To Filipino Nurses in NEW ZEALAND? Have questions please.. - page 22

Good day! :wavey: I am considering trying my luck as a nurse in New Zealand. Can anyone here help me and tell me what to expect in the 2-3months competency assessment? Is it really like... Read More

  1. by   nursemich
    Quote from seventhdust
    hi,

    are you also form mercan, if you are, we are both in the same boat...
    I applied on my own. I don't want to use an agency, even now I completing my papers on my own for new zealand, and apply there to without the help of agency. Agencies charge too much processing fee from applicants.
  2. by   seventhdust
    hi mich,

    ah ok.. good luck to all of us! may all of our dreams of pursuing a greater career abroad prove fruitful!
  3. by   g3stalt
    Quote from nursemich
    I applied on my own. I don't want to use an agency, even now I completing my papers on my own for new zealand, and apply there to without the help of agency. Agencies charge too much processing fee from applicants.
    I agree, an agency here in Iloilo charges P60K-P150,000... You can use that money instead as your pocket money, Btw, do you know anyone from NZ? like a family member? If you do, have you asked them if nurses are stil in demand there. I was planning to apply for NZ before and have almost filed my application, but due to financial constraints, I have to postpone my application. Goodluck on your application!
  4. by   nursemich
    Quote from g3stalt
    I agree, an agency here in Iloilo charges P60K-P150,000... You can use that money instead as your pocket money, Btw, do you know anyone from NZ? like a family member? If you do, have you asked them if nurses are stil in demand there. I was planning to apply for NZ before and have almost filed my application, but due to financial constraints, I have to postpone my application. Goodluck on your application!
    I met a friend who volunteered in our hospital to gain experience necessary to apply in NZ. She went there as a tourist after she finished her BSN degree here in the Phil. She said that nurses are in demand there because most nurses who have gained registration and experience migrate to Australia afterwards. I don't have any relatives in NZ, but I do have in Sydney. Because of mutual recognition of Aus and NZ, I decided to apply, then afterwards apply in Sydney to be with my family. Not all applicants have relatives there. If they are able to adjust and settle on their own, and so can we. In addition, Cost of CAP in Aus is too expensive compared to NZ. And settling will not be a problem because according to my friend most of the people from NZ are very kind. No racist, less crime rates, numerous jobs, even if your not a nurse, and laid back living. Though she had also visited London, according to her, NZ is the best.
  5. by   seventhdust
    wow mitch that makes me want to pursue my nz dream harder.. thanks for the infos
  6. by   g3stalt
    @nursemich: I agree, NZ is the cheaper way to go to aus. I'd also like to go to aus once I'm stable in NZ. that's why I'd been trying to pursue going to NZ. However, I can't really do anything for now, since I have no money for the application fee. Well, goodluck on you and hope to see you soon there...
  7. by   ploy_jam
    Good day guys!

    I have this question that has been bugging me for a long time. I have 2 years work experience from a hospital but I have resigned last march 2009 to focus on my IELTS, the problem now is I am having a hard time getting employed I want to register with NZMC my question is will NZMC accept my professional references even if the supervisors that made the references are from my previous employer? because currently I am not employed in a hospital.

    Hope somebody can answer me.... thanks and Goodluck to all..
  8. by   ploy_jam
    I passed my IELTS by the way ( 7 all bands). I have only been inactive 1 month short of a year.
  9. by   seventhdust
    yes, as long as your references are still employed in the institution where you worked from and that their contact numbers are still updated. NCNZ only calls references in random... not all references are being called. Good luck!
  10. by   zyann
    hello guys! i just wana ask something,, to start i was really planning to go as student visa in UK but because of implementing tougher new rules again i was thinking to go in ausi instead, but iv checked all the schools, their so expensive.. i will be having a problem wit that so i was thinking to go in NZ.. can anyone answer me if its really better in NZ financially or in Ausi??huhuhu.. i dont have any experience as a staff nurse, i just did volunteer for only 3months wit cert and 2months without cert.. wuts the best course to take? and ill be taking my ielts by march20, wuts the ielts score needed for student visa? i hope someone can answer my query.. thanks a lot
  11. by   unadunad
    Quote from zyann
    hello guys! i just wana ask something,, to start i was really planning to go as student visa in UK but because of implementing tougher new rules again i was thinking to go in ausi instead, but iv checked all the schools, their so expensive.. i will be having a problem wit that so i was thinking to go in NZ.. can anyone answer me if its really better in NZ financially or in Ausi??huhuhu.. i dont have any experience as a staff nurse, i just did volunteer for only 3months wit cert and 2months without cert.. wuts the best course to take? and ill be taking my ielts by march20, wuts the ielts score needed for student visa? i hope someone can answer my query.. thanks a lot
    Better concentrate first on your IELTS exam bro so that you'll have wider options,then decide where you wish to settle and work/study. Sadly,you'll have a hard time finding an employer in NZ if you have a limited experience.Australia however is sooo alluring; that most Filipino nurses prefer go there instead of NZ as not every school or BP provider require experience as well as employers.
    If you google the current exchange rate, Australia dollar to philippine peso rate is 41-43 pesos while NZ dollar is 32-33 pesos. Financially both are economically stable, but if you have family to take care in the Philippines and debt to pay then working in Australia is the "Financial Promise Land" lol. Australia's has TAFE Schools, tuition fees are lower compared to Uni.Usually IELTS requirement will vary depending on the school's entry requirement.

    I wish I answer your queries.

    All the Best ~~
  12. by   zyann
    Quote from unadunad
    Better concentrate first on your IELTS exam bro so that you'll have wider options,then decide where you wish to settle and work/study. Sadly,you'll have a hard time finding an employer in NZ if you have a limited experience.Australia however is sooo alluring; that most Filipino nurses prefer go there instead of NZ as not every school or BP provider require experience as well as employers.
    If you google the current exchange rate, Australia dollar to philippine peso rate is 41-43 pesos while NZ dollar is 32-33 pesos. Financially both are economically stable, but if you have family to take care in the Philippines and debt to pay then working in Australia is the "Financial Promise Land" lol. Australia's has TAFE Schools, tuition fees are lower compared to Uni.Usually IELTS requirement will vary depending on the school's entry requirement.

    I wish I answer your queries.

    All the Best ~~

    yup i heard their not particular wit the experience.. anyways, wut is TAFE? im kinda worried about the tuition fee in Ausi.. sigh...
  13. by   babyjr
    me too. i'll be taking my IELTS on march 20. goodluck to us. AU requires only 3 months of experience. but you can indicate in their application if you lack experience.

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