Welcome Australians, New Zealanders and other Regional Members

  1. Welcome to Everyone

    I am now taking on the responsiblity of moderator for the Australian forum and wish to welcome all vistors here.

    As you can see from the title of this thread I want to extend the welcome to all nurses in the pacific region.

    Aussies
    Kiwis
    PNG
    Phillipines
    South Sea Islands
    China
    And all others - Welcome!!!


    I want to encourage the growth of this forum not only for Australians but for all those within our region. There has been discussion on this forum about making it a wider base and changing the name. If we have a lot of participants from the regional areas I will bring this up with Brian and see what he thinks.

    Having talked to many of the members posting on this section of the board I am aware that there are a number of nurses working in China and South east Asia as well as the Phillipines who are looking to come to Australia and work. To help you I will be posting the websites of the various State Nursing Registration Boards as well as any other information you would like to know - like what shifts do we work, although on second thought, that may not be a good idea. I told one Chinese nurse about late/early shifts and I think she is now applying to register in America!!!

    I also intend to build up a "glossary" to help translate some of the American terms we are not familiar with i.e

    "Going to the MAR = checking out the drug chart"

    Please feel free to PM me at any time
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    Thank you for moderating this forum. I hang around here. I wanted to come to Australia to work so bad in the Coffs Harbour area at Baringa. It is a dream I am holding onto.

    renerian
  4. by   gwenith
    Thank - you Renerian. I keep meaning to ask - Why Coff's Harbour? There are so many beautiful places in Northern NSW, and in Queenland and in the rest of Australia ( Okay I love my country!) As I write this I am flicking through my "Guide to NSW National Parks" I sooo want to go on hols again!!!
  5. by   renerian
    I have a friend there who said I would be able to find housing there and I already contacted someone at Baringa. They said they would love to have me but the fees to go are around 3 to 4,000 USD. I just don't have that kind of money to plunk down. Plus there are other fees.Some hospitals sponser nurses but this administrator said they do not. I understand it is a private hospital so I guess they can do what they want.

    Do you know much about that area?

    renerian
  6. by   gwenith
    I live north of there in Brisbane. Don't know Coffs Harbour that well but of course I have travelled and holidayed around NSW. Some really beautiful places unfortunately a lot of them are being taken over and exploited for development. A lot of the hospitals around those areas are small hospitals with only the larger centres such as Armidale and Lismore.
  7. by   Shamrock
    :hatparty:


    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW DUTIES.

    Can us American's come here too?? please.......pretty please?
    I'm just smack dab in the middle of of the US of A but would love to learn more about your home.
  8. by   gwenith
    Certainly all are welcome!!!

    We have such strong Irish connections that with a board name of "Shamrock" you will fit right in!!

    I will warn everyone once I start the "envenomation " thread and you read about all the nasties we have over here.......... Well it will probably scare you all away :chuckle You know all those snakes St Patrick chased out of Ireland - well he sent them here. Be afraid, be very afraid.
  9. by   renerian
    Hey shamrock...........glad to see you here!

    renerian
  10. by   jayna
    Originally posted by gwenith
    Welcome to Everyone

    I am now taking on the responsiblity of moderator for the Australian forum and wish to welcome all vistors here.

    As you can see from the title of this thread I want to extend the welcome to all nurses in the pacific region.

    Aussies
    Kiwis
    PNG
    Phillipines
    South Sea Islands
    China
    And all others - Welcome!!!


    I want to encourage the growth of this forum not only for Australians but for all those within our region. There has been discussion on this forum about making it a wider base and changing the name. If we have a lot of participants from the regional areas I will bring this up with Brian and see what he thinks.

    Having talked to many of the members posting on this section of the board I am aware that there are a number of nurses working in China and South east Asia as well as the Phillipines who are looking to come to Australia and work. To help you I will be posting the websites of the various State Nursing Registration Boards as well as any other information you would like to know - like what shifts do we work, although on second thought, that may not be a good idea. I told one Chinese nurse about late/early shifts and I think she is now applying to register in America!!!

    I also intend to build up a "glossary" to help translate some of the American terms we are not familiar with i.e

    "Going to the MAR = checking out the drug chart"

    Please feel free to PM me at any time

    You miss me miss my country, my poor poor country. Which is in a messy right now.:angryfire . Looking forward to the foreign Intervention.
  11. by   Shamrock
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by jayna
    [: miss my country, my poor poor country. Which is in a messy right now.:


    Where are you? Hello everyone. Where are u Renarian?
  12. by   renerian
    Shamrock I live in Ohio, central ohio. Where are you?

    renerian
  13. by   gwenith
    Sorry Jayna I did origianally include your home country but then thought - gosh there are so many countries in the region - micronesia, Solomon Islands, Bouganville, Timor, Malasia, Cook Islands Etc Ets - if I tried to name EVERYONE I would leave someone oout and really offend them so I tried to make it reasonably general.

    The wellcome is still open to all in the region as I would like to build up connections with our neighbours

    Jayna - I know that you are just waiting ot get an eyeful of our Defence force boys!!!
  14. by   Grace Oz
    First off... CONGRATULATIONS gwenith on your appointment as moderator! Brian called for one when the Aussie forum first began, but... none of us took it up!!... A bunch of wimps! LOL ...
    Secondly,.... Keep yer cotton pickin' eyes off our boys in the defence forces! Mother here says so, ok!! Especially our navy boys! LOL Then again, I would like a daughter-in-law!! LOL....
    Now young gwenith....are we going to organise an Aussie Allnurses get together in the future???
    It could be somewhere reasonably central. Birdsville maybe??!!! LOL ....( for the benefit of our Yankee, ( and other),friends, Birdsville is in the outback of Aust, somewhere near the middle of this magnificent vast land of ours!)
    G'day to the regulars here, & welcome to the newbies.
    Cheers,
    Grace

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