New Zealand Registration - page 2

just a very quick note. hi my name is Jenny, 38 years of age, married from the Philippines and i am an accountant by profession. I shifted gears into nursing and hope to graduate with a degree come... Read More

  1. by   john83
    Quote from jassal
    USA is third on my priority list. In case Australia and New Zealand will not work out, we are definitely heading off to the USA. Thanks!
    I believe this is due to the 6months supervision requirement, etc like the one that they have in UK.

    I'm not sure if these 2 countries would accept new grads or nurses with a handful of experience, but most certainly not, so that would mean, more people would really focus on USA(no experience required).
  2. by   augigi
    The USA takes a lot longer to get there though - by the time you'd got the immigrant visa for Aus/Nz and completed your training, you'd still be faster than applying to the US.
  3. by   Interested Party
    Quote from augigi
    The USA takes a lot longer to get there though - by the time you'd got the immigrant visa for Aus/Nz and completed your training, you'd still be faster than applying to the US.
    Aye, I agree:spin:
  4. by   sammybabie
    Hello
    Just to clarify a few points about nursing in NZ.

    You need to score a 7 average in ILETS
    Nurses trained in several countries, e.g. India, Phillipines, South Africa, have to complete a Nursing in New Zealand programme, before they can register. This entails completeing some academic study at a univeristy or polytechnic and a period of supervised practice. The university finds the placement for the student, as they need a preceptor during this time. The course is approximately 8 weeks long and is around determining competency to practice. Cost approximately $4500 plus living expenses.

    After this is completed, and you are deemed competent to practice, you are free to apply for any position with in your registration scope, such as gneral nursing, comprehensive nursing (any area of practice) or mental health.

    Salary is dependent on how long you have been qualified, betweem $40,000 and $54,000 (new grad up to 5 yeard plus experience).

    To register in NZ if you are UK trained is simply a paper work exercise.

    Hope this helps
    SB
  5. by   augigi
    Quote from samjohns
    By the way, for Australia-graduate RN, regardless of work experience one has to do extra education for maternal nursing, paediatric nursing, mental health nursing, etc. to meet the U.S. nursing academic and clinical hours requirements, and before one can apply for CGFNS or NCLEX/state board exam.
    This is not true for every Australian graduate, but depends on your course hours and clinical components. I completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree in Australia and was assessed as having equivalent to the US nursing education.
  6. by   manilagirl
    hello everyone. would like to ask if earning a $40,000-$50,000 salary as a nurse would be enough, compared with the standard of living in NZ and Australia? Would i be able to send my kids to college, buy a house and live a comfy life with that salary?
  7. by   bubblynrs
    hi there! would anyone have info as to any hospital in new zealand willling to sponsor foreign grad nurses who have to undergo the 8-week training programme? We learned from an agency that there are hospitals willing to do this and this is the most economical way of starting a career in NZ. Thanks in advance
  8. by   vivek105
    Quote from lavalin
    If you wish not to take the local licensure board, US is the fastest way for you. All you have to do is pass NCLEX-RN and you will have a licensed to practice nursing. What have you got to loose, you're still studying arent you? Once you graduated in March 2007 the retrogression would soon be over and you can proceed with your plans to migrate.

    Australia and New Zealand is not the affordable ways to go. the 7 to 8 weeks training is only available in Sydney, New South Wales. Im not sure if there's any other state that does the same. I have posted details of the OQN Program somewhere in this forum but still they require your local license from the Philippines.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.nursing.aust.edu.au/OQN/
    A clarification on courses needed in Australia for a nurse with a license from Asia.

    a. Do you have to do a bridge course - what is the cost and time frame? Some have reported 7-8 weeks and 7000 $. Some are writing that it takes 6 months.

    So what is the reality? 8 weeks or 6 months? or are these 2 different degrees?


    b. Generally - if you have more than 3 years of work experience after your Nursing degree then do you still have to do a bridge course?


    c. If you have less than one year of experience after nursing degree - are you allowed to sit for the bridge course or not?
  9. by   czarina
    hi jenny,

    im pinay too, im here in hamilton nz. what i did was get registered in pinas first, took the ielts, went through the bridging program (all foreign registered RNs have to) and applied for my NZ license.

    i think (and im not sure about this ok) if you come here without a license, you'll have to get credits from one of their universities, take the ielts, do the bridging course and get a license.

    lemme know what happens! goodluck!

    xo,Czarina
  10. by   w_padre
    Quote from czarina
    hi jenny,

    im pinay too, im here in hamilton nz. what i did was get registered in pinas first, took the ielts, went through the bridging program (all foreign registered RNs have to) and applied for my NZ license.

    i think (and im not sure about this ok) if you come here without a license, you'll have to get credits from one of their universities, take the ielts, do the bridging course and get a license.

    lemme know what happens! goodluck!

    xo,Czarina
    hi czarina! mayI know after completing the bridging program, how did you go about the job hunting process in New Zealand? Did you just googled the net and look for potential employers, emailing them and proceed with the petition process or an agency helped you do that? Thanks in advance. Hope you could help us.
  11. by   khryzel
    Hi czarina!I'm a Filipino nurse too..I just want to have some advice if working in new zealand is much better than in US.Since there is still retrogression,I think I still have to wait for several years before I can go to US. Is nz really has a high cost of living?Is it not too difficult to look for a job after the CAP?Did you went to nursing council-NZ when you apply for CAP?I am so sorry if I have so many questions. I just want to make sure if I am in a right path before I can start my processing for work in NZ.

    Thank you so much in advance....Your information will be a great help.
  12. by   dranreb
    Quote from czarina
    hi jenny,

    im pinay too, im here in hamilton nz. what i did was get registered in pinas first, took the ielts, went through the bridging program (all foreign registered RNs have to) and applied for my NZ license.

    i think (and im not sure about this ok) if you come here without a license, you'll have to get credits from one of their universities, take the ielts, do the bridging course and get a license.

    lemme know what happens! goodluck!

    xo,Czarina
    Hello Czarina,

    How can I do the bridging program?...I'm sorry but I really dont have any idea on this. I'm also a Philippine Registered Nurse, I already passed IELTS ( band 7 ) and also an NCLEX-RN passer.It's my first time to visit Australia and New Zealand sites.Thank You.
  13. by   retsimnaeb
    Quote from dranreb
    Hello Czarina,

    How can I do the bridging program?...I'm sorry but I really dont have any idea on this. I'm also a Philippine Registered Nurse, I already passed IELTS ( band 7 ) and also an NCLEX-RN passer.It's my first time to visit Australia and New Zealand sites.Thank You.

    visit www.nurse2nz.blogspot.com and join the forums. lots of nz bound pinoy nurses willing to help there.

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