Bridging Program in Australia - page 92
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... Read More
May 4, '13Quote from sephineI have 5 yrs and 5 mos combined experience. 1 yr 2 mos as company nurse and 4 yrs 3 mos as theater nurse, specializing in anaesthetics / recovery.To ms annie vitug:Hi! Congratulations on your job offer sure gave us hope. May i know how many years you've had as theater nurse? I had 3 years and 1 month work experience .. 2 years and 10 months of which was in a critical care unit.. Hope i could be as blessed as you too though i hadn't reached 3 years in a critical care set up..Godspeed ms annie!
May 4, '13Quote from annie_v2gThanks annie! This is really encouraging! God bless you. God is good indeed.It's been a while since I last posted here. I think I missed a lot of conversation and inquiries. I've been very busy looking out for a job after my bridging program . This is just an update of what happened to me after the BP.. here we go.
March 15 - My last day in ETEA.
March 17 - I submitted my proof of identification personally at AHPRA VIC.
April 2 - I received my registration as DIV1 RN
April 5 - flight to Philippines, because of my 456 visa.. I need to exit every after 3 months.
April 18 - Received a notice from AHPRA that they need to recall my registration due to administrative error.
April 25 - return to Australia to attend invitation for 2
April 29 - My registration was returned to me.
April 30 - Panel interview (over the phone) from NSW Health.
May 1 - face to face interview in a hospital here in Victoria.
May 3 - got a job offer for a Theater position from my May 1 interview (and they're very much willing to sponsor)
In our class, only 2 of us out 18 got their registration. My class mate who got her registration as well is working in the aged care now. (but she was a PCA in that aged care before and she has no VISA issues because she's married to an Australian for a long time.) so she did not have a hard time looking for employment. Another thing, agencies are no longer offering sponsorships. (they do offer 457, but for those who have 3 yrs experience in Au, NZ, USA, Ireland and UK) So its better to apply directly to hospitals. Aside from that, job experience is a very important factor. In order for you to become an eligible candidate for employment, a minimum of 3 years experience in a specialty field is attractive. (especially in theater, mental health, emergency, ICU).
Remember guys, pray hard. Nothing is impossible even if employment is getting tighter now in Australia. Keep the faith . I wish you all the success in your future endeavors. For questions, view my profile cause there's a link to my fb page, just leave a message there and I'll try my best to answer your inquiries. God bless us all! GOD IS GOOD!
May 5, '13Quote from annie_v2gThanks Ms. Annie!My classmates have hospital experience ranging from 2-7 years. Some of them even have hospital exp in western countries and special areas like ICU. I'm not sure what's causing the delay in their registrations. I applied directly to hospital websites, no walk ins.
May 6, '13Quote from k8lynThanks k8lyn! i am looking forward to ACN for October. Alpine Health/Lonsdale has a November intake too . I am just waiting for my AFP check certificate now.its taken almost 3weeks since they said they have mailed it. Thanks again.
ARNTP means Australian Registered Nurse Training Program offered by UNISA (University of South Australia)
This is the site for your reference: University of South Australia > Program > Australian Registered Nurse Training ProgramAlso, ACN offers an intake for October. Hope this helps!
May 6, '13Quote from marklouiemarcoWhat is this IHNA online course? What happens after it?
I'm done with that. No need to finish everything, just 80% will do.
May 6, '13Quote from xanxanIt's a pre requisite to ihna's initial registration course for nurses. Upon finishing the online course, you'd be able to attend the bridging program offered by ihna.
What is this IHNA online course? What happens after it?
May 6, '13guys, do you know what's the cheapest insurance?? and are we really required to have it??
May 6, '13Quote from sephineI did go all the way back to page1 and only found 1 about what i was looking for. But i did learn a few more details on other schools. Annie's journey is inspiring. And true enough...there are some pretty negative and discouraging posts and responses here. Its good that there Are some "devil's advocates" it keeps others stay positive. Those who back out because of negativitt...well, they may get stuck with the "what if".
Hi.. Try to search on this thread.. You'll see the answers from previous posts. They ask practical nursing questions/computations. Lots of information here. Just do some browsing
Good luck to all of us. Prayers do help.
May 6, '13Quote from annie_v2gHi annie! I went all the way to page1 looking for answers... i LOVED a particular response you had to one post. I know you know which one. anyways, im glad the BP did well for you. I hope and pray that it also goes the same for the rest of us.
It's a pre requisite to ihna's initial registration course for nurses. Upon finishing the online course, you'd be able to attend the bridging program offered by ihna.
May 6, '13Quote from xanxanWhen did you apply for the AFP check? As far as I know this is a new requirement from ACN. I completed the application last April 23 and hopefully I will receive it before leaving on the 24th. All the best on your application!Thanks k8lyn! i am looking forward to ACN for October. Alpine Health/Lonsdale has a November intake too . I am just waiting for my AFP check certificate now.its taken almost 3weeks since they said they have mailed it. Thanks again.
May 6, '13Quote from k8lynI sent my afp check application last april 15.they responded april 16. I still have not received it. They do not email you a copy. I did a follow-up and they responded that they will dispatch me a another one today, May 7. I hope i get it soon. Its the only one missing from my ACN application.
When did you apply for the AFP check? As far as I know this is a new requirement from ACN. I completed the application last April 23 and hopefully I will receive it before leaving on the 24th. All the best on your application!
May 7, '13Hi Everyone,
It's so good to read that there is a post like this for someone like me who is also undertaking the process of applying for a BP in Australia. I have 2 schools awaiting confirmation with IHNA being the latest who reconsidered my application just the other week. However I am currently submitting some requirements which where different with what I submitted with the others. CON was initially the only school I was hoping for since the others were already filled or I was not able to meet their criteria. However, what's delaying me with CON is the AFP Police check requirement and it's almost 3 weeks already here at my end that I haven't received it. I called AFP up but all they can do is resend again. Unfortunately it is by post so I presume it will be much longer as compared to courier if it were the case. Anyhow, I am getting worried because my expiry is only for a year and I only have 7 months to go. I haven't gotten a school yet. Did anyone here received their AFP certificate and if so, how long did it take? I know at this point as much as possible we need to choose any school that comes first because of the slots being filled up fast. But do you happen to have any idea of the comparison between IHNA and CON? Thanks so much. Your advice will help me a lot.
May 7, '13Hi K8lyn,
I'm sorry I cannot reply to your private message because I got a notification saying I can't since I'm new here. Anyways, I applied April 11, got my notification that it was finished by April 17 but up to now I haven't gotten it yet. I emailed them and they said it can take up to 10 working days for it to be received in the Philippines however it's been more than that already here at my end so I called them up. They told me that they will just have to resend it once again.