Quote from ShalomRN
I am a Registered nurse in the US and moving to Adelaide in a couple months. I will be finishing NP school in a few weeks here! Does anyone know if I can work as an NP in Adelaide and what the process is? Do they hire new grad NPs?
While I look for NP jobs and follow the paperwork there for that, I would like to work as an RN in the meantime. Are there any particular hospitals/clinics in Adelaide that you know is hiring and pays well?
Thank you so much!
You will have to be assessed as an RN first by our national registration for health professionals first. Then they will look at your NP quals.
Here in Australia, Nurse Practitioners have to be an RN and specialised with experience of 4-5 years first and then take a nurse practitioner masters, before they are endorsed as NP.
When you are treated by a Nurse Practitioner in Australia you can be sure they have loads of experience.
Yes, Nurse Practitioners are everywhere in Australia. But there must be positions available, there really is not a NP fresh grad, as they already have experience in advancenursing decisions when they are endorsed and have been working as an Nurse practitioner candidate.
As for jobs forRN's first of all you must have working rights.
One forumer here was saying it is difficult at this time for nursing positions in Adelaide.
There are all the major hospitals there, it is difficult to say how difficult work is to get, when we have no idea if you require sponsorship etc. If you do have working rights, it is possibly easier to approach the HR departments for work. Work casual (if you have that right) and get your foot in the door, so to speak.