Please Guide me(Foreign Nurse)

  1. Hello everybody
    I'm a registered nurse from USA? I want to move to Australia(sydney).
    How can I prepare for RN-exam? which books or material should I use?
    Please guide me? Do they accept NCLEX_RN from USA?
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Tiwi
    Australia has both individual Nurses Boards, as well as the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council. I would suggest contacting both of these, plus also may be a couple of Australian agencies may be able to help. I am unaware of an exam similar to the NCLEX for entry to Oz. I think there may be a requirement to actually do some practical as a student before being given registration, but just double check as I said. We've had some great nurses where I live come from the Phillipines and Zimbabwe, but I haven't seen any from the US, perhaps because Sydney is usually first point of call. All the best.
  4. by   rosita33
    Thanks so much for your help.
    Could you please tell me is there any website for the books that I can study for RN exam?
    I need your help as you are a Registered nurse in Australia.
    I really appreciate.
    Best.
  5. by   lavalin
    Quote from rosita33
    Thanks so much for your help.
    Could you please tell me is there any website for the books that I can study for RN exam?
    I need your help as you are a Registered nurse in Australia.
    I really appreciate.
    Best.

    There are no RN Exam in Australia. As TIWI have mentioned you have to contact the Board of Nursing (Nursing Board of NSW) and then follow their instruction. They will assess you based on your competency to practice as a nurse.

    This the link to New South Wales Board of Nursing.
    http://www.nmb.nsw.gov.au/How-to-Reg...l/default.aspx

    Where do you want to stay in Australia?
  6. by   gwenith
    Our assessment system is a competency based system so there is no theoretical examination but do not think that will be easier than the NCLEX. You might be required to undertake a 3 month "bridging" course before you register here.
  7. by   Grace Oz
    You'd do well to obtain information about our unique way of speaking. We use words unique to Australia and some of those words might confuse you!
    Also, some words YOU use are inappropriate here in Oz. ie; If you go around saying Fanny, (as in "fanny pack"), you'll soon discover it has an entirely different meaning here in our country! And, we DON'T root for a team here! We barrack for a team. Again, the word root has an entirely different conotation here in Oz.
    Same with drug names and other names for equipment. Different from America.
    Best Wishes in your endeavour to come here to live and work.
  8. by   Tiwi
    Quote from rosita33
    Thanks so much for your help.
    Could you please tell me is there any website for the books that I can study for RN exam?
    I need your help as you are a Registered nurse in Australia.
    I really appreciate.
    Best.
    rosita

    We really don't make it easy in Australia do we? Where I work, many of our nurses are from the Phillipines, Zimbabwe, Britain, and we both learn from them and appreciate their presence. I have cut and pasted information from the NSW nurses board below (since you said you were interested in Sydney)

    Postal address:
    Nurses and Midwives Board of New South Wales
    PO Box K599
    HAYMARKET
    SYDNEY NSW 1238
    AUSTRALIA



    Telephone: from outside Australia: 61 2 9219 0222

    Facsimile: from outside Australia: 61 2 9281 2030

    Email: mail@nmb.nsw.gov.au

    I really wish you the best!
  9. by   bice29
    L-O!could you tell in full details about muigrant bridging program, i already passed the nursing licensure exam here in the philippines and i do have relatives in brisbane, and is it necessary to take ielts in australia or is it ok if i will take it here in the philippines please help whatwill be the best to do.

    Thank you
  10. by   rosita33
    Thanks a lot for all your information.
    I really appreciate your help.
    Best wishes.
    Rosita.
  11. by   Tiwi
    Quote from bice29
    L-O!could you tell in full details about muigrant bridging program, i already passed the nursing licensure exam here in the philippines and i do have relatives in brisbane, and is it necessary to take ielts in australia or is it ok if i will take it here in the philippines please help whatwill be the best to do.

    Thank you
    Sorry, I really don't know the processes involved. That is why I suggest you contact the nurses board in the State you are planning to go to.
  12. by   vivek105
    Quote from rosita33
    Hello everybody
    I'm a registered nurse from USA? I want to move to Australia(sydney).
    How can I prepare for RN-exam? which books or material should I use?
    Please guide me? Do they accept NCLEX_RN from USA?
    Thanks in advance.

    Read the stickies in the begining of this forum. All the website of the Immigration dept and each board is given there.

    Get a registration done in a state.

    You may have to do a courses for the state to register you. The state Board will advise you about this. Cost could be in the range of Aus $ 7-8000 + travel + stay etc.

    After registration you can get a job and a working visa.

    Best wishes & good luck

    Vivek

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