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Male, US-trained RN looking for AU & NZ new graduate nurse programs

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Pedusc specializes in Mental Health, Med/surge, Forensics.

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I am a male, new graduate, newly licensed RN in Georgia, USA, and would be delighted if anyone has any information on new graduate nurse opportunities in New Zealand or Australia. I have keen interest in working in either of these countries, and would be glad to read your suggestions and insight. I look foward to your insightful responses.

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i am a male, new graduate, newly licensed rn in georgia, usa, and would be delighted if anyone has any information on new graduate nurse opportunities in new zealand or australia. i have keen interest in working in either of these countries, and would be glad to read your suggestions and insight. my email is pedusc@yahoo.com should anyone decide to email me privately on opprtunities in these countries. i look foward to your insightful responses.

hi pedusc

i hope the following contact details for the nurses reg/board here in sydney, nsw, australia will provide you with some useful information about who to contact regarding your application for the new grad progam in this state.

how to contact the nurses registration board

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postal address : nurses registration board

po box k599

haymarket

sydney, nsw 1238

australia

office address : level 2

28 - 36 foveaux street

surry hills, sydney nsw

the building is located in foveaux street, near the corner of commonwealth street, about two blocks from the elizabeth street exit from sydney's central railway station.

link to white pages(tm) map

telephone : (02) 9219 0222

or rural access number : 1800 241 220 (mobile phones excluded)

or from outside australia : 61-2-9219 0222

facsimile : (02) 9281 2030

or from outside australia : 61-2-9281 2030

e-mail : nursesreg@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

www.nursesreg.nsw.gov.au

best of luck mate!:wink2:

didge

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Pedusc specializes in Mental Health, Med/surge, Forensics.

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thank you didge for the address. i will follow the link and check it out for registration. if i may ask, are you a new rn? and where are you registered? is this picture (photograph) you or the registration officer? thank you again for the direction.

regards,

pedus c eweama, rn, bsn, ba

hi pedusc

i hope the following contact details for the nurses reg/board here in sydney, nsw, australia will provide you with some useful information about who to contact regarding your application for the new grad progam in this state.

how to contact the nurses registration board

recept.jpg

postal address : nurses registration board

po box k599

haymarket

sydney, nsw 1238

australia

office address : level 2

28 - 36 foveaux street

surry hills, sydney nsw

the building is located in foveaux street, near the corner of commonwealth street, about two blocks from the elizabeth street exit from sydney's central railway station.

link to white pages(tm) map

telephone : (02) 9219 0222

or rural access number : 1800 241 220 (mobile phones excluded)

or from outside australia : 61-2-9219 0222

facsimile : (02) 9281 2030

or from outside australia : 61-2-9281 2030

e-mail : nursesreg@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

www.nursesreg.nsw.gov.au

best of luck mate!:wink2:

didge

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In the state of NSW, most new graduate nurses apply through a central body that hires for about 100 hospitals known (not surprisingly) as the NSW Nurses Consortium. Their website is http://www.nursecon.org.au , but I don't know what their policy is on hiring from overseas. Most hospitals in NSW also accept applications directly from new grads, and many will also help Registered Nurses get a work visa and relocate. The inner city (Sydney) teritary level teaching hospitals tend to have better reputations for new grad programs just because they expose you to a wider mix of patients and have the resources to run staff development programs. But the metropolitan and rural/remote hospitals also have other good things going for them (like cheaper cost of living, etc). The only things you really need to work here are registration with a state board of nursing (which will review your education and qualifications, but a US RN shouldn't have much of a problem), and a visa which gives you the right to work (no messy NCLEX, CGFNS, INS, etc etc etc to negotiate). I think theres info in the sticky in the Aus/NZ forums with more info...

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I think I made a mistake in the last post - if you need to get your qualifications etc reviewed, then go to http://www.nursing.aust.edu.au/OQN/ the College of Nursing is the mob who does all that stuff...

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Pedusc specializes in Mental Health, Med/surge, Forensics.

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Thanks for the link and suggestions.

In the state of NSW, most new graduate nurses apply through a central body that hires for about 100 hospitals known (not surprisingly) as the NSW Nurses Consortium. Their website is http://www.nursecon.org.au , but I don't know what their policy is on hiring from overseas. Most hospitals in NSW also accept applications directly from new grads, and many will also help Registered Nurses get a work visa and relocate. The inner city (Sydney) teritary level teaching hospitals tend to have better reputations for new grad programs just because they expose you to a wider mix of patients and have the resources to run staff development programs. But the metropolitan and rural/remote hospitals also have other good things going for them (like cheaper cost of living, etc). The only things you really need to work here are registration with a state board of nursing (which will review your education and qualifications, but a US RN shouldn't have much of a problem), and a visa which gives you the right to work (no messy NCLEX, CGFNS, INS, etc etc etc to negotiate). I think theres info in the sticky in the Aus/NZ forums with more info...

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Thank you didge for the address. I will follow the link and check it out for registration. If I may ask, are you a new RN? And where are you registered? Is this picture (photograph) you or the registration officer? Thank you again for the direction.

Regards,

Pedus C Eweama, RN, BSN, BA

you're welcome pedusc! i noticed that "steve0123" had suggested for you to contact the "consortium" which is the right advice...sorry, i totally forgot to mention about them when i wrote to you earlier on this morning. i am an EN/SG (enrolled nurse/special grade) which is a similar qualification to your LVN/LPN. i trained as a nurse in 1993 and have worked in this field ever since that time....now to answer your question>>>no, that isn't me in that photograph!...i copied & pasted that page from the nsw(NRB)nurses registration board website..i guess she is an NRB staff...please feel free to ask me any other questions...i will pass on what i know!

cheers mate!:)

didge

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Thank you Didge. I will explore each of these links and resources, and would appreciate any further information you may come across. I am determined to find a spot in any of the programs, and would also want to know if you know of places where Australians are less likely to apply.

you're welcome pedusc! i noticed that "steve0123" had suggested for you to contact the "consortium" which is the right advice...sorry, i totally forgot to mention about them when i wrote to you earlier on this morning. i am an EN/SG (enrolled nurse/special grade) which is a similar qualification to your LVN/LPN. i trained as a nurse in 1993 and have worked in this field ever since that time....now to answer your question>>>no, that isn't me in that photograph!...i copied & pasted that page from the nsw(NRB)nurses registration board website..i guess she is an NRB staff...please feel free to ask me any other questions...i will pass on what i know!

cheers mate!:)

didge

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Thank you Didge. I will explore each of these links and resources, and would appreciate any further information you may come across. I am determined to find a spot in any of the programs, and would also want to know if you know of places where Australians are less likely to apply.

hi pedusc,

i'm sorry for taking a few days to reply (been quite busy at work & i havent had much time to be online) i hope you're keeping well & have received some more replies from other forum members.....

the areas where most new grads would least likely to apply for placements in the 1 year post grad program will be in rural areas....most final year student nurses who apply for those positions generally choose to work in the city area.

i am not sure if there is an exchange program for foreign nurses... i guess you might be able to get that info from the consortium website...

in the meantime,i will ask a few colleagues of mine who have completed the post grad program if they have known of any foreign new grad nurses who have done their placement here.

regards:)

didge

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Pedusc specializes in Mental Health, Med/surge, Forensics.

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Didge, thank you for the information. I hope all is well with you. I would be delighted if you could find out the areas of Queensland that is considered rural and some of the hospitals in the area if you don't mind. I am doing some research on opportunities in Queensland and Southern Australia.

Regards,

Pedus.

hi pedusc,

i'm sorry for taking a few days to reply (been quite busy at work & i havent had much time to be online) i hope you're keeping well & have received some more replies from other forum members.....

the areas where most new grads would least likely to apply for placements in the 1 year post grad program will be in rural areas....most final year student nurses who apply for those positions generally choose to work in the city area.

i am not sure if there is an exchange program for foreign nurses... i guess you might be able to get that info from the consortium website...

in the meantime,i will ask a few colleagues of mine who have completed the post grad program if they have known of any foreign new grad nurses who have done their placement here.

regards:)

didge

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