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My name is Emily and I'm currently a RN, BSN in the US. I have been interested in moving to Australia for years to be closer to my family [-- Brief History: I went to high school in Japan and moved back to the US for college and work experience, but my family is in Japan... my Japanese is not proficient enough with the healthcare system so Australia has always been a destination in mind.]
I currently work on a Medical-Surgical/Telemetry/Oncology unit and have three years experience. I have a ONS, CEDS, and TNCC certificates, which most likely means absolutely nothing in Australia.
I have been reading a lot of threads regarding the AHPRA and varying documents, etc. needed for this transition. I just have no idea where to start? If there are any US-trained RN's that transferred their practice to Australia, I would appreciate any feedback and/or assistance.
I am interested in Emergency Room nursing and Trauma, but I have no experience. Do I obtain this experience in the States and then debate this life-change or would hospitals hire without experience?
So many questions, but I guess that I'm ready to start living my goals versus dreaming about them!
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- Jul 21, '11 by Rachi321hi emi.. i am in the process of obtaining my AHPRA registration.. which is the first thing you should do as this process takes several months and tedious hours. http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/... go to internationally qualified nursing and midwifery.. there you'll find all your information and all the crazy amounts of paperwork they want from you. im a us nurse with 2 1/2 yrs experience.. hoping to move by september.. Sounds like you have a great experience! ANy other questions let me know.