The NETP programme at Southern Cross Healthcare gives nursing graduates the opportunity to consolidate and enhance their learning with the support of qualified preceptors in a private surgical setting.
NETP positions are currently available across 13 hospitals in our network:
Perioperative Care (theatre)
- Operating Room
- Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)
- Day surgery
- Inpatient ward (including high dependency care)
- Inpatient intermediate care and intensive care (selected hospitals)
A standardised learning programme is co-ordinated nationally, and delivered across our hospital network for both mid-year and end of year intakes.
Applications for the end-of-year 2023 intake, open on the ACE nursing website on 9 August and close on 5 September 2023 at 12pm (noon).
NETP participating Southern Cross Healthcare hospitals
Ormiston Hospital (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture partner).
Grace Hospital, Tauranga (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture parnter).
New Plymouth region
Manuka St Hospital, Nelson (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture partner).
Southern Endoscopy Centre, Christchurch (a Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture partner).
5 reasons to choose the Southern Cross NETP Programme
- Each Southern Cross nursing graduate is assigned at least two qualified Preceptors - experienced registered nurses and mentors who offer pastoral care and a safe place to talk.
- Southern Cross graduates are supported until they indicate they are ready to independently complete tasks. As graduates develop confidence and competence, their workload and scope of practice gradually increase.
- New Southern Cross graduates develop their registered nurse practice primarily through experience in PACU, day surgery, theatre and the ward.
- Southern Cross Healthcare is a not for profit and invests significantly in its employees. Preceptor qualifications and graduate/post graduate papers are funded by Southern Cross and new graduate workloads accommodate for study time.
- Southern Cross has been recognised as a great place for undergraduate nurses