Bridging Program in Australia - page 52

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Hi. I am new here. I don't know exactly where to go. I am a registered nurse here in the Philippines and I am interested in studying in Australia for a bridging course that will help me become a registered nurse there. I need... Read More


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    Hello there! Do you have eligibility letter from AHPRA yet? I just received mine last December 2012. I am currently applying for a bridging program course in UNISA, IHNA and Alpine Health. I'm still waiting for the offer letter from either of these schools. I'm from Cebu, by the way!


    Quote from ncx23xcn
    Hi guys! I'm a newbie here in this site and have read almost all of what is written in this thread.
    I'm a Registered Nurse here in the Philippines and am currently working as a Clinical nurse in a tertiary hospital here in Manila for a year and a half now. I'm really interested in knowing on how some of you guys started the whole process of taking up the bridging program in Australia, specifically for those who took/is currently processing their papers for IHNA, LaTrobe Uni and UniSA-ARNTP.
    I would really appreciate it if some of you could help me on how to start with mine OR if you're in the same position as I am, let's try to help each other out.
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    Hi is anyone applying in CON (The College of Nursing aka The Australian College of Nursing) for any 2013 intake?
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    Quote from Krislynciara
    Hello, i just got my Ahpra LOE,and im wondering whats the best school to enroll in,hmmm been reading your posts,it sounds like CON (dont know the meaning of this though), IHNA, LT, and ETEA are the talk of the town. would anyone please shine some light on this query, thanks

    Hi Krislynciara

    I recently finished my BP in CON (The College of Nursing) now its called The Australian College of Nursing. This is located in Burwood, NSW close to Sydney. So far my experience was great. Also, I did not have to undergo interview of any sort. I paid $10k for the course.

    Here is their website link: Australian College of Nursing

    Hope this helps.

    Best of luck
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    Quote from aabbyy
    Hi is anyone applying in CON (The College of Nursing aka The Australian College of Nursing) for any 2013 intake?
    hi aabbyy..

    i applied for CON and got my offer for April 2013 intake. i lodged my visa last January 14, 2013.
    how did your BP with CON go? was it hard? were you able to get a job after the BP?

    when you lodged your visa how many days did you wait for the notification for medical and how many days after did you receive your visa?
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    Quote from qymburlee
    hi aabbyy..

    i applied for CON and got my offer for April 2013 intake. i lodged my visa last January 14, 2013.
    how did your BP with CON go? was it hard? were you able to get a job after the BP?

    when you lodged your visa how many days did you wait for the notification for medical and how many days after did you receive your visa?
    HI qymburlee,

    That's great news. Hopefully you receive your visa on time. My visa took some time because some documents got lost but as long as all your documents are complete you can get your visa in 3-6 weeks time. Once they advise you to have your medicals the usual waiting period is about 1-2 weeks if it hasn't changed.

    About my BP, it was good. It wasn't hard. It's just that the clinical placement was a bit challenging, being in a new environment at all but once you get used to it, everything will go smoothly. But really, you will enjoy the BP in CON.

    I am currently waiting for my 457 visa. Hopefully all things go well

    Hey, if you go for the April intake, let me know.

    Best of Luck
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    Quote from aabbyy
    HI qymburlee,

    That's great news. Hopefully you receive your visa on time. My visa took some time because some documents got lost but as long as all your documents are complete you can get your visa in 3-6 weeks time. Once they advise you to have your medicals the usual waiting period is about 1-2 weeks if it hasn't changed.

    About my BP, it was good. It wasn't hard. It's just that the clinical placement was a bit challenging, being in a new environment at all but once you get used to it, everything will go smoothly. But really, you will enjoy the BP in CON.

    I am currently waiting for my 457 visa. Hopefully all things go well

    Hey, if you go for the April intake, let me know.

    Best of Luck
    hi again aabbyy im going to have my medical tomorrow. i got the email yesterday. hopefully things will turn out ok.

    pretty sure you'll get your 457 visa anytime soon.
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    Quote from qymburlee
    hi again aabbyy im going to have my medical tomorrow. i got the email yesterday. hopefully things will turn out ok.

    pretty sure you'll get your 457 visa anytime soon.
    That's great news! I'm sure everything will go smoothly. Good luck.

    Thanks. And I'm pretty sure you'll get your 456 visa very soon.

    Email me if you need any help. aabbyy33@yahoo.com
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    Hi Soulkisser! Thank you for replying to my post. I haven't started with anything yet actually. I researched first some potential schools and attended some seminars here in Makati regarding taking up the bridging program at Australia. A year back I was really considering UniSA's ARNTP program that's why I'm currently working on getting my 2 years experience requirement. Not until just this recent that I saw the potential of IHNA and LaTrobe with this course.

    If you don't mind, how did you go by with processing your APHRA? Did you take your IELTS first before sending your documents to APHRA? Also, did you process thru with IDP or just did it yourself?

    I'm born and raised here in Quezon City...but Cebu is my Dad's hometown. Which part of Cebu are you from?
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    Anyone enrolled for ETEA for courses for the rest of the year 2013, say March, April, May, June, July, August, etc. I see they had courses in December and January.
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    hi ceridwyn!

    I don't think I will go for ETEA. They have interviewed me 3 months ago and I was told to wait for the offer letter, turned out they are still processing their accreditation with AHPRA the last time I checked.


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