Chances of getting a nursing job after bridging. What are the factors? - page 5

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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 Gerly061007
    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?
    Gerly,

    I have 4 years plus experience as staff nurse rotated in different areas on a local tertiary hospital in the Philippines. I went back to Philippines when my 3 months is almost reached. I stopped searching cos Zyahoo might have a point about the need to apply from Australia. I was contacted last week by a certain institution but I told them I was in the Philippines. They are looking for residents or those with current working visa in Australia. But don't lose hope yet okey, just wait for more opinions from more nurses because I am just one person. I will just set my mind on Christmas because this is an important season for Jesus, Our Family and Friends. God will provide a way soon.

    On the good side, Australia is a very kind country. They are Multicultural and promote equal rights to all people. So, let's wait for more good news and opinions before you make decisions okey it is risky to let one person's situation affect your decision. A lot of money is involved here but it is also a very good place to grow if we have a job so please make choices base on your own heart.

    God Bless each every one. Advance Merry Christmas!
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    Quote from ilove83080

    Gerly,

    I have 4 years plus experience as staff nurse rotated in different areas on a local tertiary hospital in the Philippines. I went back to Philippines when my 3 months is almost reached. I stopped searching cos Zyahoo might have a point about the need to apply from Australia. I was contacted last week by a certain institution but I told them I was in the Philippines. They are looking for residents or those with current working visa in Australia. But don't lose hope yet okey, just wait for more opinions from more nurses because I am just one person. I will just set my mind on Christmas because this is an important season for Jesus, Our Family and Friends. God will provide a way soon.

    On the good side, Australia is a very kind country. They are Multicultural and promote equal rights to all people. So, let's wait for more good news and opinions before you make decisions okey it is risky to let one person's situation affect your decision. A lot of money is involved here but it is also a very good place to grow if we have a job so please make choices base on your own heart.

    God Bless each every one. Advance Merry Christmas!
    Thank you! You completed the course and you are AU registered already? Based on reciprocity to nz which i didn't read yet, u cannot go and search job to nz yet? Gargantuan amount is involved and i am not sure if i can risk my job here in Singapore. Thanks really. Let's just all hope for the best
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    ""They are looking for residents or those with current working visa in Australia.""

    If you do not have a permanent residency visa, you cannot be a resident, therefore do not have working rights and so a current working visa.

    If you are visiting on a business visa or tourist visa, you do not have work rights.

    Employers are looking for employees that already have these working rights, not give these work rights by applying for 457 long term business visa for the people without the work rights.
    Unfortunately this is what supply and demand has come to with nurses. Supply is now outstripping demand and employers can pick and choose and are under instruction to give work to those that require it locally first.

    Good luck with those requiring, 457 sponsorships once plentiful now becoming less and less.
    If you can apply for a permanent visa, this would be much better than relying on sponsorship.
    As a permanent resident you do not have to work full time and as part time jobs are more plentiful like 6-8 days a fortnight, easier, with experience to offer, obtain.
    As a permanent resident you can work nurse bank for hospitals or agency, which is casual nad more money for less hours. This is at the moment of course, things may change. my
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Dec 9, '12
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    Ceridwyn. Honestly, Its scary after all it was a big investment. I have met with Filipino RNs who work in big hospitals from previous years. They said during their time (2-3 years ago) they were lucky, they were hired right after BP while awaiting their Registration. That was the demand before but now it is rare that you will be hired without registration and even with registration there are so many nurses still looking for job that sponsors them to stay.

    Gerly, There is also food and accommodation expenses for job hunting after the 3 months exit. This is just to condition your mind so you will be more prepared and can make decision before starting to gather any sort of funds you have.

    Just in case if someone can help me find a job please private message me.
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    Heres the thing, we constantly warn nurses of the problems now and are told we a busting the 'dream'', and comments are not required. Everyone is relying on past history of cousins, aunts, uncles, that was then not now.

    Also, praying will open up a job. I consider myself a person with Christian beliefs, but what cannot be, cannot be. One must use critical thinking skills and balance the facts, (can I afford this without putting ones family assets at risk. Can I afford to stay in Australia for at least 6 months while looking for work) thats what the maker wants one to do. Finding someone a 'dream job'' is the last concern of the boss man.

    Many high school students here are aspiring student nurses here too and will pay 20,000 to 30,000 for their nursing degree, they also are considering the difficulty of obtaining work after they obtain their degree. Hence the moral obligation to hire Australian educated nurses first.

    At this time we are not allowed to apply for 457 visas. I heard private hospitals are inundated with applications for full time jobs and the applicants requiring 457 visa, even when they advertise, work rights required on any position they advertise.

    Thankyou for your honest reply...I hope you find an employer that has a position vacant that can sponsor you soon.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Dec 10, '12
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    Guys, what Zyahoo and ceridwyn have said is oh so true! As ilove83080 said, it's a "big investment". An investment today that's not looking to pay off itself for many many years to come.

    My cousin's friend and all of her batchmates that took a bridging program not only have been jobless for over 18 months now, but with some taking the PHILMAN financial aid package are unable to repay their loans! Any of these financiers don't care if one can't find job, it's not their problem and that's the risk anyone takes. But these financial aid companies want their money when it's due and as to what one signed for. Others who were lucky to have family members pool their resources together can't face their own relatives now since they are not able to slowly repay them back as promised and you can only imagine how their moms and dad's feel especially at family gatherings.

    They all see any jobs that are taken goes mostly to the local citizens first, as ceridwyn, one must become a PR in order for most employers to review your application, student visas are not an automatic passport to being a PR any more.

    The advice my cousin's friend (who lurks at this site) is that those planning to do the bridging program better know what they are getting into, not for the present, but for the future!

    The hiring priority are also now going to the Irish nurses and students and is mentioned in an article posted earlier. Just like in the States, the demand for any PH students and nurses is no longer happening, at least till the year 2020, maybe. I agree with ceridwyn, prayers and dreams can only go so far until reality sets in. I too come from a religious setting.

    As in the States, hospital sponsorships are non-existent today and with the certain visas, they stopped issuing those since 2009 and still no plans to start to reissue them in the future, as there's a glut of unemployed US grads and nurses now and the employers have a vast pool to pick from many other qualified applicants.
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    Quote from ilove83080
    Ceridwyn. Honestly, Its scary after all it was a big investment. I have met with Filipino RNs who work in big hospitals from previous years. They said during their time (2-3 years ago) they were lucky, they were hired right after BP while awaiting their Registration. That was the demand before but now it is rare that you will be hired without registration and even with registration there are so many nurses still looking for job that sponsors them to stay.

    Gerly, There is also food and accommodation expenses for job hunting after the 3 months exit. This is just to condition your mind so you will be more prepared and can make decision before starting to gather any sort of funds you have.

    Just in case if someone can help me find a job please private message me.
    Yeah i am aware of that too. We'll see then..
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    hi, i'm new here. i'm a nurse here in the philippines with only one year hospital experience which was almost 3 years ago. I already received my LOE from AHPRA last june but i am having a hard time looking for a school which will accommodate me. i tried ihna and i think they accept students even with less than two yrs of experience as long as you pass the interview (hoping to pass the interview, fingers crossed). sometimes, i am already feeling hopeless and same with your concerns worried if i'd be able to find a job there.
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    Just received an email from the CEO that I work in at Victoria saying that due to the state government cutting the hospital budget they will be putting a freeze on new employments (except in desperate circumstances). There answer? Close beds! I work in women's and children services & we will be kicking new mothers out early with follow up community care.
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    Quote from mapie87
    hi, i'm new here. i'm a nurse here in the philippines with only one year hospital experience which was almost 3 years ago. I already received my LOE from AHPRA last june but i am having a hard time looking for a school which will accommodate me. i tried ihna and i think they accept students even with less than two yrs of experience as long as you pass the interview (hoping to pass the interview, fingers crossed). sometimes, i am already feeling hopeless and same with your concerns worried if i'd be able to find a job there.
    They require 2 years experience..me too im hopeless..i have my offer letter already but my agency kept IHNA on hold because they're accreditation is only approved with certain conditions.. So stressed out with this process.. I wished i didnt took up nursing in my college days..if only i knew..


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