US-trained nurse looking to migrate to Australia or New Zealand - page 3
by BSNSN 23,849 Views | 47 Comments
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. I graduated this month with... Read More
- 0Feb 21, '13 by nephron19I was also wondering how easy it is to transfer licenses between states? So if I get my license thru the Victoria office but end up in Sydney would it be difficult to transfer it over or vice versa? I'm not sure where I will be living but want to get the ball rolling with my paperwork.
- 0Feb 21, '13 by K+MgSO4It is a national registration. AHPRA replaced the state nursing boards a few years ago so once you registered your good for anywhere in the country! One of the criteria for registration is that you have PI insurance. The cheapest way to get this is via the nursing union.
Unions are not the dirty word here as they seem to be in the USA!
- 0Feb 21, '13 by K+MgSO4Talk to your insurance company. When I first left Ireland they said they could insure me for 6 months overseas so I paid for that while getting myself sorted here. Be aware non resident health insurance is expensive here. Because all Aussie's are entitled to Medicare there is no way your employer will pay it. However you can get tax relief on it at the end of the financial year.
- 0Mar 27, '13 by Bama RNAustralian 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.