Guys, here's the thing, everyone is posting how to go there and get there and come there into these bridging programs, but at the end of the day, we are NOT hearing from many others as evident in recent past years of "Hi, I GOT THE JOB", "I have an JOB INTERVIEW", "I START THE JOB SOON, etc, doesn't that tell you something?
It's very clear in my mind, the job market for nurses, be they of their own or international, is simply not there, it's not happening.
Now, let me clarify this: if it's the aged care, nursing homes, private caretaker jobs, that's NOT for ME, sorry, I prefer and desire to work in a hospital with pediatrics patients, I have many friends that don't care for the aged care or the likes (nothing wrong with these job fields, if that's your calling, go for it), but like many PH friends and batchmates, we want to work in ER, ICU, cancer units, peds, L&D, women's health and the vast specialities. There's so much more working as a nurse than being in the aged care and the likes.
We may hear of a friend or a person that got hired, but I ASK where? In a hospital? The reality is for every one job worker, there's 1,000's still looking for the first interview, the first call back, the first offer.