Recognised as a top-performing district health board (DHB), we offer a modern hospital with forward-thinking clinical and non-clinical staff who are justifiably proud of the WDHB’s achievements.

Patient safety and the quality of the care our patients receive is paramount to us. We take the safety of our patients and the quality of care we deliver very seriously and we always welcome feedback from our patients.



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New Graduate Nursing Mid-year Intake 2021 (NETP only)


“Kaua e rangiruatia te hāpai o te hoe; e kore to tātou waka e ū ki uta”

Do not lift the paddle out of unison or our canoe will never reach the shore


If you want to start your nursing career with a forward thinking district health board that is values based, pro-equity, patient-whānau centred, promotes a culture of safety and continuous improvement, then we welcome your application for the Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) or the Nurse Entry to Speciality Practice (NESP) mental health programmes.


The graduate nursing programme enables nursing graduates to begin their careers in a well-supported and safe environment that will enable further learning and professional development so that we can meet the health needs of our community, patients and whānau.


Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) offers clinical supervision to all new graduates. This is a formal process which provides professional support to enable practitioners to develop their knowledge and competence, be responsible for their own practice and promote good health outcomes and safety in order to meet organisational, professional and personal objectives. The objectives relate to competence, accountability performance, continuing professional development and personal support.  


WDHB also supports new Māori nursing graduates through our programme ‘Te Uru Pounamu’ which provides regular individual and group supervision to support Māori nurses to develop self-awareness about their personal cultural beliefs and how these contribute to their professional practice as a nurse and working with patients and their whānau. The group supervision is based on a traditional Māori model of mentorship called ‘Tuakana – Teina’ where the more experienced nurse helps to guide or mentor the new nurse.


We look forward to receiving your application and helping us on the journey of implementing our nursing strategic plan.


All applications must be made through the Nursing Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) website:


You can apply online and access comprehensive information to help you through the application process. ACE will receive applications from 7 April to 4 May 2021. For more information click on the following links:  


Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP)


Nurse Entry to Speciality Practice (NESP) 



We are an Equal Employment Opportunities employer