can anyone give us an idea of how much nurses in australia and new zealand earn monthly, annually?
can i suggest a couple of hospital websites which address the like of wages and cost of living to give you some idea ........... midcentral district health board
queensland health: work for us
of course, there are other health board in nz and australia which can be accessed depending on which state you want to work in. the above are the ones i am familiar with.
what is cost of living in these countries?
what are the benefits/bonuses being enjoyed by nurses working in these countries? checkout the hospital boards websites, they usually add infomation about benefits and bonuses.
with the issue of unavailable us visas for nurses and the inability of uk to accept filipino nurses at the moment, i'm sure many would want to work
in australia or new zealand.
i'd like to add more questions:
what kind of visa will the nurses be sponsored? how long is the process going to take?
registration from the nursing boards are most important. most employers will suggest that your get nursing registrations before applying. to obtain registration in nz the governing board is nursing council nz and in australia are the state board of nursing not the anmc. anmc will verify your overseas registration and transcript for immigration purposes. check out dimia website department of immigration and multicultural affairs
dimia is very strict about who can give advise about immigration matters. for nz new zealand immigration service
what are the steps/things needed/requirements to be accomplished by a foreign nurse applicant(e.g. philippine nurse)?
first you need nursing registration/licence. apply to one of the boards of nursing in australia. some boards will only give you the nursing registration/licence when you have a job offer in their state. when, you have the registration/licence in hand then you can start applying for jobs. you can apply via nursing agencies or directly to the hospitals.
can foreign nurses become immigrants/be processed as immigrants(permanent residents) like in the usa? again, check out the above immigration websites. visa options for nurses - doctors and nurses - workers - visas & immigration
can they also include the nurse's family/dependents in the petition like in the usa? check immigration websites
after how many months or years can citizenship be acquired if they are already permanent residents? step 1: am i eligible?
are fresh graduates or those with little or no experience welcome to apply?
yes, new grads are welcome to apply for nursing registration/licence. applications can take months due to an influx of overseas nurses applying to australia. not sure about ncnz.
please bear in mind, the information i have is limited and regulations may have changed. if you have the time read the immigration websites, there are lots of info. in australia and nz, you don't have to use immigration attorney or the likes if you do not want to. feel free to post or pm me if you have any other questions.