for filipinos nurses who had undergone bridging course - page 3

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Hello... good day.... im a filipino nurse and would like to hear from all those who had undergone the bridging course, please share to us your experience on how you started from there until you had found work... thanks and... Read More


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    Quote from MFVL
    Hi,
    What's the best visa option for an overseas nurse undertaking the bridging program in victoria? Is it the tourist visa, short stay (business) visa or student visa? I have been advised to undertake a 12-week initial registration course for overseas nurses by the nursing board of victoria. Also, is it easy to convert the initial visa (tourist, student, short stay) to work permit so I do not have to leave Australia

    hi MFVL .. you should apply for employment in any hospital when you do your bridging program so that when they hire you, they can sponsor you for a working visa, and wouldn't prompt you to leave australia anymore... Good luck
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    way to go you really proved that we filipino r.ns are good nurses. I myself also having second thought in proceeding into the b.p. but inspite of that what you have said give us a clearer sight about the situation there thanks
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    May I ask which state and which institution you took your bridging course in?

    I'm seriously considering being registered in Australia. So far, the option I'm looking at is the distance education modules from Queensland. It takes about a year to complete but 3/4 of the learning modules you finish while in Manila.

    What attracts me to the approach you took is that its really fast. May I also ask how much it cost you? is work experience required?

    Thank you for your reply and help.
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    hi there am sarah.can anybody help me on how to do the bridging program to australia?i have 3 months hospital experience as trainee nurse and 8 months as staff nurse here in visayas area.if i already passed the ielts with 7 in each area and 7 as overall bandscore how can i start my application in australia bridging program.how much will i cost from the start of registration on western australia?is there any show money involves?what medical exams will i be having on the processing steps and other info you can give and share to me guys.God bless us all...i only have few knowledge about some terms like visa 457 and the work bridging course itself.thanks in advance
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    hi sjbubbles!.. i suggest visiting the other thread titled ''newly grad filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand." The requirements, costs and how to go about processing your papers in Australia has been discussed in this thread.
    Good luck!
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    Quote from ijarache
    Hi, I have already finished the bridging course here in Australia and starte working in the theatre lasts january. If I were you, dont worry too much, filipinos are doing well in the bridging course.
    Thanks a lot for sharing a first-hand view on what it's like to do the BP.
    You've sparked hope to all other Aus-registration hopefuls!

    in another matter, hope there are others who can also share what it's like in the actual BP.
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    hi ms.nursenette...am sjbubbles(sarah)...i'm interested in applying the bridging program to australia.i have 11 months hospital experience (3 months was as trainee nurse then the rest of the months was as staff nurse in one of the hospitals here in bacolod city.Am concern with so many things.

    1.if i continue my hospital experience here from other new hospital while waiting for the application process,do you think they will add up from my 11 months hospital experience though it's from 2 different local hospital employers?

    2.WHat kind of visa must i apply if i will be granted to have a bridging program or maybe granted to have the Hollywood private hospital course based on my hospital experience?

    3.How much is the "show money'' as my support of fund when i will have the theoretical and clinical practice for the program?How much do you think...maybe an idea hehehe...

    4.Am a little scared about how to have an employer after passing the bridging course.How did you make it by the way?

    5.is the course difficult?oh my seems am so really interested and keep on asking so many questions,but i hope you will take time to answer my querries...God bless you all...Hope i will make it the way you did...ingats...


    I would also appreciate if other filipino nurses will share their knowledge on my querries...take care everyone
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    Would suggest you check this thread out http://allnurses.com/international-n...no-287930.html
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    hi. i’m just new here. i'm a registered nurse from the philippines. i graduated two years ago and until now i don’t have a job. i was hoping that somebody can give me the basic information regarding the bridging course and the fast track in going to australia and work as a nurse. i wanted to know how much it would cost me all in all (application fee, visa, course, cost of living, transportation, etc.). also, which is cheaper and better? the consultancy firm that i’ve asked told me that it would cost me around 5 hundred thousand to 1 million pesos, depending on the option i would choose so that i could go to asutralia under the fast track course. so, can you please help me because it is quite a lot of money. what are the requirements for the application? if you could suggest and firm that could help me i would really appreciate it. and if you could give me the step by step procedure of applying and what is the best school for this course. if i would process my papers on my own, would it be difficult for me to find a job? cause that is also my concern, i’m scared that if i would do everything on my own it would be hard for me to find a job and process my papers.
    i would also like to ask the following questions:
    what is it like? the class and the clinical set up?
    what do they mean by they will assess you against australian competencies?
    what kind of skills and competencies are you supposed to show/know/demonstrate?
    advance level? entry level?
    what is the breakdown of the schedule for the said courses?
    is there an exam that i have to pass before i can be registered nurse and work?
    what if i fail the course? what would happen?
    what responsibilities and assignments are usually given to you in the bridging course..particularly in the clinical settings?
    how long does the fast track or bridging course take? and the time from finishing it up to having a job as a nurse.
    what grade in ielts do i need?
    how much is the "show money" needed?

    i can’t think of anymore questions. i would just post it if ever i have some questions. i hope that someone can enlighten me and answer my questions... i apologize if i have many questions...

    thanks in advance... :rcgtku:
    Last edit by myeahne on Jul 15, '09
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    Quote from myeahne
    Hi. Iím just new here.... I was hoping that somebody can give me the basic information regarding the bridging course and the fast track in going to Australia and work as a nurse.
    welcome to the forum kindly re-check and edit/delete your post here as it's been repeated thrice.
    you may first check out the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board
    for details, especially for overseas qualified nurses / international graduates,
    please visit the respective registration boards of each state/territory
    Victoria
    Western Australia
    New South Wales
    Queensland
    Northern Territory
    Tasmania
    South Australia

    and there is a ton of information that can be found in the numerous pages of this thread :spin:


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