US male nurse interested in moving to Australia - page 2

by Tyler Ingram

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Hello, I have been reading a few threads from this site regarding nursing in Australia and the proper steps required for immigrant nurses to practice in Australia. However, the more I read, the more I became confused. Can... Read More


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    Thank you, Bama RN! Could reply via google mail only! Thanks!!
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    This is delayed but I want to help anyone else wondering the same question.

    1. Apply on APHRA website - this is the nursing board. Download the form and fill it out. You don't need to fly to Australia to do this. Download, fill out, and mail the umpteen documents (ceritified!)
    2. Wait about 4-8 weeks for them to tell you if you're approved or not.
    3. Once approved, you can apply for jobs.

    Hope that helps! It seemed vague in the beginning when I was applying too. But that is all you need to do. That being said, the application process alone is a nightmare just to gather all the documents and certify them... Best of luck!
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    Hey,I also want to move to Sydney Australia. I'm an american OR nurse. Did you find any good info on moving and finding a job and a place to live?
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    Dunno, think you might need your Msn and Dp" RN perhaps also the Fnp and the Fnnmmpdp - just some Aussie irony humour why not do some research on hospital jobs, starting with places you would like to be. Sydney is very expensive to live. Oh and APHRA for nuring registration is first thing to do.

    Hope someone with the lived experience replies.
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    Quote from Nikki Jay
    Hey,I also want to move to Sydney Australia. I'm an american OR nurse. Did you find any good info on moving and finding a job and a place to live?
    Just a heads up if you're wanting to work in theatre (OR) here in Australian, theatre nurses need to be able to scrub AND circulate. We don't have scrub techs. The major hospitals nurses tend to be either scrub/scout or anaethetic/PACU. The smaller hospitals want you to do all areas.

    So if you don't scrub at the moment in the US its a good idea if you start.
    ceridwyn likes this.


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