RN interested in working in Australia - page 2

Hello guys I am a new member of this forum. I have been following lots of news from you guys. It is actually pretty good forum of all. I am a nurse from Thailand and I have got my RN licenses in... Read More

  1. by   bubblynrs
    hi gwenith! i am a nurse from the philippines and i'm wondering how to go through applying or immigrating to aussie or newzealnd. could you pls help me on this? tnx
  2. by   gwenith
    Quote from bubblynrs
    hi gwenith! i am a nurse from the philippines and i'm wondering how to go through applying or immigrating to aussie or newzealnd. could you pls help me on this? tnx
    Sorry but by LAW I cannot give immigration advice and can only tell you to contact DIMIA for immigration to Australia. There is a lot advice here about how to register etc. but we cannot help with the actual immigration advice.
  3. by   k_rn
    Hi... Im also interested to work as RN in australia. do we have to have an agency to process our papers or can we just do it on our own?

    Is it not too risky to go there with visitor visa and look for an employer while we take the competency programme?

    any inputs would be greatly appreciated...

    tnx
  4. by   gwenith
    You can do it on your own but one of the easier options is to apply to a hospital and have them do a lot of the work for you. That will bring you over on a temporary visa from there you can go forward on your own.
  5. by   k_rn
    Thanks for the input... Ok, will try to look for hospitals... hope somebody here can suggest any hospital...
  6. by   bubblynrs
    yes plz., anybody here who could provide info on hospitals to which we could apply for nursing jobs. tnx much
  7. by   pisceanbabe74
    Quote from bubblynrs
    yes plz., anybody here who could provide info on hospitals to which we could apply for nursing jobs. tnx much
    Hi! try to check on this site http://www.seek.com.au/ for jobs in australia. Hope this would help. rgds.
  8. by   angel_prias
    Quote from gwenith
    Sorry but by LAW I cannot give immigration advice and can only tell you to contact DIMIA for immigration to Australia. There is a lot advice here about how to register etc. but we cannot help with the actual immigration advice.
    I think a general advice re: immigration or providing a helpful link would have sufficed.

    bubblynrs, this site has a wonderful search feature. Just type in a keyword and it'll work wonders.

    Or you can start by clicking this: http://allnurses.com/forums/f123/

    Good luck! Peace to all!!!
  9. by   SteveNNP
    I hope this hasn't been discussed already, but I will be graduating with my neonatal NP/Masters degree here in the States in a few years, and I am toying with the idea of overseas NNP jobs. Is there a market for neonatal NPs in Oz or NZ? Is the role as progressive as it is in the States, or is it relegated to a resident physician-type role?
  10. by   Djuna
    Steve

    I don't practice in New Zealand anymore but I did a little bit of research and although it doesn't answer your questions fully, these sites do give a bit of background and scope for the NP.

    The NP role in NZ is relatively new and as yet underdeveloped. I think you would find a vast difference between the US and NZ.

    I didn't bother to address the role of NP in Australia, maybe one of the Australian nurses could fill you in a bit more. Certainly where I work in rural NSW we don't have any NPs although currently ER is advertising for one with little success.

    Good luck in your career.

    http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Adv...rum%202007.pdf

    www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/nursepractitioner.html
  11. by   alina_zhuang
    Hi, Djuna,
    I graduated from a 4-year nursing program in China and have about 7-year nursing experience there. I also passed NCLEX last year and got my US RN license. my american employer filed my immigration petition in this July. I have been felt frustrated and tortured by the retrogression for the nurses in USA. I now reside in Hong Kong and work parttime as a escort nurse since I don't have the local RN license. due to the endless waiting for my green card ,i am having another thought of going to Australia instead of USA to work or finish my bachelor degree. I am very interested in working in NSW and hope you can share me some information about RN license registration. some of my chinese nurse friends went through some chinese agency to get themselve to Australia to work as an RN. Nevertheless, the agency fee is sky high and they all had to join some local programs before they really started working as an RN. your comments are highly appreciated.

    Thank you, Alina
    Quote from Djuna
    Steve

    I don't practice in New Zealand anymore but I did a little bit of research and although it doesn't answer your questions fully, these sites do give a bit of background and scope for the NP.

    The NP role in NZ is relatively new and as yet underdeveloped. I think you would find a vast difference between the US and NZ.

    I didn't bother to address the role of NP in Australia, maybe one of the Australian nurses could fill you in a bit more. Certainly where I work in rural NSW we don't have any NPs although currently ER is advertising for one with little success.

    Good luck in your career.

    http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Adv...rum%202007.pdf

    www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/nursepractitioner.html
  12. by   Interested Party
    Hello Alina

    Apply to http://www.nmb.nsw.gov.au/ . I enquired about nursing registration for my cousin late last year and was advised that Australia recognises NCLEX and nursing licence from the US. You might not have completed your initial nursing qualification in the US but because of the NCLEX and current licence, you are eligible to apply. I have a friend from the Phillipines who with NCLEX and current nursing licence from the US, never worked in the US but had a number of yrs of nursing experience in the Phillipines and no hassles with obtaining registration in Australia.

    There are a number of Australian nursing agencies which you can google. Most of them are pretty reliable.
    Last edit by Interested Party on Nov 23, '07 : Reason: Added more info
  13. by   alina_zhuang
    Thank you so much for the information! this is such a great news!!! but since i was trained in China, do they need me to take a language test such as IELTS or OET? or they can waive the requirement? I took IELTS for abtaining my visascreen certificate from CGFNS, I am afraid my score is not good enough.( overall 7.0, speaking 7.0) thank you!!
    alina

    Quote from Interested Party
    Hello Alina

    Apply to http://www.nmb.nsw.gov.au/ . I enquired about nursing registration for my cousin late last year and was advised that Australia recognises NCLEX and nursing licence from the US. You might not have completed your initial nursing qualification in the US but because of the NCLEX and current licence, you are eligible to apply. I have a friend from the Phillipines who with NCLEX and current nursing licence from the US, never worked in the US but had a number of yrs of nursing experience in the Phillipines and no hassles with obtaining registration in Australia.

    There are a number of Australian nursing agencies which you can google. Most of them are pretty reliable.

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