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- Sep 7, '09 by eueuhello hotchick thanks for all the information! it saves time web browsing for all the infos!
after reading your thread i got inspired in starting my application for australia.before, i haven't considered austalia because my family is in the US. Well for now, first i have to pass ielts then mail my credentials.i have relatives in sydney so accomodation won't be a problem.
Keep us posted! Thanks!
- Sep 7, '09 by rebekah_ashMooh mooh I have the same plan!!! maybe we can keep in touch and help each other with the application process!! I will be taking my ielts hopefully this sept...
- Sep 8, '09 by nursemichI just hope I will be able to get 7 all in my IELTS. Im really studying hard for the exam because I also want to apply in NSW.
- Sep 13, '09 by eueuDoes anyone know .. if the the bridging course can be paid on an installment basis? thanks
- Sep 13, '09 by rebekah_ashI'm still reviewing for an IELTS exam for october 24.. I'm nervous to take it earlier... I want a take 1 for an all Band 7 score!!! But I'm working out on the requirements.. If all wil be done smoothly, I hope to get in by February 2010... I'm choosing between ETEA, St. Vincents and Mt. Alexander hosp... Update me of your plans and actions too so I will also be guided.. Thanks!!
- Sep 21, '09 by hai_ho09hi hotchickgrace. i am thinking of lodging my application to NSW after having read their website and all your posts and i think that this is more appropriate for me although the bridging course is vey expensive. the thing is i just sent my application and all the required documents to QLD. my question is, is it ok to have 2 applications at different territories at the same time? and whichever comes first, that's the state/territory i'd choose. i wouldnt mind paying the application fee and all other expenses in sending the required documents..
thank you so much
- Sep 21, '09 by hotchicgracei think its alright coz its 2 different territories with different evaluating body
- Sep 21, '09 by hotchicgraceno, it should be paid in full
- Sep 21, '09 by hai_ho09hi again hotchickgrace? i came across this information after clicking some of the links in nswnmb.
credit for prior study in courses leading to registration as a nurse
category one does not include persons educated as nurses in the philippines. most students enter university in the philippines after only ten years of schooling so that the first years of higher education are considered to be more like years eleven and twelve of secondary school in australia. on available information, the standard course taught in all education institutions in the philippines is not considered to permit significant progress towards achievement of the australian national competency standards for the registered nurse. at this time, nurses educated in the philippines should be considered under category two, if eligible.
2. category two
category two includes persons
- who have completed a nursing course at post-secondary level and of at least two years full-time or full-time equivalent duration, and
- have been registered/licensed to practise as "first level" or "professional" nurses (however titled) by the relevant registration/licensing authority in the states or countries where the courses were undertaken; and
- the courses were completed less than ten years prior to enrolment in the nursing course at an australian university recognised by the board
the person has practised as a nurse (not necessarily first level) for at least three years in the ten year period prior to enrolment in an australian university.
persons in category two are required to undertake a further two years full-time or full-time equivalent education in an australian university recognised by the nurses and midwives board to provide education for registered nurses. at a minimum, the course should consist of two-thirds of the subjects/credit points that constitute a three-year course recognised by the nurses and midwives board for the education of registered nurses, and the two years of study must include
- sufficient biological sciences and behavioural/social sciences and
- an introduction to the australian health care context including the health needs of aboriginal and torres strait island people, and
- medical and surgical nursing (both theory and practice) (also see note) , and
- mental health nursing (both theory and practice), and
- aged care nursing (both theory and practice), and
- community nursing or primary health care nursing (both theory and practice), and
- final year subjects which include clinical nursing practice and assessment against the anmc competency standards for the registered nurse.
- a person who has completed a post-secondary nursing course in china and is registered as a nurse in china;
- a person who has completed a nursing course in india and is registered as a registered nurse (rn) by the indian state or territory nursing board in the state or territory in which the course was undertaken;
- a person who has completed a nursing course in the philippines and has been registered as registered nurse (rn) by the nursing board of the philippines (which operates within the structure of the professional regulation commission in the philippines);
- persons educated as nurses in some countries of western europe such as germany and france, and registered with the appropriate authority;
- persons educated as nurses in some countries of africa such as nigeria, ghana, zimbabwe and south africa and registered with the relevant nursing board/council as registered or first-level nurses (however titled).