How to get a job in New Zealand or Australia
- 0Jul 3 by NznursehopefulHi, I am a licensed nurse who graduated last 2006 and passed the NLE (both June and Dec) of the same year. I did not work as a nurse after graduating since I got pregnant and had to work in a call centre to be able to take care of my son's expenses. Fast forward to the present, I now need to earn more to be able to pay for my son's increasing expenses. With no experience as a nurse, no relatives in NZ or Aus to help me out and absolutely no idea on what to do, can anyone please enlighten me about the ins and outs of applying for a job in New Zealand or Australia? Can I apply as a nurse there without me having any work experience? Please I need help! Thank you
- 0Jul 3 by iamnomad, BSN, RNBecause it has been a while since you finished your nursing degree, it's likely that they will refuse your application. The requirement is for an applicant to have practiced nursing for 3 months within the last five years. However, this may be waived if an applicant studied in a board-approved programs, such as the conversion program. It is in my understanding that since you do not meet the basic requirements, you're only option is to do a conversion program, which is 1-2 years in duration, and not the 3-month bridging program. It's pretty expensive, though.