Does the Canadian RN exam transfer to Australia?

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Hi there,

I am going to be graduating in 2014 and then I am planning on moving with my boyfriend back to his amazing country - Australia. I am getting mixed messages and information regarding the exams to be able to work and get licensing in Aus. I have heard that the Canadian exam will transfer over to Australia and that I only have to take an english test to be able to work in Australia. I have also heard that I will possibly have to take a second RN exam for Australia when I graduate.

Does anyone know what the answer is? Will I have to take another exam to qualify to work as an RN in Australia, or does the Canadian exam transfer?

Thank you!

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Generally you don't have to sit a exam to meet Australian requirements and I think English exam is also excused. Best bet is to check out the APHRA website

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