New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2 - page 5

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Due to recent changes regarding applications for International nurses to Australia and the combining of the nursing boards to one central nursing board in Australia AHPRA I have started a new thread for people to discuss the new... Read More


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    Quote from ceridwyn
    WHAT? Sydney University was mentioned, nothing to do with Flinders, if Flinders say their BN post grad course will lead to registration then it does.....Sydney university in their course guide their BN post grad does not lead to registration as their initial nursing qualification is a Masters in Nursing.
    A Diploma is lower than a degree and certificate lower again. If you do not have a degree then you cannot register as an RN and I imagine have to do about 2 years of uni.

    Flinders university is about 2.5 hours away by plane from Sydney:confused, nothing to do with Sydney uni?: I do not think Flinders even run a Master of nursing as an initial nursing qualification.
    Ok. I thought all nursing post registration course have the same standard. These things confuse me a lot.
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    Quote from ryan09
    i really thought @gliobastoma is a female...anyway, same sex marriage in australia is not yet allowed however, people like @gliob..has an alternative option.if so happened that @gliob met an aussie guy they can always apply for a registered partnership just like a "de facto" relationship and that aussie guy can sponsor @gliob..to come to australia and be with him so @gliobastoma, you have got an option girl! hehe

    by the way nurses, i just saw filipino nurses today at The Alfred Hospital where im currently working, they had their orientation and all of them came from the UK working as UK nurses of course, theyve decided to transfer to australia as the cost of living in the UK is really high...i was just thinking how cool it would it be if it was you...i hope this will serve as an inspiration to you, dont stop applying, there are a lot of vacancies out there its just a matter of perseverance

    RYAN09.... Your private message INBOX is FULL... hehehehe... Please erase some so that we could send.. Thank you..
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    Here is the run down, many of the 'big unis'are now not offering an undergraduate degree in nursing, they offer Master in Nursing ......what ever they decide to call it.

    Many still do the Bachelor of Nursing as a first entry degree, just like law and teaching here, you can do it as an undergrad or post grad

    Some who like to confuse everything call the upgrade course Bachelor of Nursing ...post grad. These degrees are usually been around to upgrade all RN's that did a hospital certificate course or the Applied diploma, these courses do not usually go on to give qualification for registration as the nurse that do these are already registered with a applied diploma or hospital certificate and soon I believe they will not be needed as nurses with the lesser qualifcation will not be nursing or would have upgraded.

    ...and some have degrees post grad BN's for international nurses that want straight in to registration after finsihing the course. This entry does not give a way out for a straight 7 in IELTs though, as this is a tested pathway now. An IELTS at straight 7 one sitting still needs to be sent to AHPRA before registration, even if your course provider did not require this to enrol in the course.

    The lowdown is that all nurses will eventually need Master of Nursing...to be nurses, but thats in the future.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Sep 6, '10
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    [quote=ryan09;4518965]i really thought @gliobastoma is a female...anyway, same sex marriage in australia is not yet allowed however, people like @gliob..has an alternative option.if so happened that @gliob met an aussie guy they can always apply for a registered partnership just like a "de facto" relationship and that aussie guy can sponsor @gliob..to come to australia and be with him so @gliobastoma, you have got an option girl! hehe

    @ryan09

    thanks! i'm working on that "route" too via facebook and dating websites! haha! are you gay too? conservative people, please don't get mad! haha!
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    Quote from shynern07
    with student visa applcation and evidence of funds, you cannot use properties such as house,lot,cars,etc. It must be money deposited in the bank for minimum of 3 months
    in addition to shynern07 post above, ive read somewhere that you may present a bank certification that you have
    a stand-by bank credit line whereby you can avail loan anytime when needed.. in this case, you have to apply
    to a bank for a credit line and have your assets(lots,cars,etc.) mortgaged as collaterals.. as i remember a credit card (with substantial credit line) could also be use to present as such.. so to the applicant who inquired this matter, you may explore this possibility, check it out.. sorry i just cant remember exactly where i read it..
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    Quote from loveniedelchris
    Hi there! Thank you for the information that you have been sharing in this thread..Surely I've learned a lot about the bridging program and AHPRA.

    I have a question, I hope someone can help me... I am planning to take up BAchelor of Nursing in the University of Sydney, and I will be with my husband, how much do we need for the evidence of funds or the showmoney? or can we use assets like lands, cars and others for the Assurance of Support?

    Please help!
    certain things are not clear to me. "....I will be with my husband....", who will be the primary visa applicant, you or husband? ..or should we assume that you are the primary applicant for a Student Visa? if so, then the answers given earlier by various forumers are applicable to your situation..

    good luck..
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    Quote from gemini_star
    Hi cioman,

    I think it's very nice of you spreading the information about working in Australia but I think too much of it would be easy feeding to them. I think sometimes people here try to just get the information here and do not research on it. Even about the bridging schools are still being asked when one can e-mail them right away or call them. It's so easy to do that if one has initiative. I find it very lazy to ask some easy questions when more than 80% of research are being provided by you. Two years ago these info were not available here and there are many of whom still managed to become a nurse back then.
    @ gemini_star

    so what kind of questions should we ask? and what kind of questions should we not ask because of blah blah blah *singing Kesha's song* haha!

    _____

    guys, do you have a sample (not the format) for the curriculum vitae and certificate of service? i've already read the format, but i'm not confident until i see an approved sample. or should i just post my sample CV and certificate of service and let the forum-ers say what needs to be edited?

    in addition, AHPRA requires that the "role" must be included in the statement of service. what roles specifically? like coordinating with the health care team, suctioning, IV meds, etc? is "role" synonymous to a phil RN's job description?

    moreover, in the "proof of identity part", i have australian visa for category A; overseas passport for category B; PRC certificate for category c; and for category d, i still need to convert my driver's license to an international one (i forgot how to drive haha!) did i already answer my own question? please validate...

    (if these enquiries are categorized as "lazy or spoonfeeding", just ignore my questions)
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    Quote from cioman94
    RYAN09.... Your private message INBOX is FULL... hehehehe... Please erase some so that we could send.. Thank you..
    cleaned! done!you can mess it up now lol

    [quote=glioblastoma;4518999]
    Quote from ryan09
    i really thought @gliobastoma is a female...anyway, same sex marriage in australia is not yet allowed however, people like @gliob..has an alternative option.if so happened that @gliob met an aussie guy they can always apply for a registered partnership just like a "de facto" relationship and that aussie guy can sponsor @gliob..to come to australia and be with him so @gliobastoma, you have got an option girl! hehe

    @ryan09

    thanks! i'm working on that "route" too via facebook and dating websites! haha! are you gay too? conservative people, please don't get mad! haha!
    no worries...no im not gay, i just have a lawyer friend who is expert about family visa and partner visa...visa laws in australia easily change and she has handled a lot of these visa issues before so im a little bit oriented.
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    @imsodizzy

    Hi! I was hoping that you're still reading the forums. I'm so dizzy already with AHPRA's requirements for registration. I sent you a private message but just to make sure I am posting here as well. Please let me know how I can contact you, I would really appreciate your help. Thanks so much.

    God Bless.
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    here is the run down, many of the 'big unis'are now not offering an undergraduate degree in nursing, they offer master in nursing ......what ever they decide to call it.

    many still do the bachelor of nursing as a first entry degree, just like law and teaching here, you can do it as an undergrad or post grad

    some who like to confuse everything call the upgrade course bachelor of nursing ...post grad. these degrees are usually been around to upgrade all rn's that did a hospital certificate course or the applied diploma, these courses do not usually go on to give qualification for registration as the nurse that do these are already registered with a applied diploma or hospital certificate and soon i believe they will not be needed as nurses with the lesser qualifcation will not be nursing or would have upgraded.

    ...and some have degrees post grad bn's for international nurses that want straight in to registration after finsihing the course. this entry does not give a way out for a straight 7 in ielts though, as this is a tested pathway now. an ielts at straight 7 one sitting still needs to be sent to ahpra before registration, even if your course provider did not require this to enrol in the course.

    the lowdown is that all nurses will eventually need master of nursing...to be nurses, but thats in the future.
    actually, what confused me before about this post-registration thing is that many schools claim a bsn post registration course but with different descriptions. some claim that it is for "upgrade" only and some say that it is for nurses overseas who wants to be eligible for registration in oz. and there is one (particularly la trobe uni) which states that their post registration course has two streams. stream a and stream b. stream a [color=#333333] for comprehensive professional development and preparation for postgraduate study.and stream b, which [color=#333333]allows candidates to practise nursing in australia.
    so from that, i assume that there's actually two types of post registration course, and universities either offer the stream a,stream b or both.

    and so i just realized that i'm in the stream b post registration. and yes, i'm aware that after taking this course, i have to retake my ielts and get that straight 7 to be registered as a nurse in oz (as also mentioned in flinders uni's offer letter). actually, i'm planning to retake my ielts this year and achieve the straight 7's to avoid hassle in the near future.

    but now i'm wondering, what's the difference between conversion course and stream b post registration?
    because what i remembered is, when i asked the idp councilor about the "conversion" course, she suggested curtin,la trobe,flinders,ballarat etc.,(she actually gave me a list of schools and their offered courses). then i noticed that the only uni's with the description "conversion" in their course is curtin and edith cowan. but still, the councilor suggested other unis like flinders (but written in the uni's list is bsn post reg.), so i thought that post reg. and conversion are just similar.

    and now i looked at the list again. i noticed that some post reg. course have an * sign while others don't have. (and those with * are the only post reg. course uni's that the councilor suggested to me) and now i understand that these * are the stream b post reg... which makes me think now that conversion and stream b post reg. are the same.

    correct me if i'm wrong.





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