US-trained nurse looking to migrate to Australia or New Zealand - page 3

Hi, I am looking to migrate to Australia and/or New Zealand. The Australian cities I had in mind are Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The New Zealand cities I had in mind are Wellington and Auckland. ... Read More

  1. by   K+MgSO4
    Just remembered after that ran out I got overseas visitors cover. It is quite expensive I paid over $2000 for a years cover but I claimed some it back in tax at the end of the financial year.
  2. by   guruns1
    Bama RN..i am also a us rn applying for ahpra reg...can u help me with the resume? Am really lost...thnx
  3. by   Bama RN
    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Standard Format for Curriculum Vitae

    There's the format the require for your CV. Make sure it is exactly like that with the statement about it bring true and correct at the end. Must sign it in front of a notary, and it must be the original.

    For the clinical skills, I listed everything I can do from taking blood pressures manually to giving meds , right down to the skills needed in my specialty area. It may be helpful to go to a nursing school website and look at their check offs, or a travel nursing site and look at their skills lists.

    Hope this helps, and ignore any typos...on my stupid phone.
  4. by   guruns1
    Bama RN...thnx for taking time to reply...i was confused abt the internship and observership we put our clinical senior synthesis from nursing school in that section? I would really appreciate your help...)
  5. by   Bama RN
    Sorry it's taken me a bit to get back to you. Yes, I made sure to put all of my clinicals, and I even made sure to put them in my CV.
  6. by   guruns1
    Bama RN...thank you for replying...really appreciate your help )
  7. by   ajoo
    how long does it take to get a nursing license in Australia these days? I have u.s. nursing license and trying to move to australia please help
  8. by   Mapleleaf33
    I am also planning on applying for registration in Australia. Do you know how much detail the nurses board wants when you send transcripts? Do they require that you send course outlines for each course completed? For clinical courses do they only want hours completed or details of skills used in clinical?

    Hope you can help

    I am a Canadian Registered Nurse with 2 years university from Australia and 2 years university from Canada
    Last edit by Mapleleaf33 on May 13, '13
  9. by   nephron19
    I have a question about notarizing documents. Did you all notarize every sheet you sent in or just the pages that contain signatures? I have over 50 pages to send in and at $5/page thats quite expensive!
  10. by   Bama RN
    You have to certify everything that's a copy. See this link. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Certifying Documents

    " Copies of documents provided in support of an application, or other purpose required by the National Law, must be certified as true copies of the original documents."

    I don't know if you've checked around, but both of my banks provided notary service free for members.
  11. by   nephron19
    Hi all!

    for anyone out there in Australia on a 462 work holiday visa- what agency did you get your insurance through? I'm blindly searching google... anyone know of cheap and reliable plans? thanks!
  12. by   Mommynurseof2
    Hoping to move to Australia in another year with the hubby and two kids.
    Was curious which visa you applied for? I am 34 so due to the age requirement I have to apply for permanent residence for skilled workers right? The paperwork really looks daunting!!
    Really hoping its not hard to find a job since my six years of nursing has been mostly L&D and some nursery, and only midwives work in labor in Oz :/ Will hospitals train US RN's to different positions than experienced in? Any advice?
  13. by   nocturnal10
    Bama RN, how much experience did you have before you applied?