made a permanent job offer to start your career.

New Zealand's Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) and New Entry to Specialty Practice Mental Health and Addiction (NESP) 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 and NESP build a sustainable pathway for the New Zealand registered nurse workforce into the future.

Nursing Graduates 

Te Whatu Ora Waitematā warmly welcomes new graduates to apply for the Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) or the New Entry to Specialty Practice (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 Te Whatu Ora Waitematā,  you will be working with experienced, educated and qualified nurses who will support you in your first year of practice, across the Auckland Regional Community and Inpatient Services.

Please click here for: ACE Eligibility Criteria


Historical number of graduates employed into NETP and NESP at Waitematā 


# Graduates employed

January 2024

NETP 70  NESP 20

September 2023

NETP 42  NESP 14

February 2023

NETP 80  NESP 18

September 2022

NETP 33  NESP 20

February 2022

NETP 90  NESP 17

September 2021


For more information please contact:

Janine Quiding - Phone: 09 486 8920 x 47113 or 021 720 561

Shivika Singh - NESP Nurse Educator -

Victoria Mackay – NETP Nurse Educator –