Bridging Program in Australia - page 53

by michikoy

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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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    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 abby!
    I am new here in allnurses.com but I have been reading a bit of the thread. I am taking my briging program this coming May in Perth. I am unsure about the visa sponsorship after. How did you find your employer? Did you go through an agency?
    Who processed your working visa?

    Thanks Abby. Looking forward to your response.
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    Quote from Soulkisser
    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!
    Hi Soulkisser, sorry to barge in like this, I hope you won't mind. I'm from Cebu too. I hope you'd be able to share some information with the application process. I have my IELTS requirement, and I'm still working on my documents to be sent to AHPRA. Which state did you applied for? Do you know which has the fastest processing time for now? By the way, I'm looking for schools that don't require the 2 years experience, do you know of any?
    Any input is very much appreciated




    Quote from ncx23xcn
    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?
    Hi there ncx23xcn!
    I believe you need to have your IELTS requirement first. I was advised to by IDP to have this ready so that I can lodge my application to AHPRA. Hope we can help each other out, it seems like we're on the same boat

    GOD bless us all!

    (just.camzzz@gmail.com)
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    The two universities, Latrobe and Deakin, do not require their students to have any experience and the Australian College of Nursing (CON) requires 1 year experience, all the rest are 2 years, unless of course ETEA gets going again and they required no experience -


    The biggest problem however will be finding an employer for you to stay and work with not much experience.
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    Quote from sutures0506
    Hi abby!
    I am new here in allnurses.com but I have been reading a bit of the thread. I am taking my briging program this coming May in Perth. I am unsure about the visa sponsorship after. How did you find your employer? Did you go through an agency?
    Who processed your working visa?

    Thanks Abby. Looking forward to your response.
    Hi suture0506.

    That sounds great! Yeah, finding an employer requires a lot of patience but I'm sure you will find an employer. I found my employer by applying online until I was called for an interview. No, I did it on my own. My employer was the one who processed everything.

    Hope this helps

    Best of Luck
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    Hi everyone, I would just like to ask if you sent your application along with other requirements such as IELTS result via courier or just by scanning it and sending it through email to different universities offering bridging program? I just got my eligibility letter yesterday so I would really want to know the steps you guys took in applying for different schools. Thank you in advance!
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    Quote from ed_002
    Hi everyone, I would just like to ask if you sent your application along with other requirements such as IELTS result via courier or just by scanning it and sending it through email to different universities offering bridging program? I just got my eligibility letter yesterday so I would really want to know the steps you guys took in applying for different schools. Thank you in advance!
    just scan all the documents needed bacause you will be applying online, and so you will submit all those in online too.. goodluck
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    Quote from jap_617
    hi GREEN LEAVES!

    Actually, im done with the enrollment already and my next move now is for my visa processing but i might do it sooner.

    I did not have an agent, i did it on my own.

    Proceed immediately with your enrolment so that we'll be classmates Ok?

    GOOD LUCK
    Hi! I am also for La Trobe June 2013 intake. Next step is visa processing as well
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    HI!! i have heard about the nurses bridging program in australia.. ive read forums about it as well and i have known i have to submit some files to AHPRA to see if im eligible for registration or if i should take the bridging program first.. so my questions are here:

    1. what files should i submit to AHPRA?

    2. how could i submit the files? through mail courier? or through online?


    thanks for the help!! =)
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    hi there, how much is the payment for requesting Certificate of Good standing from PRC ? thanks!!
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    Hello there ncx23xcn! I've been assisted by my agency all throughout the application process. I just sent in all the documents they needed and they did most of the work. Yup, you should take IELTS first before anythin' else; it's one of the requirements I believe.

    I'm actually from Mindanao (Surigao del Sur). But I studied in Cebu. After passing the board exam, I went back to my hometown and worked as a staff nurse in our provincial hospital. I am currently working as a medical records retrieval technician here in Cebu so I kind of spent the last 10 years of my life in the city. Have you been here?

    Anyway, I suggest you start working on your application. I've heard Australia is very much open to hiring overseas nurses and that they're not very "strict" with the application. Feel free to ask questions. I will try my very best to answer them.

    By the way, I just got accepted at IHNA and I'm just waiting for the offer letter. God bless to all of us!

    Quote from ncx23xcn
    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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