Any Filipino Nurses working is Australia?

  1. hi all,

    i was wondering if there are any Filipino RNs working in australia? i would just like to ask how you like living in Oz?

    my family and i were approved for permanent residency (skilled worker, although our commerce background is not in demand) in australia but given a choice we would prefer the US since we know absolutely no one from australia :uhoh21:...unlike the US where almost all of our relatives (and many friends) have moved. i hear that it is quite difficult for business management graduates to find work in australia, unlike Engineers, CPAs, IT etc.

    we have 5 years (until 2011) to decide on moving to australia so in the meantime i am going to enroll as a second courser for BSN.

    hope you can share your experiences,

    thanks!
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  3. by   twinstar
    hi just started working here as a nurse. so i cant help much. however i heard that in the US the pay is higher compare in OZ. The good side in OZ there is a more annual leave, sick leave and etc that is if you are woking in public hospital compare in the US.Im still awaiting my US visa still have plan to work there. If US is no better then i plan to come back here.
  4. by   passer2007
    hi meilan! just want to ask if you are an overseas trained nurse...coz i'm a newly registered nurse in the Philippines...did they require nursing experience and how long did you wait for your approval? did you take a bridging course?
    thanks so much in advance meilan
  5. by   twinstar
    hello good day to you!
    I am not really sure, often the Nurses and Midwives Boards here in NSW,Australia changes their policy and am not updated whether they will require New RN from overseas to have atleast an experience to qualify on their credentials check. Better you check on their site and checked on it. The latest update that ive gathered is that if you are from our home country and graduate from the college then you are not qualified. They only accept nurses who graduated from a university. Ive also heard some rumor this is a rumor only ok am not 100% sure that they become strict and only accepting if you are a graduate of U, that am not too sure. However, as long as you are a graduate of University, try your luck here. They might still accepting new RN without experience with University graduate. The bridging exam is very expensive lsat time i heard its 7k Aussie, when i went to the college of nursing i paid 6500. usually it increases AUD500 per year. Having to undergo the bridging exam and paying that heaps of money doesnt guarantee you will pass. You really have to pass their theoretical and practical exam, then the college of nursing will refer you to the Board of Nursing and Midwifery for a licensure and you are an RN here once you got your license. Try the other State such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania. NSW has the very strict policy in Nursing........
    Hope i was able to answer your queries
    Godbless
  6. by   rookieq
    Quote from meilan
    hi just started working here as a nurse. so i cant help much. however i heard that in the US the pay is higher compare in OZ. The good side in OZ there is a more annual leave, sick leave and etc that is if you are woking in public hospital compare in the US.Im still awaiting my US visa still have plan to work there. If US is no better then i plan to come back here.

    thanks, so how do you like australia so far....

    with all the requirements needed for foreign nurses, i see now why very few bother applying for oz...

    how long before you get your US greencard? is it faster if you apply from australia instead of from manila
  7. by   punjabi
    hi rookieq.

    try queensland first and then transfer to your preferred state.
    queensland is not that strict with the req'ts.
  8. by   punjabi
    i am alrdy on the process. but i plannd to transfer to canberra once i've gained experience in queensland
  9. by   Trion08
    To ianoid182:
    Hi! Im also planning to start my application in Queensland, Australia, do you have agency helping you with the process or your doing it by yourself? Which program did you choose is it the distance education mode? Do you have relatives in Queensland who will help you out with your accomodation there?

    Hope you could help me. Thank you
  10. by   suzanne4
    Thread moved to the International Forum since it is now having to do with licensure and immigration requirements for Australia.
  11. by   nursemich
    is it an advantage having a license in the us if you apply for a registration in australia? i'm thinking if they would wave the bridging course in that case, especially in queensland or victoria where regulations are not that strict compared to nsw? i'd like to here some info. thank you
  12. by   Aelith
    Having a US license is not an advantage unless you have experience there or you finished your degree there.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    As mentioned in previous post no real advantage although if they ask if you have any active licenses then you will have to mention it.
  14. by   quackmoonstar
    Ive been lurking in this forum for weeks now. I'm a bit confused with Australia's process. I've read in the other threads talking about the CAP exam, and some threads mention about having to take a 6 -12-week bridging course to orient foreign nurses on Australia's standards. Which is which for someone who has at least 1 year post-grad experience? For those undergoing the bridging program, do they have to take the CAP exam after they finish the course?

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