Australian, New Zealand and South East Asian Nursing Resources - page 7

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i am starting this thread devoted to listing web resources for nurses not only in australia and new zealand but any of our regional areas. anyone is invited to add to the thread with a new resource or site they would like to... Read More


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    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry, but they have never included school as work experience before and do not think that is the case now either. No country considers training as work experience when applying for licensure as well as the volunteer training in your country as well.

    Just have not seen it happen when someone has applied to there, you are going to need to complete a bridge program more than likely.

    thanks suzanne4 for the information...in my case i'm willing to take up a bridging course no problem with that...but i'm thinking if in the assessment by the ANMC do u have any idea if they will be requiring a work experience coz i have none so far. but if the requirement is only ielts and bridging course then i'm willing to go through that? do u have any idea about the necessity of work experience?
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry, but they have never included school as work experience before and do not think that is the case now either. No country considers training as work experience when applying for licensure as well as the volunteer training in your country as well.

    Just have not seen it happen when someone has applied to there, you are going to need to complete a bridge program more than likely.

    thanks suzanne4 for the information...in my case i'm willing to take up a bridging course no problem with that...but i'm thinking if in the assessment by the ANMC do u have any idea if they will be requiring a work experience coz i have none so far. but if the requirement is only ielts and bridging course then i'm willing to go through that? do u have any idea about the necessity of work experience?
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    Hello. I am a newbie here. I just want to ask if I am required to have a working experience in my country to be qualified to work there in Australia?
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    You would be best to write to the Australian Nursing Council.
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    hello there.. i already took the ielts for new zealand and i'm still eager to know if they're willing to hire entry level nurses...can you please let me know.. thank you.. thank you.god bless..

    we do not permit e-mail addresses or contact information to be included here. your has been removed as per tos requirements.

    suzanne4
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    hi
    can anyone give me the link to the website for filipino nurses in NZ? thanks
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    Hi everyone, but most especially to all Filipino nurses who are working in Australia.

    My name is Ross, an Operating Room RN from the Philippines. I am in the process of immigrating to Australia, and I am also gathering all sorts of information regarding my decision to move there. I have several questions that I hope you could help me with:

    1. First of all, are there other nurses out there (who are educated in the Philippines and who have work experience in the Philippines) who have been assessed by the ANMC? What are the results? Is there somebody out there who was assessed as "not suitable" for immigration? Why?

    2. Are Australian doctors extremely demanding (bordering on the mean) when dealing with nurses? I have worked in the OR, which is quite a stressful area because it obviously involves opening up people and working on their insides. Doctors here could be very, very demanding. I don't balme them, since surgeries are very stressful. Nevertheless, stress is contagious so the doctors' stress is displaced towards us nurses. Are Aussie doctors the same? Do they shout at nurses and do they throw instruments if the instruments do not function very well?

    3. A delicate question...racism. I have heard that there is some racism in Australia. Is it true? I hope not because I have a high regard and respect for the values that Australians cherish, like equality and fairness.

    4. What is the best Australian state to live and work in? More importantly, what Australian state offers the simplest process of registration? I have heard that some states require Filipino nurses to undergo a bridging program, yet others do not. I want to work as soon as possible when I go there, so I want a state that would accept my credentials. Besides, a bridging program is expensive...and I want to start working! What are your experiences?

    In terms of quality of life, I am choosing between Brisbane (Queensland), and Melbourne (Victoria).

    5. How about the financial stuff and the benefits? Are Filipino nurses in Australia paid justly? How about the work hours? Treatment from supervisors and co-workers? Please enlighten me.

    I think that would be all for now. My apologies for the lengthy message. It's just that I have a LOT of questions and I do not know anybody in Australia who can answer them.

    Thanks for your help. I hope to hear your answers soon.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry, but they have never included school as work experience before and do not think that is the case now either. No country considers training as work experience when applying for licensure as well as the volunteer training in your country as well.

    Just have not seen it happen when someone has applied to there, you are going to need to complete a bridge program more than likely.

    hi suzanne4, requesting for your opinion.

    i know that i could get australian license through QNC even if i do not have an "experience".

    i only have "volunteer" and "training" nursing duty exposures just like other filipino nurses.

    assuming i already obtain my australian nursing license (thru QNC), when i apply for work i know that i would receive a "beginner's" salary because i do not have an "experience" eventhough i have "volunteer/training" exposure.

    nonetheless, without regards to that salary thing, could i proudly use my "volunteer/training" nursing duty exposure as a way to convince and show to my prospective employer that i am a skilled nurse (with clinical exposures thru volunteer/training) ? How would they look at me? or will they look at me as indeed a nurse with clinical skills considering my volunteer/trainings eventhough officially they are not "experience" as they would define?

    hope you got my point of question.. thanks..
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    I am new to this site..Is there anybody out there who is already in Australia and can share his/her experience with Australian Student Nurse COnsultancy. Thank you..
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    In New Zealand it would be the same as Australia. If you have graduated you would need to complete a competency programme. The English requirement is to level 7. Some Philipino nurses have come to NZ and have not been able to obtain the English requirements. They have then worked in rest homes until they could become proficient in English. There was an article in our paper not long ago about the amount of Filipino nurses who have come to NZ expecting to work as Registered Nurses only to find they cannot because of the English requirement.


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