||Undertakes to explain the experiences of new graduate registered nurses (NGRN) undertaking a nurse entry-to-practice programme (NETP). Uses focus group data to construct a theory of NGRN experience, utilising constructivist grounded theory method. Interviews NGRNs in the Waikato DHB NETP, which uses a bicultural model. Concludes that NGRNs value culture in assessing patient need. Identifies barriers to valuing patients' culture from short staffing, stress and fear, work pressuress, and lack of insight into the cultural needs of patients from team members.