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Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Programme

Registered Nurses - Workforce Development Resources

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The Nursing workforce is critical to the delivery of healthcare services for New Zealanders. In this section you will find resources relating to the Nursing workforce.

The 20 District Health Boards’ (DHBs) Lead Nurses (DoN) Group is a national collaboration group with an over-arching workforce development focus. The DoN Group supports and participates in key national workforce development groups and initiatives - across the DHBs, wider sector and system.

We work with the DoN Group and facilitate collaboration at a national level; to support and enable effective Nursing workforce development.


Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Programme

The Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Programme aims to achieve a shared understanding of the pre-registration pipeline and to work with the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and training providers to ensure the supply and demographics of nurses matches demand, and meets population needs.

The Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Working Group is a DHB Director of Nursing-led programme of work in partnership with the Ministry of Health, New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), the New Zealand Nursing Council (NZNC), tertiary education and aged residential care providers, and nursing leaders from across the sector. 

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at workforce@tas.health.nz

Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Pānui

The Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline recently launched a new monthly newsletter providing updates on the work underway and the various workstreams involved. 

Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Programme Pānui issue 1 [648kb] 

April 2022

The Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Working Group Terms of Reference

Working Group Terms of Reference February 2022 [790kb]

February 2022

The Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Programme Workplan

Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Programme Workplan 2022 [1.15MB]

16 May 2022

The Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Working Group Meetings 

Working Group Key Messages May 2022 [510kb] 

16 May  2022

Working Group Key Messages 31 March 2022 [507kb] 

31 March  2022

Working Group Key Messages March 2022 [507kb] 

March  2022

Working Group Key Messages February 2022 [507kb] 

February 2022

Working Group Key Messages December 2021 [507kb] 

December 2021

Working Group Key Messages November 2021 [507kb]

November 2021

Working Group Key Messages October 2021 [507kb]

October 2021


Working Group Key messages September 2021 [557kb]

September 2021

 

Working Group Key messages August 2021 [551kb]

August 2021


Working Group Key messages July 2021 [551kb]

July 2021

 

Working Group Key messages June 2021 [124kb]

June 2021


Working Group Key messages May 2021 [547kb]

May 2021

Working Group Key messages April 2021 [509kb]

April 2021


Working Group Key messages March 2021 [512kb]

March 2021 

 

Working Group Key messages February 2021 [507kb]

February 2021

Māori Data Sovereignty Principles for the Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Programme

Māori data sovereignty is a fundamental consideration for the Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Programme, developed to ensure that Māori are integral to both the kōrero and decision-making process for putting in place programmes to help attract and retain Māori students, and later progression and retention of Māori nurses. 

Māori Data Sovereignty Principles for the Nursing Pre-Registration Pipeline Project May 2021 [176kb]

May 2021

Reports and Recommendation Papers

 Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Programmes: Review of the New Zealand literature

This literature review was a key deliverable from initiatives six: Strategic review of the NETP/NESP Programme as it transitions to Health NZ and presents a review of the NZ literature about the NETP Programme.

Review of NETP in NZ Literature  [1.12MB] 

March 2022

Review of the Enrolled Nurse (EN) Role

This recommendations paper was a key deliverable from initiatives three and four: options for an EN pathway to complete Bachelor level nursing programmes (BN) and options for a pathway to EN for those who exit the BN programme. The paper investigates recommendations to support an effective, fit for purpose programmes and employment of a sustainable EN Workforce. 


Enrolled Nurse Recommendations Paper [1.21MB] 

March 2022

 

Responding to Māori student attrition rates

This recommendations paper was a key deliverable from initiative two: Work in partnership with Māori nurse leaders and education providers to identify how, as a sector, we can be more responsive to factors affecting the retention of Māori nursing students. A review was undertaken of current literature detailing the factors identified creating a barrier for Māori student entry into and completion of undergraduate nursing education and recommended strategies that could mitigate these barriers.


Responding to Māori student attrition rates [365kb] 

February 2022

 

The Nursing Pre-Registration Education Pipeline Report

The Nursing Pre-Registration Education Pipeline report outlines the current undergraduate supply of both Registered and Enrolled Nurses in New Zealand. This report aims to provide a better understanding of the pre-registration education pipeline - from enrolment into education programmes through to graduation. The report utilises Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) data to look at the completion and assumed early exits across all the nursing schools. The insights in this report are being used to inform and support initiatives to forecast both supply and demand across the system, so that the nursing workforce is best positioned to meet the current and future needs of the communities it serves. 

Some of the key findings include:   

  • An increase in students enrolling in bachelor level nursing programmes in 2019, an increase of with just over 40% of these coming straight from secondary school. In 2019, the total number of new enrolments was 2578, which is 3.3% higher than the 2010 figure of 2496.
  • Most new enrolments in bachelor level nursing programmes choose to enrol with a provider in their home region.
  • A slight increase in students completing bachelor level nursing programmes in 2019, over 2018 completions. The majority (57%) of those completing in 2019 are aged under 25 years, which is the same as in 2018.  
  • Analysis of reported ethnicity for those completing bachelor level nursing programmes from 2010 to 2019, indicates increasing numbers of students identifying as Māori (12% to 17% of completions) and Pacific People (5 to 9% of completions).  
  • There was an increase in students enrolling in an enrolled nursing diploma programme in 2019 over the 2018 enrolments, with 37% of these coming from work. Over the period 2012-2019, the average number of new enrolments for the enrolled nursing diploma courses was 199 enrolments per year. 
  • There was an increase in students completing an enrolled nursing diploma in 2019. The number of students completing has been increasing for the last few years. Annual completion figures for enrolled nursing education programmes have been variable, with an average of 158 completions per year.

The Nursing Pre-Registration Education Pipeline Report [1.05Mb]

June 2021


Registered Nurses - Workforce Development Resources

The Nurse Entry to Practice (NEtP) Programme National Learning Framework

The Nurse Entry to Practice (NEtP) national learning framework is designed to support NEtP coordinators, under the leadership of the 20 District Health Boards' (DHBs) Lead Nurses (DoN) Group, to develop and sustain NEtP programmes.

The framework describes the background and objectives of the programme, the purpose of the framework and outlines how NEtP programme coordinators should utilise the framework.

The framework aligns with the Ministry of Health's Workforce Directorate's (HWD) NEtP specifications and the New Zealand Nursing Council's (NZNC) policies and standards that are relevant to the beginner Registered Nurse (RN) practitioner. 

NEtP Framework - Final - Nov 2019 [190kb]

February 2020

Enrolled Nurses - Workforce Development Resources

The Enrolled Nurse Support into Practice Programme (ENSIPP) National Learning Framework

The Enrolled Nurse Support into Practice Programme (ENSIPP) National Learning Framework is designed to support new graduate programme coordinators and educators, under the leadership of the 20 District Health Boards’ (DHBs) Lead Nurses (DoN) Group, to develop and sustain ENSIPP programmes.

The framework aligns with the Ministry of Health’s Health Workforce Directorate’s (HWD) ENSIPP service specifications and the New Zealand Nursing Council’s (NZNC) policies and standards for Enrolled Nurses (EN). The framework describes the background and objectives of the programme, the purpose of the framework and outlines how new graduate programme coordinators and educators should utilise the framework.

The DHB DoNs are responsible for and provide oversight of the ENSIPP programme and adherence to the established framework within the 20 DHBs. 


ENSIPP Framework [238kb]
February 2020

Last updated: 16/5/22