Canadian studying nursing in Australia

  1. Hi all,

    I'm a Canadian but I decided to study nursing in Australia for a number of reasons, I'm currently at the end of the 1st year of a 3 year BNSc degree. I've been reading a lot of posts about the difficulties of the SEC process, so now I'm wondering if I'm shooting myself in the foot a little, should I decide to go back to Canada one day. I'm obviously paying a lot of money to be an international student, and it concerns me that my qualifications might be no good in Canada.

    I'd really like some insight on the experiences Australian-educated nurses have had registering in Canada (Alberta or BC). What are the shortcomings of the Australian degree? What areas of the SEC did you need to be assessed on? Are there gaps in knowledge between Australian and Canadian nursing education? Which bridging courses were you required to take, if any?

    If anyone has any knowledge about the transferability of Australian registration to Canada, I would love to know. It will help me decide if I might be better off going back to Canada and pursuing school there

    thanks a million
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    No one can really say how it will go but what we can say is you should be general trained with hours both clinical and theory in Paeds, mental Health, Adult and Obstetrics. Obstetrics appears to be an area where nurses trained in Australia appear to be missing when applying to the US and seeing as requirements are similar I would suggest making sure you meet requirements. May be worth asking the college what requirements ie hours are needed