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NETP 2018 Cohort

NETP 2018 Cohort

Building Your Career – Counties Manukau Health is committed to making our graduate nurses feel supported.  Our senior nurses and preceptors have all been where you are.  They know the organisation inside out and understand the challenges and opportunities.

The support offered on our programmes allows you to focus on integrating into the nursing profession from a student to Registered Nurse.  You will be offered new clinical experiences in a supportive environment that will grow your confidence, knowledge, skills and career.

Our NETP programme consists of three components:

  • Clinical, 12-month placement
  • Academic, postgraduate paper/s
  • Level 2 Competent PDRP (Performance Development Recognition Programme

Clinical Experience Areas

DHB settings:
  • Adult Rehabilitation and Health of the Older Person (ARHOP) including:
  • Inpatient wards, Auckland Regional Spinal Unit and District Nursing
  • Critical Care Complex (ICU/HDU)
  • Emergency Department
  • Gynaecology Care Unit
  • Kidz First Children’s Hospital: Medical and Surgical inpatient wards
  • Kidz First Speciality Placements: Neonatal Care, Public Health Nursing
  • Medical Services including:
  • Radiology, Cardiology (ward and coronary care unit), Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Endocrinology, Renal, Haematology, Stroke
  • National Burns Centre
  • Perioperative Care (Pre-Op, Theatre Admission and Discharge Unit, Operating Theatres, Recovery)
  • Surgical Services including:
  • General Surgery, Vascular, Colorectal, Orthopaedic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Elective Surgery Centre & Ambulatory Care
Community settings:
  • Aged Residential Care
  • Primary Health Care including General Practice, Accident and Medical Centres, Totara Hospice and Corrections

Placement Options:

Overall there are two intakes each year in January and September. There could also be a May intake which is dependent on vacancies at the time if we are running a May intake, this will be communicated via the ACE website. 

The exact number of places on the NETP Programme is dependent on vacancies across the organisation including Primary Care and Aged Residential Care; therefore we cannot predict the exact numbers for the intake. We estimate that there will be 30 positions available in the September 2019 intake and these positions will be across the range of practice settings on offer via ACE Nursing.


Our NETP programme supports new graduate nurses across Counties Manukau Health and extends to those employed in community settings such as GP practices, Primary Health Organisations, and Aged Residential Care facilities. Click here (PDF, 603 KB)  to read the full outline of the NETP programme. 

At Counties Manukau Health we are committed to making graduate nurses feel supported. The NETP team includes a Nurse Coordinator/Educator and three Clinical Coaches who work closely with the senior nursing staff in all clinical areas to support the graduate nurse throughout the duration of their first year of practice.

Each graduate nurse will also be assigned a preceptor(s) who has completed an approved training programme. Preceptors and other members of the clinical team, work alongside graduate nurses to enhance clinical skill and knowledge, as well as support goal setting and opportunities for reflective practice.

Application and Recruitment Process:

  • Placements on NETP within Counties Manukau Health will be identified and determined as part of the ACE (Advanced Choice of Employment) National Recruitment Process.

Assessment Centres
For DHB Placements

  • Our recruitment process includes “Assessment Centres” which involve a two-step process:
    • Group scenario
    • Behavioural Based Interview
  • Assessment Centres are generally scheduled to take place over a number of weeks approximately 2 weeks after the ACE applications close
  • If you change your contact details once you have submitted your application, please email us
  • Start date is Monday 2 September 2019 commencing with a one-week orientation before commencing in your clinical area.
  • Positions offered at Counties Manukau Health are permanent offers of employment to the organisation.  Clinical area of employment may be subject to change following NETP year dependant on clinical need.
  • Offers of employment will be sent out via email after the ACE notification process is complete


Placements within Primary Health / Aged Residential Care settings can occur as below:

  1. The graduate nurse identifies in their cover letter, via the ACE National Recruitment Process, a desire to work in the Primary Health/Aged Residential Care setting and gives the Nurse Coordinator/Educator NETP at Counties Manukau Health permission to pass on their application to potential employers.
  2. The graduate nurse applies for a position with the Primary Health/Aged Residential Care setting employer and identifies to the employer that they wish to participate in the NETP Programme. The employer can then contact the Nurse Coordinator/Educator NETP for further information.


  • The graduate nurse must still have applied through the ACE National Recruitment Process in order to be eligible for a funded position.
  • Offers of employment in Aged Residential or Primary Care may be either fixed term or permanent offers.

Further information regarding ACE is available at

Graduate Nurse Salary: 
For DHBs in accordance with national MECA

RN 04.07.16 Hourly $/HR Night (after 8pm)
(t0.25) $/hr
(t0.50) $/hr
(t1.0) $/hr
Step 1 49.999 23.70 29.62 35.55 47.40


Post Graduate Papers Undertaken by Graduate Nurses:


Adult Stream

  • University of Auckland N770, Clinical Practice Development

Paediatric Stream

  • Auckland University of Technology HEAL 824/M2, Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Contact Details for Further Information:

NETP - please email Brigid Mathias, Nurse Educator or 021 242 6776.

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