Chances of getting a nursing job after bridging. What are the factors? - page 4

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Is there a high chance to get a nursing job in australia after the bridging? Anyone knows what region or place in australia still has a high demnd for nurses? Thanks.. I am scared to waste my hard earned money..... Read More


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    Quote from okoy312

    hi gerly, how would you assess the chances of a Filipino nurse with 1 year exp in ED or Theatre?thanks.will there be available job for this qualification in your opinion?
    Am not in Oz. really don't have idea. Still weighing my options.
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    Are experiences from home countries such as Philippines,India,Singapore, etc.. still counted as the "work experience" most hopitals need? Or do they mean work experience in Australia?
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    withdrawn post, resigning
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Nov 13, '12
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    Quote from kebz
    Are experiences from home countries such as Philippines,India,Singapore, etc.. still counted as the "work experience" most hopitals need? Or do they mean work experience in Australia?
    Yes they do! As long as youre functioning as a RN they'll consider you.
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    The job market is getting tougher. I can confirm that. I finished the bridging program but haven't been lucky to find an employer during the duration of my visa. I am still applying and hoping that an employer will take notice of me, but I only get calls and letters of rejection. The main reason for which is that I am NOT currently in Australia. I also know of a friend who had the bridging program in 2009, but haven't found an employer up to now. We both have substantial work experience. Employers seem to prefer applicants who are IN Australia, than those offshore. Some of my friends have less than a year's experience, but still managed to get a job in Australia.
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    True. According to new stats July batch 2012 who finished BP at **** only had 3 filipinos got job in their batch and I think none in my batch as of the moment but don't worry they are still searching. I am just telling the truth but if there is progress or improvement in our job search I will try to repost.
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    It's so frustrating when employers call me up and when they realize I'm not in Australia, they shift their tone to a more negative one. I plan to go back to do jobhunting and walk-in application. It seems like my options are:
    1. Student Visa - quite expensive
    2. Tourist Visa - risky
    3. Short stay Business Visa - requires evidence that I have to attend to an interview.
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    Quote from ilove83080
    True. According to new stats July batch 2012 who finished BP at **** only had 3 filipinos got job in their batch and I think none in my batch as of the moment but don't worry they are still searching. I am just telling the truth but if there is progress or improvement in our job search I will try to repost.
    This is catchy. How is your search for employment? Are you in australia? In terms of professional experience, what is your nursing background in the philippines?
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    From poster, Eyem8791:

    Guys, you may want to read this, not to burst any bubble but... Click on the link...Australia sees low nurse demand | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online

    Australia sees low nurse demand By MALOU M. MOZO
    July 7, 2011, 4:14pm
    CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino nurses eyeing job opportunities in Australia will have to wait for at least two years as the Australian government announced it will hold off applications for foreign nurses beginning this year until 2013.
    Austrialian Ambassador to the Philippines Rod Smith explained that this was due to a consolidation movement of Australia’s public healthcare sector.
    “From now until 2013 there will be no significant demand for nurses outside of Australia,” he made this announcement during his recent visit to Cebu.
    At present, Smith estimated some 250,000 Filipinos working and residing in Australia, majority of them working as nurses or other medical professions.
    He failed to clarify, though, whether the employment status of Filipino nurses in Australia will be affected by the ongoing consolidation in their public health sector.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Dec 5, '12 : Reason: Edited down to meet Terms of Service
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    From Eyem8791 too:

    This too....Nurse. Come quick. It’s an emergency! Australia needs you « Generation Emigration

    Nurse. Come quick. It’s an emergency! Australia needs you Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 9:00 am
    Australian health boards are coming to Ireland to recruit Irish nurses, with the promise of better pay and prospects – and that famous Australian lifestyle, writes CIARA KENNY
    An intensive care nurse working at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

    Uprooting from her home in Kildare and moving to Australia at 37 years of age with two young daughters was not how Michelle Roche saw her life panning out when she entered nursing, a career then associated with long-term stability and steady career progression.
    Roche currently holds a permanent job as a psychiatric nurse with the Health Service Executive, but with recent cuts to pay and allowances, the introduction of the universal social charge, reduced overtime, and a recruitment embargo in the HSE that prevents promotion up the pay scale, she says her family are “barely able to pay the bills” any more.
    “There is no opportunity for promotion, no incentive to work harder, no funding for courses, or opportunities to further your career here in any way,” she says. “I was an acting clinical nurse manager for a while with all the added responsibility for very little money. It was very disheartening to know there was no chance of being made permanent in that post.”
    The Australian healthcare system is currently experiencing a critical shortage of nurses and midwives, especially in the areas of psychiatric care and midwifery. To fill the gap, health boards are increasingly looking overseas, with a preference for Irish-trained nurses. Two representatives from New South Wales Health will arrive in Ireland next week to recruit for 70 nursing and midwifery vacancies, and Roche has decided to apply.
    Three young nurses Roche worked with are already “living the dream” in Lakeview near Belmont in New South Wales (NSW), reporting back on the great working conditions, training opportunities and better salaries on offer.
    Shortage of healthcare workers
    Health Workforce Australia, an advisory authority to the Australian government, has predicted a shortfall of more than 110,000 nurses across the country in the next 12 years.
    NSW Health is experiencing the biggest current crisis in staffing, with more than 800 nursing and midwifery vacancies currently advertised on its website ( jobs.nsw.gov.au). Nurses with specialist training and experience in intensive care, emergency, obstetrics, midwifery, operating suite and mental health are in particularly high demand, in both city hospitals and rural community-care centres.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Dec 5, '12 : Reason: edited to comply with Terms of Service


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