Know everything about bridging course in sydney

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    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 advised to undergo a competence assessment program in the college of nursing in Burwood.

    to make it short: (If u want to apply in NSW)
    1. Take IELTS first, all 7 on all the components
    2. Read the instructions on the website--www.nmb.nsw.gov.au
    basically here are the most Important things:
    a. go to PRC, request for verification of registration to be sent directly to the board
    b. go to your university or college, request for transcript and nursing course description to be sent directly to the board
    c. go to IDP or British Council, request for a copy of your all 7 each in all components of your report grade to be sent directly to the board
    d. fill up the application form-http://www.nmb.nsw.gov.au/please-proceed-RN/default.aspx
    (with the application form, you need to have it notarised, and pay $105 through credit card or money order etc)


    that's basically the initial requirements to be sent to the nursing board
    here is the information booklet that will guide you/checklist in filing your application:
    http://www.nmb.nsw.gov.au/Info-Booklet/default.aspx

    Assessment is a case to case basis but basically Overseas nurses are recommended to undergo the bridging course.

    You will receive a recommendation letter from the nursing board stating the Nursing school that provides the bridging course or the school that you have to go to to get your registration training

    Example of the recommendation letter:

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ia/NMBcopy.jpg

    If you get such letter,
    Application process
    1. Complete application form
    2. Forward completed application form (and non-refundable application fee) along with the following documents:
    • original letter of referral from the Nurses and Midwives Board of New South Wales
    • a certified copy of your English language test result (Internationally educated nurses/midwives)
    • a certified copy of your visa*(Internationally educated nurses/midwives)
    * Applicants who will be applying for a short stay visa in order to undertake the program may be issued with a letter from the College that can be used to support their application for a visa when all other entry requirements have been met.
    Note: Applications that are incomplete are unable to be processed.
    3. Successful applicants will be notified by mail.
    Applicants are advised not to finalise any personal arrangements until confirmation of a place in the program is received from The College of Nursing.
    4. Confirmed applicants are required to attend the program enrolment session where all original documentation is to be presented for verification and proof of identity established. Applicants will be excluded from the program if the original documentation and eligibility cannot be verified. Outstanding fees are to be finalised at this time.


    regarding your visa, you can get the student visa or visa 456 or if u have relatives, you can ask them to sponsor you (family sponsored)


    regarding your schedule, the school will be the one to give you the date so u can apply the appropriate date of your travel.



    If you have questions, feel free to ask
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    Thanks for posting your experiences

    Moved to the international forum as per the red banner plus we have many here posting that are looking or have gone through the process for Australia
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    Hi! Are you now in Australia taking the bridging course? How much is the estimated cost of all your application? Thanks!
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    Quote from ziggyldy
    Hi! Are you now in Australia taking the bridging course? How much is the estimated cost of all your application? Thanks!
    Hi! Im still in the Phils. Im waiting for the new recommendation letter coz It was expired. Once I received it, that's the only time I can enroll to the nursing school in Australia.

    I'll give you A LIST of what are the possible expenses, I cant give the exact figures coz I dont know how much are these at present but Im sure with the fees of IELTS and Brigding course:
    (most of the bridging course in Sydney are facilitated by the College of Nursing in Burwood) here's the link: http://www.nursing.edu.au/OQN/

    PAYMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING:
    1. IELTS-P8,640
    2. PRC VERIFICATION + courier send directly to the board
    3. transcript + courier send directly to the board
    4. copy of IELTS + courier send directly to the board
    5. courier of your application form
    6. BRIDGING COURSE AT PRESENT = AUD$10,000 (roughly Php 380,000)
    7. airfare round trip (roughly Php 50,000)
    8. Visa Application ( roughly P5,000) 456 visa, visit: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/business/456/ ,
    you must have a bank statement with a show money;
    if you will apply for a student visa, kindly read on the link http://www.immi.gov.au/students/students/573-2/

    maybe you will spend about P500,000 all in (estimated)

    Accommodation and the show money is not included in my estimation. I have 5 families there so Im not sure how much is the accommodation rate but there are a lot of units/rooms for rent.

    I went there for a holiday last April to July 2009 so I have a good picture of what Sydney is :redpinkhe
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    Do you need clinical experience to apply for bridging course in NSW?


    Hotchick do you have any RN experience?

    Thank you for your post it was quite helpfull
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    Hi how long did NSW board of nursing replied to you after receiving your initial application? Thank you for the information you have provided it will help many aspiring nurses wishing to register in NSW.
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    Quote from uh_huh?
    Do you need clinical experience to apply for bridging course in NSW?


    Hotchick do you have any RN experience?

    Thank you for your post it was quite helpfull
    hi!

    Actually, when I applied for assessment with the Nursing board, I was a fresh graduate (graduate from St. Paul University Manila). But upon assessment, they considered me eligible for the RN bridging course and gave me the recommendation letter to take it in a nursing school. I think this is a case to case/individual assessment like your nursing school (if it has an equivalent course with the NSW unis), grades, experience etc.

    Clinical experience is an advantage but you can try for assessment even if you have none because even if you have greater experience, ALMOST ALL OVERSEAS NURSES ARE BEING REQUIRED TO TAKE THE BRIDGING COURSE BY THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES BOARD OF NSW

    THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION
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    Quote from nursemich
    hi how long did nsw board of nursing replied to you after receiving your initial application? thank you for the information you have provided it will help many aspiring nurses wishing to register in nsw.

    hi!

    it took couple of months but not too long as long as you have complete requirements. australians are very prompt in replying or attending to such applications. its less than 6 months including the mailing time in my case but it still depends whether they want additional documents from you then it will cause additional waiting time. you can also follow it up through phone call; they welcome that and they're very accommodating.

    thanks for your question

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    how to contact the nurses and midwives board

    postal address:
    nurses and midwives board of new south wales
    po box k599
    haymarket
    sydney nsw 1238
    australia

    office address:
    level 6, north wing
    477 pitt street
    sydney nsw 2000

    the building is located in pitt street, between hay and barlow streets, opposite belmore park and a short distance from sydney’s central railway station.

    telephone: (02) 9219 0222
    or rural access number: 1800 241 220 (mobile phones excluded)
    or from outside australia: 61 2 9219 0222
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