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    Hi Everyone,

    I plan to permanently move to Australia in January 2013. I have just started to look into the process of visas and nursing licenses.
    My question is, would it be to soon to start the process now if I'm not planning on moving for 19 more months?
    Also, what is the best way to go about the process? Apply for nursing license first? or Visa first? or apply for both at the same time? I would like to apply for the skilled workers visa as I have 8 years of R.N. nursing in the Operating Room (theatre), I have my bachelors degree in nursing, I'm 38 years old, and I plan on living permanently in Australia.
    Has any one gone through this process? How was it? and how long did it take to get everything done? Any suggestions and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks everyone,
    Kim in USA

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    elprup likes this.

    Hi Neeke,

    I am also an American nurse that is just about to begin the process of applying for a visa and for my nurses license in Australia. How long did it take you to get your Australian nurses license and what all do they ask for?
    And is it one nursing board for all of Australia now?
    Also, one last question, will you be applying for your skilled workers visa or are you being sponsered by a hospital? O.k., really one last question, did a company help you through this process or were you able to do it on your own?
    Sorry for all the questions, I've just started looking into the process and it looks a little overwhelming, would love to know if there is any help to get through this process.

    Much thanks,
    Kim in USA



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