Is there anyone out there who's tried the IRON program conducted by IHNA? How was it?
I am for the March intake, is anyone for the March intake as well?
Also, does anyone know about the status of IHNA's accreditation with ANMC? I called ANMC and they said that they are not allowed to disclose accreditation status to students and that I have to speak to IHNA myself. I did that about two weeks ago and the lady I spoke with said not to worry, that reaccreditation is underway.
Is IHNA a reputable school?
I'd like to know everyone's thoughts please.
Oct 19, '13
by ceridwyn Guide
You do not qualify for a substantial visa with less than a year experience and will need a sponsor employer to work.
These however are becoming rare. This is your biggest issue to deal with, so to become a Registered nurse in Australia ASAP before it is nigh impossible would be my advice.
Graduating from QU with an Australian BN is not going to allow you to apply for a graduate visa as it is not 2 years duration, it is also not going to get you a job any easier even if you have an Australian qualification, because you still need sponsorship and you do not qualify for a graduate program, though places such as Bupa may consider you, as they take on overseas graduates that need sponsorship but government organisations must take local graduates even if you have the Australian degree.
You do not qualify as you have at least 6 months experience as an RN though albeit overseas. So your 26,000 IMHO is not going to get you an employer to sponsor anymore than doing a short bridging course that AHPRA still allow.
Though responsible bridging course providers, see the limitations of their short course only taking on applicants with at least 2 years experience, so it depends of course, if you got into a bridging course which is less money and quicker to get Registration and are available to apply for the decreasing sponsorship availablility in say 6-8 months or do a university course very expensive do not need AHPRA approval and in 16 months be available to look for even less availablity of sponsorship visas, though another of IMHO you will be better prepared/qualified and have more confidence to be a Registered Nurse in Australia.
Last edit by ceridwyn on Oct 20, '13