From USA to AU

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    I am a US immigrant and am planning on going to Autralia to permanently live and work there. I only have a little over 3 yrs of work experience as an RN in a GYN SURG and ONC unit under my belt and I'm under 30 y/o. Will it be hard for me to transfer? Is it better if I look for a hospital to sponsor me or should I just apply as an independent skilled worker? Which part of Australia is the best for me to go to?

    I am also wondering if any of you can suggest on what I do first since I got confused with the information overload I got from searching the net.

    Any information will be very much appreciated.
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    Try looking here

    http://allnurses.com/international-n...no-501897.html

    I realise your not Filipino but much of the information you need will be there.
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    As Australia is an independent country from the USA it is impossible to transfer! as you say.Your best bet is to apply to AHPRA to be an RN then go from there

    It is impossible for someone to make decision for you on how to immigrate and were to go as one is not walking in your shoes and do you realise Australia is as big as the USA. What climates do you like? rural, remote, city, town?

    The only comment I can make and were to go now at THIS time, who knows in a few months, is Sydney appears to be employing International nurses but these jobs will be filled eventually.

    Btw. AHPRA assessments are taking many months to process, I, personally if, was thinking of going overseas to work would be making sure I was accepted by the nursing board of that said country first before making any other decisions and this would be the best place to start, ANMAC after registration/assessent if you want independent skilled assessment for immigration.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Apr 13, '12
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    XB9S, thank you, I'll check that out... and I am a Filipino.

    I am aware it is in no way connected to US, when I say "transfer", I meant to go there and live and work there after going through the process that needs to be done to do so. What I was asking was guided opinion or rather advise since I got confused about all the information I got off the net, as I stated earlier. I do apologize if my own inquiry was confusing. Still, thank you for your info.
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    I agree with ceridwyn. I also came to Australia via the US, and I didn't apply to AHPRA until after I got here. I was waiting for 8 months with no job because that's how long it took to process my application! Luckily I came here to live with my now fiance, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to survive. However, I had less experience than you when I moved here, so I don't think you would have any trouble getting a license here. As far as sponsorship, I can't really say much about which is the best route to go because I came here on a work and holiday visa and am now applying for permanent residency with a partner visa.

    Also, as ceridwyn said, it depends on what kind of place you would feel most comfortable in as far as where you should live. I came from a small town in Illinois and now live in Melbourne, and I love it (other than the traffic! lol). I think when Americans think about Australia, they picture beaches and hot weather all year long. If that's what you want, then I can tell you that Melbourne isn't the city for you, lol. Good luck with everything and let me know if you have any other questions.

    -Sarah
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    Thank you much Sarah. That helped me a lot. I was actually looking at Melbourne since I am currently residing in Seattle and I love how cool it is here... so the super hot weather year long with all the beaches is not really in my top list of needs as of now.

    I am looking over an email sent to me and will possibly call ANMAC to inquire sometime this week.. after my long stretch of work.

    Is true though that there's currently not much opportunity for RNs in Melbourne?
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    Yeah right now the nursing jobs in Melbourne have pretty much dried up There are quite a few posts on here about it. But I'm currently working for an agency in the acute care sector, and could probably count on my fingers and toes the number of times I've been called for a shift in a hospital since the end of November. I've been working a bit lately in aged care, but I've heard that even jobs in the aged care sector are hard to come by. If you want to look online to see what jobs are out there at the moment, try seek.com.au...it's pretty much the number one job board here. I've recently applied for a couple temporary part-time positions (maternity leave cover for a permanent staff member) just to keep myself busy, so we'll see how that goes! The good thing about Seek though is that you can also look for jobs all around Australia to get a feel of where the demand is, and that might also help you decide for sure where you might want to move.

    -Sarah
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    hey, i guess you can search the regulation of Austrian Immigrate Board on internet and then do the advisory.
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    One must be citizen of EU to work in Austria, I have heard difficult to get work there if you cannot claim an EU citizenship. Nurses there must also be fluent in Austrian or German.
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    Last edit by ceridwyn on May 2, '12
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    Quote from mika07
    I am a US immigrant and am planning on going to Autralia to permanently live and work there. I only have a little over 3 yrs of work experience as an RN in a GYN SURG and ONC unit under my belt and I'm under 30 y/o. Will it be hard for me to transfer? Is it better if I look for a hospital to sponsor me or should I just apply as an independent skilled worker? Which part of Australia is the best for me to go to?

    I am also wondering if any of you can suggest on what I do first since I got confused with the information overload I got from searching the net.

    Any information will be very much appreciated.
    If you are looking for weather like Seattle you may want to try NZ..defintely more seasonal from what I understand (only just moved here) and less extremes of temperature.


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