I will be graduating in April '07, and hubby and I have discussed moving to Australia for 2 years or so after that. Anyone have advice on what to look for, or look out for? job wise and otherwise. We've never lived outside of Canada, so any information, links, advice will be appreciated.
Mar 12, '05
Quote from talaxandra
First, congratulations on your wise decision :chuckle Canadian and Australian cultures are somewhat similar, so acclimatising shouldn't be too hard. When you're narrowing the location down a bit prepare for a bun fight on the board about which is the best state - there's some rivalry down here because the other states can't accept the awesomeness of Victoria
There's a sticky on the Aussie/NZ forum that has a lot of helpful advice, including links to various registration bodies etc.
The absolutely most important thing to bear in mind is that, even though they pay great, stay away from remote/rural nursing positions - I have friends who've worked in those positions and loved it, but you really have to be experienced in general, and have worked here for a while. Sometimes you're the only health provider for several thousand square kilometres.
Thanks for the answer. I really know nothing about Australia other than you have REALLY neat wildlife.
What do you mean when you say 'bun fight on the board about which is the best state'?
Besides the stickies (which I'll check out asap) Are there any other sources for general info that you would recomend?
Also, when I've looked (longingly) at job posting for Australia, I see public and private hospitals mentioned. what is the difference? Anything to watch out for with either kind? also, are there places any of you would recommend if I wanted to get my nurse practitioner while I was there? Who has the best programs? etc...
Last edit by blue heron on Mar 12, '05