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Hi all, 

I am just writing up on this topic in case anyone needs information during there application process , there was not a lot when i was looking earlier this year.  

 

I am an Australian Registered nurse, i studied in Queensland at USC and graduated 2016. I have been working as an RN ever since. Before i was an RN i was an EEN for a few years. 

 

I started my NNAS application process 29/01/2019. 

Timeline: 

Form for registration with AHPRA sent 29/01/2019 via normal Australian post. Requesting a certificate of good standing, also sent the NNAS form to AHPRA to see if they would complete. 

29/01/2019: 

Sent education forms to University of the Sunshine coast to complete via normal post. 

30/01/2019: 

1st employment: sent employment form to previously worked at hospital on the 30/01/2019 with a registered international envelope inside.  

30/01/2019:   

Current employment form sent to NNAS via Registered international mail on 30/01/2019.  

30/01/2019:   

Student forms sent to SBIT via Australian Registered post on 30/01/2019 with an international registered envelope inside. 

31/01/2019: Met with legal public notary. Notarised: Passport, drivers license, birth certificate and marriage certificate. Documents stamped, sealed, red ribbon and associated written document by lawyer also provided. Sent via international registered post. 

01/02/2019: 1st employer has sent application form to NNAS via international post. 

22/02/2019:  AHPRA confirmed they have sent required documents to NNAS. 

26/04/2019: documents received and under authentication by NNAS from USC (Uni RN degree) 

26/4/19: documents stamped and sent today from SBIT- (TAFE for my EEN diploma)

19/6/2019: NNAS "ready for review" 

19/10/2019: Ready for final review. Everything meets requirements. 

02/11/2019: NNAS request additional from university via email. Date discrepancy.  

06/11/2019: University confirms they have emailed NNAS the required clarification. 

07/11/2019: Advisory report issued that night, and received a comparable report at 68.5%. 

08/11/2019: applied to CARNA and i have emailed the requested documents.  Now awaiting next steps from CARNA. 

TIPS: 

Get all your information together as soon as possible. 

Send the application for AHPRA via their email, not via post (silly mistake on my behalf, i didn't realise i could, this would have made things a bit quicker). 

Have a big discussion with your uni about what is required, do you own hours breakdown so nothing is missed. The more info they have the better. Ask for a copy of everything they send to NNAS, so the NNAS cant say something was missed (if the NNAS lose something for instance) This will also give you an opportunity to make sure everything looks right and ask the uni to make changes were needed. The schooling stuff takes the longest to get.  

SEND EVERYTHING via EXPRESS international post- my mistake, my mail took nearly 4 weeks to arrive in the USA, and then one of the forms i sent with an express post arrived after 4 days, this would have sped up my time i believe. The NNAS is slow and will not give you a time frame after they have received all your information.   

 

My Nursing hours breakdown from the NNAS report: 

I had a total of 549 pages of syllabus combined sent to the NNAS. 

960 hours of clinical placement 

148 hours of lab hours 

1050 direct theory hours: 

Maternal/infant nursing: 8 hours and 2 hours of lab 

Paeds: 51 theory hours, 2 lab hours and 40 placement hours 

Mental health: 77 theory hours and 80 hours placement 

Medical nursing: 296 theory hours, 41 lab hours, 260 placement hours 

Surgical nursing: 135 theory hours, 34 lab hours, 260 placement hours 

Geriatric nursing: 114 theory hours, 1 lab hour, 200 placement hours 

Community Health: 87 theory hours, 8 lab hours, 200 placement hours 

Anatomy & Physiology: 81 theory hours 

Pathophysiology: 78 theory hours, 12 lab hours 

Pharmacology: 124 theory hours, 47 lab hours 

 

If anyone has any questions, ask away. Ill update on how CARNA goes, now i might need to study for the NCLEX! 

Edited by ChelseaE92

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Thank you so much for the information! How did you get paeds and maternity hours? have you done the midwife degree as well ?? :) 

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tigress_8207 has 5 years experience.

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Hi thanks for the information.I applied to NNAS in December 2018 and am still waiting for my advisory report.When I called in October I was told they had an influx of applications and are trying to get all processed at the same time so give them a little more time so am kindda surprised that you have already received yours.Anyway nothing before its time and wishing you the best of luck going forward.

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11 hours ago, naseo said:

Thank you so much for the information! How did you get paeds and maternity hours? have you done the midwife degree as well ?? :) 

No i didn't do Mid. My uni had "the child client" as an elective which i did and "child youth and family" as a core subject. 

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GARY SONI specializes in RN.

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Hi,

I am also graduated from USC , we studied child , youth and family as well. But They did not write anything in my pediatric hours section , have you done any obstetric placement or theory ? Thanks 

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3 hours ago, GARY SONI said:

Hi,

I am also graduated from USC , we studied child , youth and family as well. But They did not write anything in my pediatric hours section , have you done any obstetric placement or theory ? Thanks 

Hey, 

Yea. 

Maternal/infant nursing: 8 hours and 2 hours of lab- this was my obstetric- no placement. 

Paeds: 51 theory hours, 2 lab hours and 40 placement hours 

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