Quote from aelith
i think what the op's referring to is the master of nursing( graduate entry) that is offered by a couple of universities. this type of mn is a pre-registration course which will make you eligible for registration as rn after you graduate. this is just like a bn degree in a masters level.
to be enrolled in such course though, your degree in the philippines has to be recognised as a bachelors degree in australia. only some bachelors degree in the philippines are recognised as at par with that of australia - so it will be wise to double check this first.
another correction is, you are eligible to work under a student visa (with certain conditions).
but the programs that you are speaking of are for those that do not have nurse's training in the first place. he will already possess a bsn and can qualify for the rn license in australia if he completes the requirements for that. why should he go for a program that is going to be similar to the bn when he will already have the bsn?
this makes no sense whatsoever.
these programs are for those that possess a bachelor's degree in another field and instead of going for a second bachelor's degree, then can go for the master's. but it will also be much faster to get the rn licensure in australia by using the bsn that he will have in the first place as well as save thousands of dollars in tuition.
student visas there have the same requirements that the us student visas have, one cannot work more than 20 hours per week. it is not a correction to what i posted, i was correct in what i stated as well as the fact that the student has to prove that they are going to be able to provide for themselves and afford the tuition. remember that there is no country that will permit a full-time student on a student visa to attend school full-time as well as work full-time.