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by rajo rajo (Member) Member

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Just trying to give back to the community which helped me get started.

About me:

- Originally from the Philippines

- Bridging program in 2012

- Living and working in Sydney since 2012

- Theatre Nurse RN (Operating Room)

- I compiled and submitted all my visa application requirements from business visa, which was needed when I applied for the bridging program, to Australian citizenship by myself

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

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dianah has 43 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology.

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Thank you for being available as a resource, rajo!

I'm sure you will be called upon for your knowledge and perspective.

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nznurse93 has 2 years experience as a BSN.

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Is working in Australia all its cracked up to be? I'm from nz and keep hearing about how much more Australian nurses make and all the benifets they get. So is it worth it? Do you now if there's any major differences with nz and Aus nurses.

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blueberryandsushi has 1 years experience.

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Hi rajo I am also a nurse from the Philippines. I am planning to take the OET this june as I was hired in the UK. In the future I really want to work as a nurse and settle permanently in Australia, however, I don't know the first step to apply. Need your advice. Thanks.

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Hello! Thank you for being willing to help!

1. How much nursing experience did u have in Philippine before moving to Australia?

2. How long is the bridging program?

3. How is nursing in Australia compared to your experience in other places?

Thank you so much!

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Hi Vivian from PH. May I ask how big is the chance to get an employer that will provide a visa sponsorship for you after the BP? Thanks a lot.

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Hello!

Have you worked with any American theatre nurses? Or American nurses in Australia? If so, how have they described their experiences? Also, how much do theatre nurses make after 2-3 years of experience? Is there a demand for theatre nurses in Sydney and Melbourne? How long did the registration process take?

Do you need to look for a hospital first to sponsor you for a visa? Thanks!

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Hello!

Have you worked with any American theatre nurses? Or American nurses in Australia? If so, how have they described their experiences? Also, how much do theatre nurses make after 2-3 years of experience? Is there a demand for theatre nurses in Sydney and Melbourne? How long did the registration process take?

Do you need to look for a hospital first to sponsor you for a visa? Thanks!

Gday Danceluver. I'm a US nurse working in Australia. Theatre nurse pay is 62k - 80k in AUD p.a. + superfund

Yes. Theatre nursing in some demand. Rego process takes about 3 months from the time the final application is submitted.

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Gday Danceluver. I'm a US nurse working in Australia. Theatre nurse pay is 62k - 80k in AUD p.a. + superfund

Yes. Theatre nursing in some demand. Rego process takes about 3 months from the time the final application is submitted.

Is this salary enough to live in the bigger cities like Melbourne or Sydney? As a US citizen will they be keen on hiring theatre nurses in the bigger hospitals (with experience)? Or even Brisbane? How are you enjoying your career and life in Australia? Thanks!

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Is working in Australia all its cracked up to be? I'm from nz and keep hearing about how much more Australian nurses make and all the benifets they get. So is it worth it? Do you now if there's any major differences with nz and Aus nurses.

What do you mean by "cracked up"?

Australian dollar is higher than NZ dollar so yeah it is all worth it.

I know a lot of NZ nurses coming over to Australia.

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Hi rajo I am also a nurse from the Philippines. I am planning to take the OET this june as I was hired in the UK. In the future I really want to work as a nurse and settle permanently in Australia, however, I don't know the first step to apply. Need your advice. Thanks.

2 ways:

One

1. Have at least 3 years experience for better chance of hiring

2. Pass OET/IELTS/PTE

3. Apply for a bridging program

4. Pass your bridging program

5. AHPRA RN

6. Find sponsorship

OR

1. Repeat your RN degree here which takes 3 years

2. Pass English exam.

3. Pass your RN degree

4. AHPRA RN

5. Apply for new grad program

6. Find sponsor

*if you meet the immigration points for Permanent Residency, then apply for it right away once you get your registration

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