I am a registered nurse with current AHPRA registration.
I've been having a difficulty in finding a permanent position here in WA, Australia.
My sitiation is like this;
I was originally registered as a RN and have experience over there for 7 years. I moved to Australia 7 years ago and was busy with my kids after that.
In 2011, I went to uni to convert my Japanese licence to Australian one and got registered with AHPRA as a RN.
Since then, I've been job hunting but still no luck! What they say is my experience is old and I need to gain experience in hospitals in Australia before I get a position. Then I thought I might try Grad Program (I'm not really a newly graduate but my experiece is rather old and it seems like it is not taken into account as experience anymore) but they say I have already experience no mateer how old it is or where I it was therefore I'm not eligible for it!
Some hospitals even suggested me to go to nursing agencies so I did but agencies say I need at least 1 year experience in AUS hospitals, not anywhere else.
Now, I'm stuck!
Luckily, the nursing home where I used to work as a carer offered me a RN position while I'm looking for a job so I've been working there over a year now. However I really want to go back to a hospital setting before I settle in the aged care field (I love it though).
Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to get myself back into a hospital setting? Any tips?
Thanks in advance!