Yesterday, about 600 new graduate nurses had their hopes raised and then dashed when the ACE system malfunctioned badly.
Graduate nurses were mistakenly sent an email congratulating them on gaining a Nurse entry to practice (NETP) position at Auckland DHB.
If you were one of those nurses, we feel for you, it must have been a tough day.
ACE assures us this is a one-off and that’s good to hear because NZNO believes the system is a really good way of matching new grads with jobs.
We can’t help noting that this mistake wouldn’t have happened if the Government funded a NETP position for every new grad nurse. We believe this is the only answer for a fair, well-supported and sustainable nursing workforce that can take us into the future, and you can count on us to keep pushing for that.
You can find out more about our campaign for 100% NETP here: http://www.nzno.org.nz/get_involved/campaigns/newgrads