Chances of getting a nursing job after bridging. What are the factors? - page 2

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... Read More

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    Quote from okoy312

    Thanks for the reply sezza. Australia it is! However, the cost-effectiveness of bridging programs gives me the preemptive scare. Would private clinics/day surgeries be willing to grant sponsorship to foreign nurses? And by how much would the pay vary compared with public hospitals? Thanks!
    To be honest I couldn't give you an exact pay difference but private clinics tend to have there staff on individual contracts. It's a risk you'll need to weigh up with paying for a bridging course without secure work. As others have posted australian isn't in a good way. Also employers have to prove that no local nurses are willing to take the job before offering to international nurses. The more experience you have (3 years plus is better in my opinion) and a willingness to work in rural/country area might be better for you. But in saying all this there isn't any guarantees. Also I'd be VERY cautious in what the universities/bridging programs say in regards to job prospects because they don't care if you get a job afterwards they already have your money
    NRSKarenRN, ceridwyn, and Fiona59 like this.
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  3. Visit  okoy312 profile page
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    I concur, also an Australian nurse of many years and employer of nurses. Things have changed dramatically. Government now wants more proof that a local can not be found for a position. Money is so tight that employers have had to cut down in all places and if a position cannot be filled it is being reconsidered, how inhouse it can be covered. We are not to spend money on recuiting and sponsorship visa's without excutive okay.
    Stories that ONE nurse has made it over 6 months ago, with no experience does not mean 200 nurses can do it today.

    Thnk carefully and network with any other Filipino nurses that are working here, they may be able to find you are job..this can only be done in private or aged care....as may have been the case with the one nurse that did ner BP in february.

    If you have 2-3 years in theatre or ED, there are chances for work.
    hi ceridwyn, how would you assess the chances of a Filipino nurse with 1 year exp in ED or Theatre?thanks.i would greatly appreciate your opinion with this.
  4. Visit  kebz profile page
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    Hi guys,

    After reading all the comments regarding this topic, it clearly showed most are negative. Anyway, I would like to ask if the "work experience" most employers are seeking is related to work experience in Australia or work experience in your home countries such as UK,Philippines,Canada,US, etc.. ? Also, if I have 2 years experience here in the Philippines, will I be having a hard time to find an employer to sponsor me? Looking forward to any replies. Thank you.
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    Quote from ceridwyn

    I concur, also an Australian nurse of many years and employer of nurses. Things have changed dramatically. Government now wants more proof that a local can not be found for a position. Money is so tight that employers have had to cut down in all places and if a position cannot be filled it is being reconsidered, how inhouse it can be covered. We are not to spend money on recuiting and sponsorship visa's without excutive okay.
    Stories that ONE nurse has made it over 6 months ago, with no experience does not mean 200 nurses can do it today.

    Thnk carefully and network with any other Filipino nurses that are working here, they may be able to find you are job..this can only be done in private or aged care....as may have been the case with the one nurse that did ner BP in february.

    If you have 2-3 years in theatre or ED, there are chances for work.
    I am from Neonatal ICU, any idea of demand for nurses in the said area? I have a stable job here in Sg but I am after the long term effect of moving to Australia. I really am in doubt if my job here is worth risking for Oz or maybe I should try somewhere else first.
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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?
  7. Visit  Gerly061007 profile page
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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?
    Hi kebz! You are from where? Did you already start the BP or aphra processing?
  8. Visit  Gerly061007 profile page
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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?
    Competition is getting tighter for nurses in Oz huh. I don't feel much confidence risking my hard earned money for the BP without a sure job to land on. ((
    Any advice from those who had the BP or finishing with the BP with what the situation's like?
  9. Visit  kebz profile page
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    Hey there! I'm from the Philippines.
  10. Visit  Gerly061007 profile page
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    Hey there! I'm from the Philippines.
    So do i.
  11. Visit  okoy312 profile page
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    hi gerly and kebz

    are you guys applying for ahpra?may i know how many years of exp you have?
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    Quote from okoy312
    hi gerly and kebz

    are you guys applying for ahpra?may i know how many years of exp you have?
    1yr and 9mos in ph both ms and nicu. Enrolled nurse 1 yr 8 mos nicu hospital . Rn since 2012 nicu ok women's and children's hosp and counting.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Nov 10, '12 : Reason: Tagalog removed
  13. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
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    Just a warning, when applying as work experience, must be as an RN for AHPRA and working in that capacity. When applying for work in Australia, it does not hold much weight that you were working as an EN, they are only interested in experience in RN capacity.

    Immigration also will not consider work experience as EN if you are applying as RN, there is a difference.
  14. Visit  Gerly061007 profile page
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    Just a warning, when applying as work experience, must be as an RN for AHPRA and working in that capacity. When applying for work in Australia, it does not hold much weight that you were working as an EN, they are only interested in experience in RN capacity.

    Immigration also will not consider work experience as EN if you are applying as RN, there is a difference.
    Yeah i worked and still working as RN. I just wasted 1 yr 8 mos for that EN role. MAkes me think if the 2 years and more would be enough to think that i am on neonatal area.


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