I'm planning to enroll and study at Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotoroa with a course of Graduate Diploma in Infection and Control, level 7 with a duration of 1 year.
But lately, I'm confused with my consultant fromhttp://www.goldensummitph.com/ if she's really telling me the truth. She told me that all i need is 3 months nursing experience here in our country and then i can study at Waiariki Institute of Technology for 1year, and after I graduate, I will just have to proceed with my 6 weeks training and I can be immediately become an RN there in New Zealand.
However, my aunt who's presently living in New zealand told me that I still need to have 2 years working experience here in my country before i can work there as a nurse, because based on what happened to my cousin, she graduated in Waiariki last year with a course of Graduate Diploma in Infection and Control, level 3. And now she is working only as a caregiver and she said if she really wants to become a nurse, she needs to go back here in the Philippines and have a working experience of 2 years in the hospital.
I want to know who is telling me the truth, so that I can make my decision and plan for my other options as early as possible. Hoping for your kind response. Thank you.
Jan 6, '13
by ceridwyn Guide
If thinking of going via Australia because of Tasman agreement, because easier - criteria#, Australia too is about to have a consultation on assessment of overseas nurses also, because of issues, and New Zealand Nursing Council no doubt complaining of the unsatisfactory Australian criteria, and will follow this criteria of at least 2 years experience.
#Education took place not in a Australian university standard and/or no experience in home country, let alone a foreign country - First year/graduate - when all the serious learning as a professional practitioner, Registered Nurse, actually takes place.
Last edit by ceridwyn on Jan 7, '13