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West Coast DHB New Graduate Nurse Entry to Practice & New Entry to Specialty Practice Mental Health and Addiction Programmes

Information Brochure

NETP Programme

The West Coast DHB NETP programme is designed to tautoko|support you to develop into a competent, confident, and professional kaitiaki|guardian of your community’s health and wellbeing. We facilitate a range of new and exciting learning opportunities that will help you achieve your career goals – whatever your moehewa|dream may be.
This rural programme incorporates 1:1 and group manaaki|support and care, preceptorship, and educational variety, including an Ara Institute of Canterbury graduate level paper. The programme is shared between Canterbury and West Coast DHBs, which means unique exposure to care provision in an urban environment.

NESP (Mental Health) Programme

The NESP programme is designed to tautoko|support you as a newly qualified or experienced registered nurse to transition to specialising in mental health. We offer exposure to exciting opportunities within this field that are unique to working in New Zealand’s most rural and remote health district.
NESP incorporates 1:1 and group manaaki|support and care, preceptorship, and educational opportunities through a postgraduate certificate that is recognised nationally and internationally. This programme is coordinated by the Canterbury DHB with funding from Te Pou, and will expose you to learning with, and from, colleagues based in a variety of urban and rural settings.



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