The Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) Nursing programme facilitates the application, recruitment and matching process for new graduate nurses applying for a position on the Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) or New Entry to Specialty Practice (NESP) Mental Health & Addiction Nursing Programmes. Established in 2012 and modelled off the highly successful Advanced Choice Employment (ACE) RMO programme, ACE Nursing was designed to streamline the recruitment and employment process for the NETP and NESP programmes within the 20 DHBs and their external providers nationwide.
Since its inception, the ACE Nursing programme has grown significantly and now facilitates this process on behalf of employers for positions within any of the 20 DHBs across New Zealand and Southern Cross Hospitals for over two and a half thousand registered nurse new graduates a year.
As the nationally agreed application and recruitment process for NETP and NESP positions, applying via ACE Nursing is the only way to apply for a position on a funded NETP or NESP position across New Zealand.
The ACE Nursing programme allows graduates to apply and provide their application documents through one centralised system, the ACE website. Applicants can also apply to up to three employers they are interested in working for. Employers then review those applications, interview the applicants that align with their organisations employment criteria and create a final shortlist of applicants that they would like to employ. Following this selection process, employers provide ACE with a list of their preferred applicants and their number of vacancies. Finally ACE uses an iterative algorithm process to best match the applicant’s preference of employer with the employer’s preference of applicant ensuring that graduates only receive the best possible job offer and ensuring the maximum number of graduates will receive job offers. Full details of the ACE Nursing programme process can be found here under ACE Nursing Process Overview.
Want to know more? Contact the ACE team on 0800 223 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org