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Ahpra refusal! Big help

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Hi everyone!

I applied AHPRA as a registered nurse because I am a RN in my country, after 5 months of waiting Igot a letter of refusal today saying I did not satisfy section 53 and my studied are equivalent to AQF level lV NOT AQF level 7.

I didn't get any eligibility letter with it, which means I can't even do bridging! Will i be getting eligibility letter? I am crying and feel like my dream of becoming an Aussie nurse is over.

iamnomad

Specializes in Acute Care. ER. Aged Care/LTC. Psyche. Has 5 years experience.

Has anyone from your class got an eligibility letter? Regardless, AHPRA has its registration standards that you have to meet. The only option, I believe, if you really want to become an RN here in Australia is to repeat your RN degree here. Or do a conversion program depending how much is the deficiency in your degree. But this option is really expensive, more than $20,000 per year. Plus, there's no apparent nursing shortage in Australia, which may dim your chances of gaining work sponsorship after you finish the degree. So weigh the risks coz you may be spending huge amount of money for nothing.

Thank you for the reply!

I am the first one to apply ahpra from my class(Pakistani Nurse) and I am not sure who to ask. I can't afford that much.

If there's anyone who has gone through this?

iamnomad

Specializes in Acute Care. ER. Aged Care/LTC. Psyche. Has 5 years experience.

Thank you for the reply!

I am the first one to apply ahpra from my class(Pakistani Nurse) and I am not sure who to ask. I can't afford that much.

If there's anyone who has gone through this?

I believe your situation is not unique. I know some nurses who took the 2-year conversion program just to satisfy AHPRA's education requirement. But yeah, you have to have at least $20,000 per year to do that. That's not including the living expenses.

What would you suggest me to do? I feel like my nursing career is over.

iamnomad

Specializes in Acute Care. ER. Aged Care/LTC. Psyche. Has 5 years experience.

Well, technically it's not over. You're still a nurse. Australia is not the only country in this world. Have you tried applying to Middle Eastern countries, like UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, etc? They offer good salary, too.

But after weighing all the risks you still want to become a nurse here, then your only option is to study your nursing degree here. It's the only option I could think of. But yeah, that's pretty expensive.

Thank you so much sir. Could you also tell which state in USA requires the minimal bands in ielts and which state is that please. Thank you so much.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Thank you so much sir. Could you also tell which state in USA requires the minimal bands in ielts and which state is that please. Thank you so much.

You need to check yourself as not all states require IELTS. Also due to retrogression finding employer willing to wait several years will be hard