UK RN with Diploma-would I be EN/RN in Australia? - page 2

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Hi I'm a Registered nurse in the UK with 8 years experience, but I qualified with a diploma not degree. Does anyone know if this would make me a RN or EN in australia when i move out in Jan. Thanks :nurse:... Read More


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    OP sounds like you will be all set up to come here!! There is HEAPS of work in South Australia thru my agency if u come here, email me, otherwise Perth in Western Australia has a great agency I can recommend.
    WELCOME or as we say Down Under, G'DAY MATE!
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    Thank you everyone you've been very kind!
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    is there any good hospital to apply in NT like darwin or katherine ? big or small hospital will do ?

    what do you think is more in demand in NT area ? emergency room nurse or medical surgical nursing ?
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    markjohn, there is Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and a big new one is in the process of being built.
    Any experience in ED or med/surg will get you a job anywhere. Nursing recruiters love nurses with ED experience, preferably 12 months, but even if you have 6 months, most nursing agencies will take you.
    Contact Lesley Brown at lesley.brown@nt.gov.au for more info @ the Dept of Health and Families. She will have info on grad nurse programs and employemnt opportunities, or go to: http://www.nursing.nt.gov.au/ or www.nt.gov.au She also sends out a newsletter which I receive, called eMonitor.
    Accommodation can be provided @ RDH if you get employed there for about 3 months, then u have to find ur own. Rental accommodation is very expensive up north, but you may be able to go on www.gumtree.com.au to find a share place. Some christian places offer accommodation like YMCA, but I've heard they are pretty bad! Still might be somewhere to start if u really want to go up there.
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    Quote from lisaevans
    Hi I'm a Registered nurse in the UK with 8 years experience, but I qualified with a diploma not degree. Does anyone know if this would make me a RN or EN in australia when i move out in Jan.
    Thanks
    Hi lisa,
    We moved to Adelaide on my visa (457) and we have just got our PR. I am an RN with 5 years experince and I did not have to do any bridging courses. As long as you have over 3 years experience which you have you will come out as an RN. The wages depend on your length of service so you will be in the payscale of an RN year 8 as it carries on from the UK. My husband is also an RN with only 2 years experience and he got a job no probs.
    Hope that helps,
    Joanne


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