Hi fellow Nursing Friends!
I'm curious, does anyone know an estimate of how long it takes to get your license approved in Australia as a foreign nurse?
I'm a CCU/ICU RN with 2 1/2 years experience from the USA working in a city hospital. I already have my Work and Holiday Visa and just waiting on my license. I'm so excited to get out there and start working!!
I called the board and they said they are not allowed to give approximated times. I'm just curious because I was planning on getting out there in February and I have to give my 4-week notice at my current place. It takes 2 months to transfer you license state-to-state here...I just applied for my NY license for when I get home! All I can tell you for the Australia Board is that they charged my credit card 2 weeks ago for the assessment fee...
Also, do you know if I should start contacting agencies now or wait till I get my license? http://www.nursingaustralia.info/
I bought this e-book and it was written before Australia went to a national board but it has some fantastic help in there--Thought I should share! And thanks for all the posts! I've been researching like crazy on this website!
Thanks in advance for any responses! I'm so exc