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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   Vanessa81
    i'm really confused. some people say that it's ok not to have any hospital experience to apply for registration while others say that hospital experience is required by the council. i have just downloaded the application form and there's this part about the applicant's character reference (professional) that is supposed to be mailed to the council by the senior nurse at the applican't current place of employment. if the applicant doesn't have any experience, then who is supposed to answer that part of the application? this is really confusing
  2. by   retsimnaeb
    Quote from Vanessa81
    i'm really confused. some people say that it's ok not to have any hospital experience to apply for registration while others say that hospital experience is required by the council. i have just downloaded the application form and there's this part about the applicant's character reference (professional) that is supposed to be mailed to the council by the senior nurse at the applican't current place of employment. if the applicant doesn't have any experience, then who is supposed to answer that part of the application? this is really confusing
    the best thing to do is to email the nursing council directly...They are in the best position to tell you if you really need to have the one year work experience to be able to register. They have an email address at their website.
  3. by   khirbz
    You need at least one year experience before they will approve your application!
  4. by   drez21
    Austalian Nursing Registration>>>>No experience needed.......No Bridging course if you pass the challenge test A&B.....fast assessments by Queensland Nursing Council.Test can be taken here in manila.Pm me for Q's.

    Having doubts????????????????? ck out..

    www.qnc.qld.gov.au
    http://cas.cqu.edu.au/FCWViewer/view.do?site=21
  5. by   apples101
    Quote from drez21
    Austalian Nursing Registration>>>>No experience needed.......No Bridging course if you pass the challenge test A&B.....fast assessments by Queensland Nursing Council.Test can be taken here in manila.Pm me for Q's.

    Having doubts????????????????? ck out..

    www.qnc.qld.gov.au
    http://cas.cqu.edu.au/FCWViewer/view.do?site=21

    yes its true. experience upon registration is not prerequisite but the challenge test itself is quite expensive esp the test B, wherein you have to fly directly to Queensland to take the clinical assessment test. you also need a bandscore of 7 in ielts and all the tests (a&b) are good for one take only. If you fail in A, you wont proceed with B and you have to take the study module. there are 4 modules in the study program and costs $850/ea. here are the breakdown of the fees upon registration.

    application- 151AUD
    competency assessment A- 245AUD (available in all countries worldwide)
    c.a. test B- 475AUD (available in Queensland only)
    license - 90AUD

    total: 961AUD or 40,700PHP.

    that excludes review materials, airfare (around 30K +-), application of visa, accomodation, food and pocket money for the whole trip so still i consider it too expensive for me.

    i think its around 100k for the whole process (not sure )

    a bit stressful shelling out such amount and even more stressful if you wont make it on the first shot. anyway its up for you to decide. Try and try until you suceed. Goodluck to everyone!
  6. by   drez21
    I think the point here is which ever is the fastest way out of Philly is the best way. Ok, the topic here is nurses for New Zealand, isnt it also expensive with the NZ nursing modules + airfare + review materials + etc +etc? ---US? Passed the Nclex!Hmmm! but can you beat the long LINE?

    What Im saying is, to avoid the modules or course study there is an option to take the challenge test and avoid all the hassle of study.Right? Provided that you are confident with your nursing skills- But if you know of a better way ---please lead! thanks..
  7. by   apples101
    Honestly getting out of the Phils is very challenging. :chuckle:chuckle:chuckle one must atleast have the money or the experience. if you dont have any of this, chances would be really slim.

    In my opinion applying on bridging programs or like that of Queensland is something you should really decide on first because shelling such amount is no joke. If you are really keen on pursuing it and you have atleast 100k minimum to spend, then go for it. Otherwise, dont even bother. Just imagine how hard it is to focus on your review everytime you think about all the pressure on your head. "i must pass the exam/finish the course, or else goodbye hundred thousand." whoa that's torture!

    I would suggest rather than choosing the faster yet more expensive and stressful route, you can opt to research more on agencies that cater nurses w/o work experience to work in the middle east (saudi, kuwait, dubai, egypt). I heard there are some who were able to work there w/o work exp esp Saudi Arabia. just working in these countries for 2yrs can actually give you passes to different countries worldwide including Canada, Ireland, UK and Australia. all these can happen without spending any cent....

    just my worth--

    Sorry i know its out of topic already. my apologies.
  8. by   talacca_edp
    Hi everyone,

    any info if there are hospitals or facilities in NZ that could sponsor foreign RN for the competency assessment program?
  9. by   apples101
    Quote from talacca_edp
    Hi everyone,

    any info if there are hospitals or facilities in NZ that could sponsor foreign RN for the competency assessment program?

    im not sure if you refer to NZ or AU. With NZ i dont have any idea but with AU im afraid they do not sponsor applicants. everything is shouldered by the test-taker.
  10. by   missy_koolie
    hi i sent u a PM, I am arranging all the requirements for QNC. I hope you have some time my friend...

    Quote from drez21
    I think the point here is which ever is the fastest way out of Philly is the best way. Ok, the topic here is nurses for New Zealand, isnt it also expensive with the NZ nursing modules + airfare + review materials + etc +etc? ---US? Passed the Nclex!Hmmm! but can you beat the long LINE?

    What Im saying is, to avoid the modules or course study there is an option to take the challenge test and avoid all the hassle of study.Right? Provided that you are confident with your nursing skills- But if you know of a better way ---please lead! thanks..
  11. by   gwapalicious
    You can't always get a HANDOUT. So stop whining about it. If you are serious and not a tyre-kicker you will front with the money and take the tests.:chuckle:chuckle:chuckle:urgycld:
  12. by   narsbing
    http://www.philippines.com.au/cgi-bi...pg=1&sc=20&x=0

    Quote from narsbing
    If your coming from the Philippines, keep on dreaming if you think you can pass the Challenge Test of Queensland Nursing Council.

    The examination is made up of four subject areas and is weighted as follows:

    Registered Nurses

    Enrolled Nurses
    Professional Issues
    15%

    10%
    Ethical and Legal Issues
    15%

    15%
    Cross-cultural Nursing/
    Challenges in Midwifery Care
    10%

    10%
    Evidence Based Practice (CORE)/
    Clinical Decision Making or Specialty Area
    30%

    35%


    It is totally different from NCLEX!
  13. by   narsbing
    Try to find the Guide to Choosing Your Pathway to Nursing Practice. Its better to undergo the Bridging Program and save time, effort and money rather than doing the Challenge Test.

    Goodluck!

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