Expression of Interest - New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) September 2020


We will be conducting a NESP course in (end) August 2020.   

If you want to express your interest in being considered to complete this course read on….

About NESP:

This New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) programme will give you the opportunity to follow a career in mental health, addictions and intellectual disability nursing. Working with us you will have good opportunities for professional development and progression. 

As a Registered Nurse NESP, you will be offered a 72 hour a fortnight fixed term contract that coincides with the tertiary education calendar to enable you to take paid study leave to complete the academic requirements of the programme. Once the academic requirements are completed your hours will increase to 80 a fortnight for the rest of your two year contract. You will be offered two rotations within the services which may include adult, youth, older adult, forensic, community, early intervention, intellectual disabilities, Maori mental health or Health Pasifika. 

We partner with Whitireia New Zealand to offer a comprehensive introduction to Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Nursing. This partnership enables you to complete a postgraduate certificate in nursing, Mental Health and Addictions or a Postgraduate certificate in speciality care by the end of the Programme. 

We are accepting expressions of interest ONLY from applicants who are Residency/Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizens 

  • Develop your nursing career by making the change to work in mental health, addictions and intellectual disabilities (MHAIDS) nursing
  • Gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing (Mental Health or Speciality care)
  • Receive regular group supervision

How to register your expression of interest:

Expressions of interest will not be accepted via email. All candidates registering their interest must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Expressions of interest close on 31st July 2020

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email  and please indicate the vacancy number NESP-2020 and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: NESP-2020

Location: Wellington Hospital, Wellington Community, Porirua Community

Closing Date: Friday, 31 July 2020