I'm 55 and have lots of nursing experience. I'm a US citizen with current licensure in Ohio, and also registered and have a current practicing certificate in New Zealand, where I am presently working. I have permanent resident status in New Zealand as well. I would like to move to Australia with my partner, most likely after the first of the new year, and work there. Does anyone know any Australian nursing agencies that know how to help me become able to work as a nurse in Australia in a more timely manner than doing it on my own? With my age being well over the upper limit for immigrating as a skilled migrant, getting a temporary visa and applying for nursing registration seems like it will take a very long time, as I would have to sponsored by my partner just to get the temporary visa (3-12 months for that to be accomplished, so I'm told by Australian immigration!)
Has anyone as ancient as myself gone from NZ to OZ to work?
Thanks for all responses, unless you are bagging me for being old.