Chances of getting a nursing job after bridging. What are the factors? - page 8

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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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    Hi everyone...been reading this post for couple of days now...will undergo bp on july and im quite worried what will happen after bp...will I be able to successfully find a nursing job??? Im glad to have read all experiences from those who've already been there...it helped to weight things up...its a difficult decision for now but it would be too late to back out...i will have my visa processed this month...and everyone else is expecting me to leave...it really do concerns me a lot since i only have 2 and1/2 years experience in medical surgical ward plus 1/2 year experience in emergency as volunternurse...which makes 3 years experience...do u think i can find work with this experience???I dont have any specialty experience so far...please help me weight things up...
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    joji2013

    as what others have said here before, it will be difficult to find a sponsor these days, and the Australian government is tightening the work visa program. But really, it's still possible. It will all depend on your perseverance, patience, and prayers (and a bit of luck).

    Getting a job is one story. Immigration is another. You can probably qualify for a permanent residency without a sponsor (visa subclass 189) if you have all the qualifications.
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    I just want to share some stuff regarding the bridging program, registration and employment.. Maybe I can consider myself lucky because I just finished my BP in March and I got a job offer this May. I know a lot of students who did their BP but unable to secure their registrations on time. Aside from that, even if some have their registrations already, still, they are having difficulty looking for a job. Moreover, agencies are no longer offering sponsorship except for applicants who have 3 yrs plus experience in Western countries. I remember my husband telling me that "if you only have 1% chance of getting a job in Australia then you apply to 100 job posting everyday" Sounds funny but it helped. I send my application to almost every vacancy that I think would fit my qualifications. And after few weeks of sleeping late and receiving bunch of reject letters, I finally got the chance to get an interview. No, 2 interviews I meant-- one in VIC and one from NSW. And by the way, PRAYERS PRAYERS PRAYERS.. they're still the best.
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    I still can't believe that a lot still wants to pursue nursing in Australia! Guys, if you have lots of experience, go for it since you may apply for PR without sponsorship,,, but if you have no experience at all...think twice... no, a hundred times! They prefer nurses with experience if you're from overseas and for GNP position, they prioritize the locals and PRs!!!!
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    thanx for all the replies...i am at least hopeful that it is still possible..thanx!...and thank u Annie for ur testimony..''to apply to as many jobs if chances is only 1%"...hope i'd be as lucky as u...i am 101% a believer that prayers help...
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    Quote from joji2013
    thanx for all the replies...i am at least hopeful that it is still possible..thanx!...and thank u Annie for ur testimony..''to apply to as many jobs if chances is only 1%"...hope i'd be as lucky as u...i am 101% a believer that prayers help...
    You are right. As of now, I am just waiting for my nomination then apply for the 457 visa. I hope everything will go smoothly.
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    hi guys, im planning to take a bridging program in australia, do you think I could get a work after I finish the bridging program? I have a 3 years experience in Operating Theatre in the philippines and now Im working here in singapore as AU nurse for almost 2 years. Do you think my chances are high to get a job right away after BP?
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    Quote from louie05
    hi guys, im planning to take a bridging program in australia, do you think I could get a work after I finish the bridging program? I have a 3 years experience in Operating Theatre in the philippines and now Im working here in singapore as AU nurse for almost 2 years. Do you think my chances are high to get a job right away after BP?
    What is an AU nurse?
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    Hi every Juan! I am just curious regarding the bridging program that some agency is offering, some are telling that after the program the nurse who went for that program will definitely have a great chance of having a job in aussie while others claimed that there are no security for having a job after the BP. How is this true? I am a RN with 10 years of experience both Phil and KSA, I can described my specialization as a General Nurse Practitioner since my current work set's me to do so, well my question is regarding the thread that I have read that the nursing career in aussie only hires and choose nurses with experience in special areas like ICU,ER and Pshyc. Why the AHPRA had to approved the application since they already know the nursing area that has a shortage of nurses? while it's very clear once a nurse applied for a BP he/she stated which area of nursing he/she went on for job or experience with time frame. I think they should make a new guidelines regarding this because for me it is very confusing and I guess it's more confusing to the newly grads that are looking on this opportunity....*************(mod note Tagalog removed per ToS) global pinoy nurses!!! God bless!!!
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jul 22, '13
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    AHPRA is not going to stop offers of registration to be a nurse just because there is not shortage, however this question is often asked of why immigration still offers pr visa,s especially those with little experience.

    AHPrA will always register a nurse, what if they are a partner of AU citizen or part of a Au new immigrant family, it would be a sad state of affairs if you wanted tomregister as a nurse to be with family but could not register with AHPRA as a nurse because you did not have experience or post grad in the areas that need nurses and had general nursing.


    Applicants that decide to apply for registration and pay out big money are well warned (even though criticised on this site by overseas nursessite)that hospitals here are rarely sponsoring nurses unless well experienced in area of shortage, nursing homes are now not needing to sponsor overseas nurses, there are enough applicants who already have rights to work. But far be it for me to spoil the dream!
    Have you applied as yet? you will need ielts before application to AHPRA.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Jul 22, '13


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