Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines - page 276
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Oct 29, '13Quote from Dyan87yes, definitely.Hi, I would like to inquire if the confirmation email is always sent to the applicant once the documents are received by AHPRA. I submitted mine 2 weeks ago. Hope you guys can respond to this query. Thanks.
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Oct 29, '13Hi belle,
Thanks for the response. Also, are there instances when they omit sending the confirmation email but still process the application?
Thank you again,
Oct 29, '13Quote from Dyan87I don't think so. AHPRA has been very consistent in responding to all applications and inquiries, it's just that most applicants are quiet vigilant with their applications and are unaware of the processing times so they persistently follow up their papers with them.Hi belle, Thanks for the response. Also, are there instances when they omit sending the confirmation email but still process the application? Thank you again, Dyan
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Oct 29, '13Quote from dreamcakeYes, it is pretty tough nowadays. God bless.HELLO, I'm for the Feb 2014 intake probably at IHNA or WLI. I'm kinda excited but what bothers me is finding a nursing job after bp. I've read a lot about others not being able to get a job in Australia after bp but I still need to take a risk. God bless us all.
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Oct 30, '13Hi.
I need your idea or expert opinion about the possible change in bridging programs in the future. According to draft presented on ANMAC website, there are changes that will happen regarding registration of overseas nurses. They actually call bridging programs as EPIQ-RN or entry program for internationally qualified RN. One school in Australia is already offering such program. Well, its just the name, it still the same contemporary bridging program that we know.
ANMAC in consultation with other nursing bodies is on its way in ammeding accrediation standards for Re-entry and EPIQ-RN. One point, which is still unclear, is the progression of qualification gained after EPIQ RN. Currently, most graduates BPs only earn a non-award qualification. According to the draft presented, with EPIQ-RN graduates can earn a Level 8 (as per TEQSA), leading to an award (just likea grad certificate/diploma).
The new accreditation standards is expected to come out anytime this year.
What do you think of this?
Oct 30, '13Well, I think this is an added qualification. Atleast, ANMAC recognizes the degree earned by an overseas nurse outside Australia and studying a bridging program is adding up to that degree. It will open up doors to further post-graduate studies. I just don't know if this will increase the cost of tuition. Well, the number of hours for EPiQ-RN will not change significantly, I think. A minimum of 240 hours is still set for clinical placement part.
But what if this new standards will be imposed by November, will it immediately take effect on bridging programs? What if a student started the BP just this October, the new standard comes out this November, he will graduate by January... will he receive a graduate certificate?
What does this also means for an appropriate visa needed?
Oct 30, '13My thoughts,,
1. When paying out so much money, it is about time the 'bridging course' are a recognised qualification and yes, it is yet to be seen if it will give credit in other post graduate studies. My problem I can see is, will overseas nurses with this grad cert, then be able to claim post graduate qualifications as an RN with a grad cert and working in general nursing,...so working in the area of the post grad cert,,, this is about $1 an hour in Victoria and would then have the opportunity to be classed as more highly educated than an Australian RN with no post graduate studies, and also be first in line for promotions and would the os nurses believe they were more highly educated and course concern amoungst the nursing profession.......though many locals these days do often have post grad quals.
2. I doubt this will all be going by end of next year, but as it stands at the moment not many of the bridging providers are considered high education providers, they are merely, most of them just a private TAFE (lower than university) provider... and therefore over the years being private, have raised fees and are more costly than any of the university providers such as Deakin, Latrobe and College of Nursing. One in particular has been of interest to ANMAC and the concern has been consistant quality education and clinical placements....this worry would be eliminated if university based only. Curriculums would be the same, more or less, and no passes to those who do not make the grade.
Graduate certficqtes - can only be given by a higher education institution, so these private providers cannot give an Australian standard Post graduate certificate anyway at this time.
It has been touted that they could form alliance with a university so that they can provide this in conjunction with the university.....but this would cut most dearly into their profits I would imagine.
3. Cost would not change as internationals students at this time still pay around this amount for grad certs in other areas.
4. If a student completed their course at old BP school and it was recognised by ANMAC at the time, then AHPRA would recognise it for registration, come and see me otherwise as it would be against all Australian business practise to do such a thing - allow students into a course that was accredited (all students are registered with AHPRA while doing the course by their BP school) and then at the end, not recognise the course and no registration.Last edit by ceridwyn on Oct 30, '13
Oct 30, '13I see. We'll see once the NMBA has already made their decision for this matter. There are only a handful of unis offering BP: Deakin, LTU, UB, UniSA... other schoolswould face problems if this new ammendment take in effect.
Oct 30, '13"Standard 1: Governance
The education provider has established governance arrangements for the nursing program of study that develop and deliver a sustainable, high-quality education experience for students, to enable them to meet the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. Criteria The education provider must provide evidence of:
1.1. Current registration by the Tertiary Education Quality
and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as an Australian university or other higher education provider 1or an organisation with a formal governance arrangement with a higher education provider.
1.2. Current accreditation of the nursing program of study by the university (or TEQSA for non-self-accrediting higher education providers) detailing the expiry date and recommendations, conditions and progress reports related to the school.
1.3. Listing on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) National Registry for the award of Graduate Certificate (level 8) or credit towards such a program as a minimum.
1.4. Registered as a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider."
Oct 31, '13Quote from funnybanana1989Hi!Hi everyone its been a long time since I logged in to this site. This site really helped me a lot, just recently Registered here in AHPRA NSW as Nurse Division 1. Currently, im on the hunt for a job, meanwhile, to those fellow nurses that would like to ask about "college of nursing", "Ahpra NSW", and "visa 600", well ill do my best to answer those queries. god bless
i 'm planning to take bridging program in CON, sydney. i just want to ask for some help about the requirements and processing stuff? TIA!
Nov 2, '13hi i just want to ask if you will apply in AHPRA WA, the LOE lasts for 2 years? i completed all the necessary documents needed including my english exam, the problem is i am currently employed here in the middle east and my contract will expire next year if i will send my documents to any AHPRA state now with the usual 1 year validity, maybe that time my letter will expire before i enroll for bp and i am targeting CON in burwood... i contacted them last week and they said that the intake for the 2014 is still not open but i have heard and read in the forum that they received more applicants ...
Nov 2, '13[QUOTE=om'sarah;7595366]hi i just want to ask if you will apply in AHPRA WA, the LOE lasts for 2 years? i completed all the necessary documents needed including my english exam, the problem is i am currently employed here in the middle east and my contract will expire next year if i will send my documents to any AHPRA state now with the usual 1 year validity, maybe that time my letter will expire before i enroll for bp and i am targeting CON in burwood... i contacted them last week and they said that the intake for the 2014 is still not open but i have heard and read in the forum that they received more applicants ... [/
Before wa is giving 2 years validity for ielts but at present, it's just one year.