sounds like I'm not the only European-trained nurse getting frustrated with APHRA. I received a letter from APHRA stating the my education in RN wasn't based on similar competencies to a Board approved course. So they think I should take the bridging program. Like many others I don't have more than $10.000 lying around just to spend on another degree.
I have even done 8 weeks of clinical training in Australia as part of my nursing degree. Why do I need more clinical training in Australia??
My Danish Bachelor degree is under the EU directive 2005/36 and thus should be eligible for registration in Australia. I have since dealt with APHRA regarding an appeal. Apparently I have to compare the Australian standards to the EU directive.
I was just wondering if anybody else has had experience with writing an appeal to APHRA (in my case NSW) and had success with it?? I don't have the money to undergo such an expensive bridging program and its making me so sad that this might kill my dream of living in Australia.
Any tips, anything would be much appreciated. I have until 31st October 2013 to make an appeal. When i have asked APHRA to tell me exactly which criteria I have failed to meet - they are unable to answer me...it's so frustrating.
Hope to hear from someone with a success story