Know everything about bridging course in sydney - page 20

by hotchicgrace | 51,304 Views | 230 Comments

hi! Ive applied for an assessment for RN in NSW. I can say that I know very much on the how to's in applying for bridging course in Australia since I did it on my own. I got the recommendation letter from the board and was... Read More


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    -Is it true that if you have working experience for more than 1 year you don't need to take this bridging course?

    -Do you have to take the ANMC licensure exam for foreign nurses?

    thank you
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    If you come from a country where english is second language and not a 'western country' (except those from the EU, thats another matter) it is likely that you will be required to do a bridging course of some kind...either doing a year at a university or doing the shorter courses most offered by private providers.

    The ANMC only gives assessment to the immigration department (DIAC) for assessment for a permanent residency visa. You cannot apply straight to the ANMC when not from a western country, you need your Registration from the nurses board first.

    AHPRA is our national nurse registration organistaion (along with many other health professionals.) This is who you apply if you want nursing registration or assessment of your nursing education. Even if you have 30 years experience and do not come from western country you need to do the bridging course......though I am not expert only AHPRA can tell you this after assessment of your application.

    There is no national exam, that is why an IELTS score of 7 first sitting with your application to AHPRA is important to make sure english is spoken and understood to a good level if you are not from one of the western english speaking countries.

    www.ahpra.gov.au as usual may I add, go to the source itself AHPRA I am no expert.

    Allnurses has a forum on this already......posted just below this one.....did you research this forum?
    btw with only 1 years experience, in Australia you are still considered a fairly new grad.
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    @ceridywn
    thank you so much
    I did go over the ahpra.gov
    and I did not find any info about a licensure exam.
    my IELTS already expired so I will have to re-take it again.

    so it's like after taking the bridging program then you will be able to qualify as a registered nurse in AU?
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    Quote from macpao87
    hi hotchicgrace,

    I hope you can still read this. I just wanted to ask for some tips and advice regarding your experience at the College of Nursing, Burwood. How was it? Was it difficult? What should I study? I will attending the bridging course there this april and would like to have a picture of what to expect.

    Thanks!

    macpao87

    Hi macpao! How are you bro? I believe that you are already done with the Competence Program at the CON. How was it? Was it easy? Did everyone pass the exam?

    Thanks!
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    Quote from paulryan18
    Hi macpao! How are you bro? I believe that you are already done with the Competence Program at the CON. How was it? Was it easy? Did everyone pass the exam?

    Thanks!
    Hi! Yup, finished already with the Assessment of Competence Programme at CON. It was a bit difficult but fortunately most of us were able to pass. Some of the others are not done yet with the programme.

    It's a bit difficult but passable. Just concentrate and listen to instructions.

    Hope this helps!
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    Quote from macpao87
    Hi! Yup, finished already with the Assessment of Competence Programme at CON. It was a bit difficult but fortunately most of us were able to pass. Some of the others are not done yet with the programme.

    It's a bit difficult but passable. Just concentrate and listen to instructions.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks for replying macpao. So what happens to others who did not pass it? Are they just asked to extend the course or are they sent home to their home countries without any nursing registration in APHRA?

    Well, congratulations for passing it! I hope I will too once it's already my turn. So are you already working there as an RN?
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    Quote from paulryan18
    Thanks for replying macpao. So what happens to others who did not pass it? Are they just asked to extend the course or are they sent home to their home countries without any nursing registration in APHRA?

    Well, congratulations for passing it! I hope I will too once it's already my turn. So are you already working there as an RN?
    No one has failed yet. The college of nursing had a hard time looking for clinical placements in hospitals, so others had to start later than some. Still waiting for registration- I hope AHPRA, VIC doesn't take too long. :O
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    Quote from macpao87
    No one has failed yet. The college of nursing had a hard time looking for clinical placements in hospitals, so others had to start later than some. Still waiting for registration- I hope AHPRA, VIC doesn't take too long. :O

    Oh I see. Thanks so much for the help bro. I hope that you'll get the registration soon. We'll pray for it. God bless.
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    Quote from paulryan18
    Oh I see. Thanks so much for the help bro. I hope that you'll get the registration soon. We'll pray for it. God bless.
    Thanks! I'm praying hard for it too. Good luck to you too. Are you starting this July? Keep in touch if you have any questions. I'll try my best to answer them.
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    Quote from macpao87
    Thanks! I'm praying hard for it too. Good luck to you too. Are you starting this July? Keep in touch if you have any questions. I'll try my best to answer them.
    Hi Macpao. Nope. I'm still on Step 1, which is to take my IELTS exam this July 9. If ever this will workout, I am planning to take my BP at CON. Keep in touch bro.


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