I am an associates degree RN(2 yrs college) looking to travel to Australia and work for a year. i am 33,so i know i dont qualify for the WH Visa. I called the AHPRA and asked if it was possible to be licensed in OZ with an ADN,and was directed to their website and the skills assessment process. I have four years of experience,2.5 in hospital,1.5 home care(current),all in pediatrics. (I was also an LPN for 2 yrs on med-surg).
I have read all of the questions about how to apply for the license,and I think I am good with that,but I would like to hear from any other ADN's who have actually done the process to see how likely it is to be approved(as it looks the cost would be $800)? Also,if I do this and get approved,how hard is it to find a hospital that will accept a US nurse? How do you go about the interview process? Are there any travel nurse companies that will accept ADN's? If you get licensure,does that mean that getting a visa is pretty easy?
Also,if possible,if anyone has done this,I would be interested in learning about the whole relocating aspect and what challenges were faced. This is a decision that i want to research fully since it will obviously be costly,(and probably crazy LOL) but if its possible,I am at a point in my life where I need a major change,and I absolutely loved Australia when I visited this spring.
thanks for any info,