Didn't get into new grad program - what next? - page 3

So I didn't get into my new graduate program (no surprise, I KNEW I stuffed the interview up!) and so now I am looking at nursing jobs... and they all require experience. The only places that... Read More

  1. by   ceridwyn
    We are discussing Registered Nurses not students and as Australian graduates have student debts, no Australian would even consider it understanding our culture, it seems to be an idea for overseas new grads who are not getting work and believe they should, against AHPRA responsibilities and against Australian values and history, be allowed to work for nothing or pay for the priviledge.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Sep 11, '14
  2. by   red_caviar
    "Adelaide University law professor Andrew Stewart told ABC Local Radio 720 that unpaid internships occurred in "pretty much every area where you find an oversupply of graduates and a lot of competition for jobs. He said unpaid work experience as part of an organised educational training program was perfectly legal".
  3. by   ceridwyn
    And I state, yet again, a Registered nurse cannot work as an RN in an Australian health facility without being paid award wages, not only is it culturally insensitive to even keep insisting this should happen to Australuan nurses but the RN will not be insured and not forfilling professional responsibilities as a nurse with AHPRA.
    And he is not correct, interns are supposed to be paid.

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    Last edit by ceridwyn on Sep 12, '14
  4. by   ceridwyn
    I will state, yet again, a Registered nurse cannot work as an RN in an Australian health facility without being paid award wages, not only is it culturally insensitive to even keep insisting this should happen to Australuan nursing, but the RN will not be insured and not forfilling professional responsibilities as a nurse with AHPRA.

    The word intern is not used in nursing for a graduate, is not often used for any graduates in Australia, it is used only in the business world and for law graduates were there is a massive oversupply, but as a law intern they would still expect to be paid, funny how everybody gets one snippet of information and and become experts.
  5. by   red_caviar
    fair enough

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