Welcome to the Forum - General Aussie Chat - page 17

Having been guilty myself of hijacking threads saying hello and just chatting to my fellow Aussies I thought it might be worthwhile for us to have a thread that is just dedicated to general Aussie... Read More

  1. by   bubblesthenurse
    hey guys!!!
    well i am no longer emplyed at the moment!!! its fabulous!!! my last day was last sunday. i leave for the northern territory in 2 weeks!!!! i'm so excited!!!

    i will definately be using allnurses more while i'm in remote areas.

    see you all back here soon!!!
  2. by   Grace Oz
    Quote from bubblesthenurse
    hey guys!!!
    well i am no longer emplyed at the moment!!! its fabulous!!! my last day was last sunday. i leave for the northern territory in 2 weeks!!!! i'm so excited!!!

    i will definately be using allnurses more while i'm in remote areas.

    see you all back here soon!!!
    good luck and have fun out in the bush!
  3. by   Grace Oz
    Quote from NurseJewels
    Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm currently an American Nursing student doing an RN-MSN program in California. The reason I'm posting here is because my boyfriend, who happens to be Australian and resides in Melbourne, and I have been together for almost 3 years now and I am planning to move to Melbourne to do nursing after graduation in 2008

    I came across this discussion forum a few months ago and it seems to have lots of great information and resources. I look forward to learning more about Australian nursing and the process to apply/register in Australia as I complete my education here.
    WELCOME and G'day!
    You'll LOVE Australia for sure!
  4. by   chickie72
    hi from the gold coast

    i need info from as many australian nurses as possible about 12 hour shifts.i am commencing a survey on the implementation of 12 hour shifts and need good and bad feedback about 12 hour shifts. do you work off a 4 week roster or some thing else.
    anything would be good, other paediatric wards in QLD are doing 12 hour shifts and some of our staff are looking to work at these hospitals and it would mean our good skill mix breaking apart and morale heading downhill.

    hope to hear from you all soon
    thanks
  5. by   estuh
    I am an Rn trained in Kenya but in Australia at the moment. My last job in kenya involved doing 12 hour shifts in an emergency department. it had just been introduced and it was good for me because I was also a student and had more days off. But to be honest it was crazy by the end of the day. people were beggining to feel demoralised.
  6. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from chickie72
    hi from the gold coast

    i need info from as many australian nurses as possible about 12 hour shifts.i am commencing a survey on the implementation of 12 hour shifts and need good and bad feedback about 12 hour shifts. do you work off a 4 week roster or some thing else.
    anything would be good, other paediatric wards in QLD are doing 12 hour shifts and some of our staff are looking to work at these hospitals and it would mean our good skill mix breaking apart and morale heading downhill.

    hope to hear from you all soon
    thanks
    Hi
    Im in NSW we do 12 hour shifts off a 6 week roster with rotation to nights 1 week in 6, works well here, everyone seems happy enough with the 12 hours and its great having the 4 days off. Some prefer to work the 3 shifts in a row, others prefer to work 2 have a day or off then work the other. Everyone works well around this as there is a good mix of staff here. I personally love doing it and havent really got anything bad to say about it. Hope it works out OK for you.
    x
  7. by   bastiangillian
    hi there,

    newbie here from the Phils interested to work in Australia.. I have read some of gwenith's posts but it would help if there's somethin about visa 442. I understand it's the only route suited for me, a new graduate without experience..question: are there org still nominating for occupational training? should I apply direct to them? or are there agencies?

    thanks and congrats to this forum.

    derek
  8. by   gentlegiver
    Hello, I'm planning a vacation in Aus. for next Feb. Have a few friends there. Can't wait! Was supposed to go there this past Feb. but my daughter was due for her first baby ( a boy, 8 lbs, 11 oz) so I have to wait.
  9. by   Grace Oz
    Quote from gentlegiver
    Hello, I'm planning a vacation in Aus. for next Feb. Have a few friends there. Can't wait! Was supposed to go there this past Feb. but my daughter was due for her first baby ( a boy, 8 lbs, 11 oz) so I have to wait.
    Congratulations on your new grandchild.

    In advance to Oz! I'm sure you will enjoy your time here. Safe travels!
    Cheers..............
  10. by   safewaygreenbox
    I am just starting the 12 hour shifts where I work in the UK - i know that some wards have dropped it allready tho!! Good luck to us
  11. by   Pedusc
    I am quite convinced that with the emergence of pseudo-nursing professions and their consolidation and retrieval of nursing responsibilities, in time to come, there may not be much left to do in the name of "nursing" making the profession essentially irrelevant. This is my piece.
  12. by   jacejudi
    hi i just joined allnurses
    my name is judi and im a 2nd yr student and work as an AIN

    Ive read some stuff here and decided to join... Im in Toowoomb QLD
  13. by   AussieTina
    Welcome Judi.

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