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.
Apr 13, '12
by ceridwyn Guide
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
May 2, '12
by ceridwyn Guide
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