USA RN to Melbourne!!! - page 6

Hello fellow nurses!!! I'm a USA RN with 1 yr med/surg experience. I already got Australia RN license and passed ANMAC's skill assessment for immigration!!! I'm planning to move to a big... Read More

  1. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from ajoo
    @ silverdragon

    did you transfer from us to australia? i really want to talk to somebody who've already went through the process. And you talked about getting an employer to sponser the visa, in this case which visa can I be on and be hired? because I know that i have to be in AUstralia and be hired first and then the employer will sponsor. isn't that true? if not how does it work?
    I am in Canada but suggest you read the Australian immigration website here Compliance - Securing Australia's Borders
  2. Visit  scrambled dna profile page
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    (1) I am European by origin leaving in the USA for the last 26 years. There are some cultural "sensitivities" I recognize in the experiences described above. It appears to me that Australians are direct, like the Europeans, where in the USA people smile more, are polite, but because of political correctness fueled by fear of lawsuits they do not express their true feelings.
    (2) I received my RN training in the USA, and I worked (for one year) with a male RN from Romania who practiced in both countries. In Europe (he said) one is expected to be more of a generalist (like in the rural USA or AU) where in the USA nursing is highly specialized, so not having general experience may make a US nurse look less prepared.
    (3) Nursing work-load is changing in the USA because of the current financial difficulties experienced by the healthcare system; our ratio in med-sur changed from 1:4 to 1:5 patients (reduced quality).
    This is my experience I hope to bring with me in Australia, wife and two kids.
    I thank you for sharing your experiences, and hope to learn from your advice. My wife is a dental hygienist, can anyone share any info on their practice in AU?
  3. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from scrambled dna
    in the USA people smile more, are polite, but because of political correctness fueled by fear of lawsuits they do not express their true feelings.
    LOL! Fear of lawsuits!? I don't think so. Nobody is going to sue me for expressing my true feelings. Do you actually believe what you wrote above?
  4. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
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    Yeah, Australian health care is changing big time as well with cutbacks yet growing population.
    We are now to include nursing attendants that will be included in our pt ratios, RN nurses places getting cutback, EN nurses given the places.
    Graduates and experienced RNs not finding work, many applications for all jobs, employers can now be very choosey.
    Good luck finding nurses paradise.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Dec 28, '13
  5. Visit  scrambled dna profile page
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    Stereotyping or generalizing is of course wrong. Having lived in the USA for the last 26 years I have to agree with the cardiologist, but not with his directed anger. No one american, especially leaving oversees is responsible for the stupidity and arrogance exhibited by WA DC. I am just as furious at our government that insist on telling us we are a democracy; yet they are running a surveillance program unmatched even by the former Soviet Union. It is why I made the first enquiries to move my family from this land handicapped by lawsuits, political correctness, corrupt politicians, and social inequality possible under the "watchful eye" of the fourth brunch of the federal government, the lobbyist. After some research Australia deserves to be called a democracy: for its lack of political correctness, sarcastic sincerity, safety, nationalism, opportunities, and for maintaining a healthy middle class.
  6. Visit  scrambled dna profile page
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    It sounds like the US these days. Economical realities will force us to unsafe nursing/patient ratios, yet I wouldn't mind finding a job in AU. Your country is more of a democracy than the USA. God bless you.
  7. Visit  scrambled dna profile page
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    If you never leaved anywhere else other that the USA, you have no way of knowing. One has to be extremely careful in the US versus other countries. And the comment was not directed to you personally. You act typically american.
    Last edit by scrambled dna on Dec 28, '13 : Reason: elaborate more
  8. Visit  Bringonthenight profile page
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    Yeah, Australian health care is changing big time as well with cutbacks yet growing population. We are now to include nursing attendants that will be included in our pt ratios, RN nurses places getting cutback, EN nurses given the places. Graduates and experienced RNs not finding work, many applications for all jobs, employers can now be very choosey. Good luck finding nurses paradise.
    I have no problem with bringing in more Enrolled Nurses into the acute care sector. I've found the expansion of their scope has only benefitted the wards in Queensland that I have worked.

    When I've worked in Victoria I found that ENs were treated like AINs, such a waste, the healthcare system could save so much money by using ENs properly. Remember ENs are now educated at diploma level.

    I've worked in all RN wards and wards where there were 2 RNs 4 ENs and a nursing attendant. Both wards ran equally smooth the only difference was that the NUM wasn't breaking budget on the latter ward.

    I do agree with your post though, the healthcare system in Aus is changing and cutbacks are happening left right and centre.
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  9. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
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    [QUOTE. After some research Australia deserves to be called a democracy: for its lack of political correctness, sarcastic sincerity, safety, nationalism, opportunities, and for maintaining a healthy middle class.[/QUOTE]

    In my opinion you are misguided in believing all of this statement in reference to a Australia, political correctness is rampant to the stage we are no longer to refer to Christmas holidays, tree,presents, etc nothing to do with Christmas is mentioned in schools and the famous Christmas tree in Parliament House not put up this year in fear of insulting our immigrants that do not have a Christian background.

    We cannot tell anybody we cannot understand their accent - this is considered a racial slur!
    As for the Australian , she will be right mate culture- has gone, nobody trusts each other nor the government with constant change in policies and lies, we are going down fast as their are not enough tax payers (and not enough jobs) to pay for all the people on government benefits, and all the government spending on infrastructure thus all the health cutbacks.
    They (government) are discussing making retirement age 70!!!! Just to keep some taxpayers payin for all the other crap.
    Your research is sadly lead you astray.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Dec 28, '13
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  10. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from scrambled dna
    If you never leaved anywhere else other that the USA, you have no way of knowing. One has to be extremely careful in the US versus other countries. And the comment was not directed to you personally. You act typically american.
    Ah but I have of course lived in other countries, including several in Europe and Australia. In fact I am a citizen of New Zealand. I own a home in Queensland. Your assertion is absolutly incorrect. Regular citizens in the USA do not walk about worried somebody will sue them for expressing their feelings. That is absurd.
    I never dreamed your comments was aimed at me personaly. I don't really understand why you felt the need to point that out.
  11. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    [QUOTE. After some research Australia deserves to be called a democracy: for its lack of political correctness, sarcastic sincerity, safety, nationalism, opportunities, and for maintaining a healthy middle class.[/QUOTE]

    Havening spend considerable time in Australia living, working and visiting family over the last two decades I find this view not only inaccurate, but rather simplistic and juvenile.
    You will be in for a major reality shock if an when you get there.
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  12. Visit  jmont profile page
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    It's been awhile since this thread has had any activity - but I'm very curious if anyone can comment to the ease of finding work as an RN in Perth or Melbourne areas at this point? Are there still limited jobs available?

    I was really interested to read all the different perspectives presented in this thread... some food for thought for sure!

    The other burning question I have (which is related to some of the comments here) is whether the role of the RN in a big city (like perth or melbourne) is going to differ much from that of an RN in a big city here in the US? I am not a nurse and have no first-hand knowledge of how it is in either country, but have heard & read so much about it that I'm completely overwhelmed! I would LOVE some first-hand accounts!
  13. Visit  siobe126 profile page
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    Hello! Reading your post is really exciting! I know its a while back, but I am kind of in your position. I was wondering if you could help me figure out how to do this. I am a US RN with 6 years acute care experience. I want to move to Melbourne, Australia and work there as a nurse. I intend to relocate there and hopefully become a permanent resident. What should I do first? I would like to know how you did it. Thanks!

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