Newly Registered Nurse (Philippines) : How to register in Board of Nurses in Victoria - page 5

I just have my license as a Registered Nurse in Philippines and i want to be registered as an RN in Melbourne. What are the steps that i should do? Thanks... Read More

  1. by   mercifulnurse
    hi ryan09:-)you mentioned that in applying for victoria eligibility,the board of nursing does not require work experience. I graduated october 2006 and passed the Phil nursing board december of 2006..will the board of nursing of victoria approve my application for eligibility even if i do not have any work experience? it has been more than 2 years that i am not practicing the profession,but i am interested to work and live in australia.hope to hear from you.tanx so much.God bless.
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    It is always better to ask the board of nursing themselves and get an answer straight from them as they are the one at the end of the day that makes the final decision. They may make their assessment on each individual case
  3. by   ryan09
    Quote from midastouch
    hi ryan09:-)you mentioned that in applying for victoria eligibility,the board of nursing does not require work experience. I graduated october 2006 and passed the Phil nursing board december of 2006..will the board of nursing of victoria approve my application for eligibility even if i do not have any work experience? it has been more than 2 years that i am not practicing the profession,but i am interested to work and live in australia.hope to hear from you.tanx so much.God bless.
    hey, you have the same situation with my friend...he applied for registration in victoria with no experience at all. he graduated in 2005 and havent worked for two years, he submitted his applications to the NBV last 2007. as for the result of his application, NBV told him through correspondence, that in order for his application to progress, he should provide " a signed statement, stating the reason of having not work for two years after his graduation". and my friend was able to provide it (stating his very personal reason) and now he is eligible to do the bridging program, after the success of the assesment of his application.

    but then, like i always say, applications are assessed individually.

  4. by   mercifulnurse
    hi ryan:-)tanx so much for ur help and info:-)i have my doubts in applying for eligibility to victoria because of my case without work experience for more than 2 years. Im thankful to you for the info.is it ok if ill be asking you questions as i start to process my application?tanx really for the help.God bless.
  5. by   mercifulnurse
    another thing also ryan..in victoria, is it the same with queensland that after the assessment of application, the applicant has two choices to take either the challenge test and the other one is the education program?tanx so much.God bless.
  6. by   ryan09
    Quote from midastouch
    another thing also ryan..in victoria, is it the same with queensland that after the assessment of application, the applicant has two choices to take either the challenge test and the other one is the education program?tanx so much.God bless.
    hi...its different in victoria...in order for an overseas nurse to acquire registration in victoria, he/she should do the bridging program, meaning, you have to do a certain course for at least three months. theres no CAS in victoria...although you will encounter examinations and tests during the course of the program, and that is normal.:wink2:
  7. by   mercifulnurse
    hi ryan:-)tanx so much for the clarification,for your time and help:-)i can now focus in my ielts review,i find the writing and speaking tasks difficult:-(the 7 mark is hard to achieve:-(but i will do my best to pass ielts:-)tanx so much and God bless.
  8. by   crazysweetbaby
    hey ryan. i am about to apply in NBV but in my ielts exam, i got 6.5 in writing. do u think they would still allow me to apply? do u know any alternative i mean, should i so apply somewhere else like sydney, or perth. i graduated last march 2008 and passed the board last june 2008. i still do not have work experience yet. and last thing, my aunt is telling me about the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT and BRIDGING PROGRAM. wan you tell me about that? thank you
  9. by   ryan09
    Quote from crazysweetbaby
    hey ryan. i am about to apply in NBV but in my ielts exam, i got 6.5 in writing. do u think they would still allow me to apply? do u know any alternative i mean, should i so apply somewhere else like sydney, or perth. i graduated last march 2008 and passed the board last june 2008. i still do not have work experience yet. and last thing, my aunt is telling me about the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT and BRIDGING PROGRAM. wan you tell me about that? thank you
    hi, each state in australia requires you to have a 7 band score in both the writing and speaking components of the IELTS...would you mind if i ask your reading, speaking and listening band scores? if these components have band scores above the needed score maybe you can contact the nursing board of your chosen state if they can consider your ielts result. i have heard that a certain overseas nurse got a 6.5 in writing but was able to have a satisfactory result in other components, and her writing result was considered. or the least you could do is to contact the NBV and just try your luck if they can consider your writing result.
    about the international student, you may want to contact any university in australia, try to contact Deakin Uni in victoria, i have rang them more than a year ago and they offer a course for international students who already have qualifications overseas. the program will run for 1 year. however, each school have different requirements.
    about the bridging program, each state in australia will require you to do the bridging program in order for your qualification to be recognised. well, except if you already have an enormous nursing experience.
    my suggestion, is for you to do the bridging program, try to convince the nursing board fo your chosen state to consider your writing test result, if they will not consider it, then have it as a challenge just take the ielts again. you will just have to work hard to get a passing writing result, you just need 0.5 this time in your writing, easy. and im sure you can do it.
    Last edit by ryan09 on Apr 19, '09
  10. by   cheesey
    hi ryan. sent a private message..hope to hear from you. thanks! am also interested to apply at victoria. would appreciate if you can share some of your insights. just another question, in the appli form, just to verify, would the certi of initial registration be the prc cert? and how did you go about the verification of current reg -- is that the PRC? how do i get that? is there a form i need to bring to PRC or would be requesting from PRC -- how do i request that?

    and also, how did you send your ielts result? is it along with your docs (notarized copy) or did you request idp/ bc to send it to nbv?

    hope to hear from you.. would really appreciate your help or to those who are familiar with this too. thanks so much!
  11. by   ryan09
    Quote from cheesey
    hi ryan. sent a private message..hope to hear from you. thanks! am also interested to apply at victoria. would appreciate if you can share some of your insights. just another question, in the appli form, just to verify, would the certi of initial registration be the prc cert? and how did you go about the verification of current reg -- is that the PRC? how do i get that? is there a form i need to bring to PRC or would be requesting from PRC -- how do i request that?

    and also, how did you send your ielts result? is it along with your docs (notarized copy) or did you request idp/ bc to send it to nbv?

    hope to hear from you.. would really appreciate your help or to those who are familiar with this too. thanks so much!
    hi nina, yes cert. of initial registration is one of the two documents that you will have to request from the PRC. the other one is the cert. of good standing, in which the PRC should send directly to the NBV and not you. the cetr. of good standing is as good as the veri. of current reg.
    you can send a certified photocopy of your ielts result to the NBV, or you can request the testing center to send a copy of the result to the NBV.
  12. by   crazysweetbaby
    hi ryan. well i got 7.0 both in speaking and reading and 8.5 in listening. i got an overall bandscore of 7.5. do u think they will consider my scores?
  13. by   crazysweetbaby
    Quote from ryan09
    hi, each state in australia requires you to have a 7 band score in both the writing and speaking components of the IELTS...would you mind if i ask your reading, speaking and listening band scores? if these components have band scores above the needed score maybe you can contact the nursing board of your chosen state if they can consider your ielts result. i have heard that a certain overseas nurse got a 6.5 in writing but was able to have a satisfactory result in other components, and her writing result was considered. or the least you could do is to contact the NBV and just try your luck if they can consider your writing result.
    about the international student, you may want to contact any university in australia, try to contact Deakin Uni in victoria, i have rang them more than a year ago and they offer a course for international students who already have qualifications overseas. the program will run for 1 year. however, each school have different requirements.
    about the bridging program, each state in australia will require you to do the bridging program in order for your qualification to be recognised. well, except if you already have an enormous nursing experience.
    my suggestion, is for you to do the bridging program, try to convince the nursing board fo your chosen state to consider your writing test result, if they will not consider it, then have it as a challenge just take the ielts again. you will just have to work hard to get a passing writing result, you just need 0.5 this time in your writing, easy. and im sure you can do it.
    hi ryan. well i got 7.0 both in speaking and reading and 8.5 in listening. i got an overall bandscore of 7.5. do u think they will consider my scores?

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