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New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2

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markfields specializes in icu.

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how long did you process your 456visa..thanks

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Hello..

I've been reading and following this thread for like a month now (though I haven't really read everything) and I must say that it really helped me understand the process that I have to go through for the Bridging Program...

i just graduated last year and just recently passed the NLE.. i still do not have any hospital experience yet.. i'm taking things slow though i really REALLY really wanted to apply to AHPRA real soon... :lol2:

I hope to meet some of you guys, someday...

GOD SPEED for our OZ DREAM! :loveya:

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hi! i've been eyeing this forum for months now and this is the first time that i will be posting...

Is there anyone here who applied for the bridging program with ZERo work experience? i've been thinking about applying for the BP but the problem is i still dont have any nursing work experience, just graduated last year and passed the boards july, am i eligible to apply for BP? how about conversion program for nurses the one which you are going to undergo bachelors again, i heard there's a one year program at the University of Queensland in brisbane and i am wondrin' if Deakin University in Melbourne is also offering a 1 year conversion program, any feedbacks? thanks! :D

Karla

HI ALRAKEAM I had attended the Australian Exhibition last May 2011, and I applied for the 1 year RN Conversion for overseas nurses offered by University of Queensland. Actually, I received the letter of offer last August 2011, but I declined it. The course started last February 24, 2012, and it will be ending on November 2012. The course fee is about 24,000 Australian dollars and it is twice as much as the 3-month BP tuition fee. It will take me several months to study as well. These are the reasons why I opted for the Bridging program. I was having a dilemma that time whether to accept the offer or not because I know that it will take a long time to undergo the AHPRA application. But i was enlighten when one of my classmates got her AHPRA LOE in just 1 month and a half, so I decided to apply in AHPRA as well. I am currently waiting for my LOE, but it is taking toooooooo loooooooonnnnggg. :crying2:

During the Australian Exhibition, I had the chance to talk with the International Manager of the Univ. Of Queensland. The requirements are: IELTS all 7, evidence of successful completion of 4-year Bachelor Degree in Nursing, other documents from school and PRC, and NO EXPERIENCE needed. However, after the course, you will apply in AHPRA as well. I haven't clarified whether to apply for GRADUATE application or for the overseas educated nurses application (AGOS-40) after the schooling. ( You can just ask the school for clarification :)).

Aside from this, though experience may not be needed in this 1-year course, you need to have an impressive resume when you are applying for work. Employers would prefer applicants with experience. But, some hospitals in Australia have a "graduate nurse program" for newly graduate nurses.

I hope these have enlighten you . . .:cheers:

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hi ladylee-rn..

thanks for the reply, i was there too at the Australian exhibition held last may in makati however i wasn't able to talk to the UQ representative... i learned about the UQ program from my batchmate, she is now undergoing the 1 year conversion program in ipswich campus. This prompted me to do research about UQ's conversion program since i wasn't able to talk to her that much coz i'm a bit shy, i dont want her having the impression of me being too annoying hahaha...and yeah it was just way too expensive, considering that there would still be a lot of expenses on other things other than the tuition fee..

How about the BP? is it required to have work experience before one can lodge application? i prefer to study if ever in Melbourne since i have relatives there, i might be able to save on rent. If you dont mind me asking, When did you submit your application to AHPRA? Good luck on your application, I hope you receive your LOE asap as i am aware that waiting is the most crucial part in the process...

thanks! :)

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hi everyone, does anyone here processed their application thru SCC LABOUR AND TRAINING?

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Is it true that out 16 applicants for interview that Mercy Health will only accept around 5 for their BP? I am for interview next week at Mercy Health but I was just worried that I might not get it if they will only get 5. I might lose my slot to the other school where I got an offer because of the deadline.

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Hi guys! Has anybody here tried applying for ACT? Is it much faster compared to other states like Perth or Queensland? :-)

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hi ALRAKEAM . . .

The BP school requirements may vary . .There are some schools that require experience . Some would require at least a year and others would require at least three years experience.

Some consultation agencies for Australia required their applicants to have at least one year experience before lodging their application in AHPRA . .Aside from this, most nurses that I know have work experience when they sent their application . . .Here is the AHPRA link Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives try to read the criteria . .. .

I suggest that you must gain experience first while processing your application to avoid wasting your time. . .

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unadunad has 9 years experience and specializes in Neuroscience,Aged Care, General Nursing.

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@iamnomad Told you.. Congratulations :)

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bettyboop09 has 2 years experience as a LPN, LVN, RN.

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no matter how i like to back read, this thread is quite too long already. after 2yrs of working as an RN here in the PH, i suddenly got interested with australia since i don't want to work in middle east countries.

I've read in other forums that if I have a work experience, the bridging program would only take 3-6mos, correct me if I am wrong, I maybe read it wrong, and for those who doesn't have any work experience it will take 2yrs.

I'd like to clarify this matter with you guys. Also I would like to ask, how do you process your papers, is it with IDP in Makati? Lastly, for those who are already in AU or those who have any idea, could you kindly give a breakdown or at least an estimated price range that will cost me in this application.

Thank you very much.

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hi ladydee rn thanks for enlightening me with my queries.. I guess i have to stick with the conversion program since i dont have work experience yet, and getting experience here in PH will take long. To get things clearer i might just schedule counseling with IDP. Thank you so much... Good luck with your application and i hope you receive your LOE soon... God bless :D

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You're welcome ALRAKEAM . . . .The next intake of the 1 year RN conversion of University of Queensland will be on 2013 . .. You can apply in Curtin University (PERTH), they are also offering the conversion course. .I have a friend who is studying there. She told me that it is a good school. The next intake will be July 2012 (unless they have changes in their schedule). .. She was also assisted by IDP Australia . .

Oh, btw. . I submitted my application last September 30 to AHPRA-WA. They received it October 3 .. . I received an email that it's for final approval last February 15, 2012 ... :nurse: I need to be patient.:cool:

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