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Hi, I am a UK, Dual Diploma Qualified Practitioner. Social Work (DipSW) and Registered Nurse Learning Disability. I am considering a move to Australia and at this point am looking for some advice. It seems from the websityes that I have visited that NSW is the only state which recognises Learning Disability Nursing as a registered nurse profession. I have also been advised that by mutual agreement I could register in NSW and then work as a registered nurse in another state...I am considering mental health services as this is my practice background. My question is do NSW nursing board accept UK 'Diploma' Registered nurse, as I keep coming across info which indicates registration is based on degree level qualifications...please can you help so that I can get on with applying for NSW nurse registration
I am a Learning Disabiilitiees Nurse currently registered in NSW as a RN. In NSW you are able to work in any area you feel competent.
I am trying to move my registration to WA but finding it tough enough. I can only register as an Enrolled Mental Health Nurse.
If I transfer under the Mutual Recognition Act they will only register me as a Learning Disabilities RN if I have a letter confirming a employment offer.
I do not know about the other states as I am only concentrating on Western Australia.
In WA the jobs in Learning Disabilities appear to be Social Trainers or Carers.
The Learning Disabilities Nurse appears to be becomming extinct!!!!
Would love to keep in touch and share our frustrations as we make the move over.
I am currently in Ireland and plan to move over in June 06.
Am having my RN status confirmed by the ANMC at the moment, part of the permanent residency process.