New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2 - page 7

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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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    I wonder how many people with criminal records from OS (probably are thousands already) but for the purpose of honestly, how many people with criminal records from OS would be here in Australia IF they took applicants word for it...........hundreds


    as if we do not have enough of our own.
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    Quote from nasruasim
    hehe.......my apologies. Didn't realize there are people with such qualifications. Yes your qualifications must be nursing qualifications to get the allowances.

    And my second comment is based on the fact that I do teach this group of students at Flinders Uni. cheers.
    and you don't know about nursing qualifications here and lecturing at university level?
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    Hi!

    I am a Registered Nurse here in the Philippines with 1 year hospital volunteer experience. I already have my IELTS. Am I qualified for the BP in Australia? What are requirements? Do you have the list of schools offering BP in Victoria? Thanks!
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    Quote from nasruasim
    The lowdown is that all nurses will eventually need Master of Nursing...to be nurses, but thats in the future.
    Adding on to this: There are hospitals who give an allowance for a Masters or a Doctoral degree.[/quote]

    hello,

    i have read about that "awards" which would mean like an additional money you will receive with your base salary considering the "special or advance" qualification or specialization that you a RN have...

    with regards to your info above, would i assume that you are referring to "allowances" given by certain hospitals to employees who are taking masteral/doctoral while working with their hospital? right? was that your referring to, something like educational assistance allowance..

    nway i was clarifying for information only..

    i understood the point explained by ceridwyn about the difference between a nurse who has a "first" nursing degree, and a nurse with no "first" nursing degree, vis-a-vis post grad, masteral, salary issues.. i think i understood it..

    that masteral degree requirement in the future, is new info to me.. wow.. which would make me think and speculate.. in that case, in the future, if i would be able to obtain my masteral nursing, then it might be possible that i would be tempted to work in another country where there are few masteral nursing RNs and where they will consider me at higher nursing rank level thus i would be receiving salary much much higher than Oz might offer by that time..

    above is just for our intellectual consumption... just my curiosity, im not really rendering any opinion because im not an expert particularly on this issue that tickles my imagination..

    peace guys gals... lets chill... sorry.. have a nyc day..
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    Quote from nurseonduty17
    Hi!

    I am a Registered Nurse here in the Philippines with 1 year hospital volunteer experience. I already have my IELTS. Am I qualified for the BP in Australia? What are requirements? Do you have the list of schools offering BP in Victoria? Thanks!

    Hello, for your own benefit, kindly read Cioman94 posts on PAGE 01 of this thread.. sorry i dont wanna retype the answers to your questions.. for further queries, pls continue posting your questions as we will either refer you what page to read, or website to check, otherwise we will answer your questions directly.. for your current queries, please read page one, the answers are there...

    good luck..
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    Quote from cioman94
    Hello, for your own benefit, kindly read Cioman94 posts on PAGE 01 of this thread.. sorry i dont wanna retype the answers to your questions.. for further queries, pls continue posting your questions as we will either refer you what page to read, or website to check, otherwise we will answer your questions directly.. for your current queries, please read page one, the answers are there...

    good luck..
    thank u so much! did u get all these information from the AHPRA website?
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    and you don't know about nursing qualifications here and lecturing at university level?
    Did I say that I didn't know about nursing qualifications????????
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    Quote from glioblastoma
    @ cioman94: i'm glad they are valid questions. ahihi

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    hi! i e-mailed ahpra myself and this is what i got:

    this is my e-mail to them:

    greetings! i have several enquiries regarding nursing registration by overseas nurses. (i'm a filipino)

    1. do you have a sample (not the format) for the curriculum vitae and certificate of service?

    2. the curriculum vitae must be signed by me or by an employer? please clarify this issue.

    3. 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 an rn's job description? i "role" the nursing skills itself?

    4. in the "proof of identity part", i have australian "tourist" visa for category a; overseas passport for category b; registration certificate froma professional board for category c; and for category d, i still need to convert my driver's license to an international one, or i could just get a bank account. will all of this suffice?

    5. do you have a list of bp schools with their requirements regarding nursing experience? (my worries is that i have 9 months unpaid volunteer experience). is it possible to be able to enrol in a bp school while i'm still in the philippines? (for example, through idp australia branch in the philippines)

    6. are there any required immunizations and medical certificates?

    7. what is the current situation of nursing unemployment/employment in australia and its states, especially those concerning overseas fresh bp graduates with zero nursing experience?

    8. i didn't commit any crime and don't hold any criminal record in any country. do i still have to include an nbi clearance or any document that certifies that i didn't commit any crime?

    * here is a gist of my qualifications
    bsn, rn (philippines)
    nclex-rn passer (california, usa)
    ielts passer
    9 months unpaid volunteer nursing experience (same job description and work as paid staff nurse) in a tertiary hospital

    this is ahpra's reply:

    i am writing in reply to your email to ahpra below

    1. the cv format is on the ahpra website, and it is part of the application process to complete a cv in your own words. the application form gives the requirements for a statement of service from an employer;
    2. the cv must be signed by the applicant as true and correct and by each employer against the section where you have stated employment details; so, each employer should sign in each section of stated employment... just want to inform you that i will not follow this instruction, instead i will just secure a statement of service duly signed by employer.. however, if you could convince your employer to sign the section/s, then that is very good for you, do it if you can..
    3. the role relates to the registration type e.g. registered nurse, enrolled nurse, midwife;
    4. the proof of identity document for registration is a current passport and visa- the other requirements can only be met once you are resident in australia;
    5. experience as a nurse is a different category to education as a nurse;
    6. immunisation requirements for employment are an employer requirement, not a registration requirement;
    i suggest you try to read the website of one of the bp providers.. this will give addtional information for original questions no. 5 and 6..
    7. you need to contact potential employers about this question; ...employment/unemployment situation in australia? besides the information we post in this thread which were based on the forumer's actual job hunting experience and knowledge, my suggestion: you can obtain further statistical information from australia's deewr website, anf, and even the doh of each state of australia...
    8. include as a supporting document any information that scribes your suitability for registration as a nurse in australia and refer to the suitability statements on the application form;


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    i hope i am not violating any confidential issues because i posted their reply in this forum. i only did that with the intention of helping others.

    btw, i have some comments regarding their reply:

    1. they don't have a straightforward answer regarding the "volunteer issue" (if i am right, they see volunteer as same with nursing education, even though i already stated that the job description of a staff nurse and a volunteer nurse is the same) this matter of experience and "volunteer" were initially discussed and tackled in page 01 of this thread.
    on the other hand, you said you have 9 mos. volunteer experience, my personal suggestion is for you to "close" it out to 1 year exp., meaning continue and earn 3 mos. experience or training program so that in your resume and application letter you could easily say "1 year nursing experience" (butal kasi if you will jst state 9 mos. exp., bitin di ba)..

    2. all non-australian citizens can only satisfy category a and b of proof of identity. so i should only get passport and australian visa? please clarify..

    3. we really have to do cv in our own simple ways...

    4. i still need an international nbi even though my criminal record is a clean slate (but only for supporting document purposes)
    ...personal suggestion... you eventually gonna apply for visa, either 456 or student, better read rules & requirements of said visas in diac website.. this "nbi" and clearances are among those discussed in the said website..


    above in red are just my personal suggestions.. it would be up to you to consider them or not.. good luck..
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    Quote from nurseonduty17
    thank u so much! did u get all these information from the AHPRA website?
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    i understand your concern... peace.... allow me to answer in a direct manner (no harm intended)..

    - i have been a member of this thread for 2 years, this thread has a part 1 with 600++ pages, i have read all pages..

    - the information i provided were based from AHPRA, ANMC, DOH NSW, posts and discussions together with other forumers in previous pages, my own personal experience and research, and information and experience shared to me by other forumers..

    - policies do change as time goes by, as far as now is concern, the page 1 info are updated.. however, not all information are written in page 01, that's why we guide you to certain websites which should give the detailed and official information..

    we do commit mistakes sometimes, but because there are many forumers here, such mistakes were easily recognized, corrected and sometimes criticized by other forumers, hehehehehe.. in that manner, information were cleansed..

    GOOD LUCK..
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    Quote from cioman94
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    i understand your concern... peace.... allow me to answer in a direct manner (no harm intended)..

    - i have been a member of this thread for 2 years, this thread has a part 1 with 600++ pages, i have read all pages..

    - the information i provided were based from AHPRA, ANMC, DOH NSW, posts and discussions together with other forumers in previous pages, my own personal experience and research, and information and experience shared to me by other forumers..

    - policies do change as time goes by, as far as now is concern, the page 1 info are updated.. however, not all information are written in page 01, that's why we guide you to certain websites which should give the detailed and official information..

    we do commit mistakes sometimes, but because there are many forumers here, such mistakes were easily recognized, corrected and sometimes criticized by other forumers, hehehehehe.. in that manner, information were cleansed..

    GOOD LUCK..
    thank u!


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