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 traveler in the US. I have almost 2 years of experience. I would really love to work in Australia though. I have spoken to one travel agency - Worldwide Travel Staffing, but haven't talked to them much more than a couple phone calls. All I've really gotten out of them is it's usually a year-long commitment, and lots of paperwork?
I've seen some people say work with an agency, don't work with an agency..and the whole process just seems very confusing. Any tips, hints? Do I need to do one of the bridging programs..take an exam? I'm very tentative to do this by myself without an agency there to help me out.
May 11, '12
by ceridwyn Guide
If you are educated secondary, educated nursing and practised in the USA it seems you do not have to do the IELTS for Australia, however if you are thinking about the UK, then yes, even from the USA does not get you out of the IELTS.
I was born in the UK, but brought to Australia as a 3 month old, parents english speakers and sometimes a bit of welsh, I was educated in Australia and still need to do I need IELTS for the NMC of the UK, (it is not required UK to Australia), but if I had been educated in an EU country and not in english IELTS is not required.
The only thing my heritage brings me (at the moment) in the UK is permission to stay and work even without nursing registration.
I know, off topic.....but has to do with Australia and not sure if poster was referring to the EU or Australia for IELTS.
Last edit by ceridwyn on May 11, '12