which level of nursing in aus

  1. hi

    i was just wondering what level i would go in at for nursing in australia.
    i will be a general registered staff nurse. i have just finished my training and plan to move in within my 1st year of qualification. i took the course at diplomal evel.

    regrds
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    Joined: May '09; Posts: 7

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  3. by   carlasbizz
    Thats sound so cool. I would love to travel there. How did you go about doing that. I really would like to know. I really want to get out and see the world. How would I do something like that. I know this is not the answer you wanted I just wanted to comment. Good Luck to you. Carla
  4. by   ANnot4me
    I would be more concerned about whether or not you meet the requirements of registration with a diplomma. First, decide which state you would like to work in, find the website for the nursing board of that state and then contact them..

    Good luck.
  5. by   wilksjo
    hi chigap.

    thanks for the advice about the notice board.

    i will be a qualified registerd nurse so it doesnt matter whether it be via diploma or degree its still the same qualification only one is higher than the other. (worth more).

    hi carlasbiz. if you want to do it go for it. i have to young children and it not going to stop me
  6. by   NurseJewels
    Quote from wilksjo
    hi chigap.

    thanks for the advice about the notice board.

    i will be a qualified registerd nurse so it doesnt matter whether it be via diploma or degree its still the same qualification only one is higher than the other. (worth more).

    hi carlasbiz. if you want to do it go for it. i have to young children and it not going to stop me
    Actually it does matter. Registration in Australia requires that you hold a degree in the equivalent of what Australian nurses are required to hold, and that is a 3-year bachelor's degree. I would do some research on this forum and like someone already suggested get your credentials reviewed by the state in which you wish to be registered. Good luck with your endeavour
  7. by   aussienurseuk
    You will be fine with a diploma. It is regarded the same as the Australian degree. Good idea to check these things out as sometimes people on chat boards inadvertently give incorrect info.
  8. by   wilksjo
    thank you.
    do you go up levels by experience?
  9. by   NurseJewels
    Quote from aussienurseuk
    You will be fine with a diploma. It is regarded the same as the Australian degree. Good idea to check these things out as sometimes people on chat boards inadvertently give incorrect info.
    Funny that a moderator on this international forum would disagree with you:

    US RN moving to Melbourne

    but then again this must be some more inadvertent incorrect info :bowingpur
  10. by   aussienurseuk
    UK Registered General Nursing diploma's ARE equivlent to the Australian 3yr Bachelor of Nursing degree. Having done my degree in Australia and been living/working in UK for 7 years I have NEVER come across any of my UK colleagues having a problem with their diploma's when they go to Aus.
    The link you put in is from a USA nurse NOT a UK nurse. The USA do NOT train the same way as UK. Often the incorrect info IS given on chat boards and I said inadvertently, I don't think i was rude and I most certainly didn't make a personal comment to you NURSEJEWELS. Really no need to be rude to me is there?
  11. by   NurseJewels
    The above poster didnt specify which country they did their training in. There are several different meanings to the word "diploma" which is why in my post I suggested getting reviewed by the state you wish to practice in therefore you can know for sure. I didnt simply say "no it's fine, go for it."

    I think you need to take a deep breath and inadvertently chill out.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from NurseJewels
    Funny that a moderator on this international forum would disagree with you:

    US RN moving to Melbourne

    but then again this must be some more inadvertent incorrect info :bowingpur
    And I was responding to a member asking about ADN training which is usually 2 years of training.

    As said at the end of the day the decision is with the state board
  13. by   aussienurseuk
    Nurse jewels :bowingpur
    I can use that emote too!! lol
    I am chilled, very chilled. Was just trying to share info. sorry it offended you so much, perhaps you should take your own advice?
    I find it a bizarre thing that you would take a post to a thread so personally. Especially as it wasn't even to you
    I was actually replying to the OP. I hadn't even read your post LOL
    But thanks for making a new person to the site feel so welcome.
    I will be sure to steer people clear of here. Bullies anywhere aren't nice.
    Cheers

    Ps. she called herself a staff nurse= a UK nurse. Silly assumption on my part.
  14. by   ceridwyn
    come on, chill out you seem to have taken quite an offence to someone that took offence to you...

    I took it the same way when reading your reply!
    I also was a bit taken back with the post that any qualification will do in Australia, after all, every Australian nurse in the past 20 years has had to go through a university and get an undergrad Bachelor to make it to RN and has worked dammed hard for it. (Not saying that other institutions are easy)

    I take offence that the UK does not give reciprical registration to Australian nurses, even with our Bachelor degree, but they do the EU nurses..... maybe its not so bright colonials view still prevails! :icon_roll............:chuckle

    And yes we do get paid according to our years of experience, in Vic first is Grade 2, years 1-9, then 2nd in charge, Grade 3, and specialist nurses go on higher grades, but you would have to show work records for the hours of experience to get into the year level. or grad dip or grad certs to show you are a specialist in a field of nursing.

    ps I would get a move along, there is talk that skilled migration is going to be cut back.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on May 22, '09

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