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American Nurse Seeking to Work in Australia - page 10

Hey there! Sorry if this a repeat of several other topics..I've been reading through many threads, and there is so much information, I'm getting overloaded. I'm an RN currently working as a... Read More

  1. Visit  sueannRN profile page
    Thanks for all of your insightful responses! They're a huge help to me who's just starting the process of getting registered.
    Could you please be more specific about their requests for additional information per receiving a BSN from an accelerated program? I also am a graduate from an accelerated BSN program and it didn't occur to me that it'd be more difficult to recognize! If you could give me the heads up on what to ask my school for, it would save me alot of headaches and such.
    Thank you so so much!!
  2. Visit  maxiepips profile page
    Hi there

    Is it really compulsory to have band 7 before you are eligible to register under APHRA.
    I am saying this as i have spend a lot of money to sit the IELTS but only get band six.

    I am really interested to work in Australia.

    Grateful if any Nurse who are currently working in Australia to personally contact me through my email
    Last edit by maxiepips on Apr 23, '14 : Reason: additional information
  3. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
    If taught in english in America for at least 5 years then you are exempt from APHRA english tests, just have to prove you have completed this education, if however you want to apply for substantial visa you will be required to pass an english test.
  4. Visit  jjaros00 profile page
    Quote from lilly1980
    Etoile, took me forever! Partially because I received my BSN in an accelerated program, which I don't think they are familiar with, so I had several requests for additional information. After I mailed them the documents (and apparently I couldn't even send it fedex because it's a global post office box) it took about 10 days...snail mail status. I would typically get a response 1 week -2 weeks after via email. Sometimes it wasn't clear what they needed and what I interepreted wasn't always what they wanted, so that was a bit frustrating. In total it took me 5 months after several correspondences...(I did have some delays waiting for documents from my school so that cost me a good month all in all, I would say it took me 3-4 months.)

    Hopefully, yours will be much faster
    Lilly (and others),

    I also went through an accelerated BSN program. What would you advise I do/how would you advise me proceeding with AHPRA and obtaining a job in Aus? I'm a US nurse, 1 year exp as a nurse (9 months as a psychiatric nurse, 4 months and counting in general med surg). I'm also engaged to an Australian (hence the desire to move, lol)


  5. Visit  jjaros00 profile page
    Finally read through all the posts made here, and they've been extremely helpful. Still am wondering about my questions and hoping this post will grab the attention of etoile88 and everyone else here. Hope you all are enjoying nursing in Australia!