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

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Hi everyone!

Been browsing this thread for some time now and it's really helpful especially when it comes to the meticulous step-by-step application process. You are all amazing for sharing information and I feel really happy for those who became successful in taking this path.

However, I haven't read much information regarding conversion programs. How are they different from the bridging ones? I've been pondering which is better to pursue, taking into consideration that I only have experience in a clinic-based setting, not hospital. Is finding a job/employer easier to attain if one took the conversion program?

I hope you can shed some light unto this concern. Thank you in advance!

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Conversion programme is not an option if you are from overseas. It is for Registered Nurses who finished their course here in Australia who wants to convert to a Bachelor's degree. Not sure if it's an option for overseas nurses. You can check AHPRA for registration coming from overseas.

The concept of the BP is to orient the overseas RN to the Australian health care system. It is designed to help the overseas nurse adapt to Australian nursing. This is why you need to finish a BP prior to initial registration with AHPRA.

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Conversion programme is not an option if you are from overseas. It is for Registered Nurses who finished their course here in Australia who wants to convert to a Bachelor's degree. Not sure if it's an option for overseas nurses. You can check AHPRA for registration coming from overseas.

The concept of the BP is to orient the overseas RN to the Australian health care system. It is designed to help the overseas nurse adapt to Australian nursing. This is why you need to finish a BP prior to initial registration with AHPRA.

I respectfully beg to disagree. My co-worker opted for an RN conversion program in QL. It's because she is a 2nd courser and she took her BS Nursing in the Philippines for only 2 years. AHPRA requires your BSN to be at least 3 years.

RN Conversion Program -

Pros : - No AHPRA LOE required by Uni

- No IELTS of 7 in all bands initially required. (Will only be required when you submit

your papers to AHPRA for registration

after the course)

- No work experience required.

- Can work part time because it requires student visa

Cons - Definitely more expensive than BP

- 1 year course- (My friend started her program in March last year & ended in Nov)

What bobby123 might be referring to is the RN Graduate Program which is a conversion course for Aussies who have Bachelor's Degree in other fields. ;)

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Thanks baesa. I think I'll just use BPI because it is nearer to our house. :)

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Good PM

I have been following this thread for quite some time now. and I have been enlightened with some of the details "how is wish i saw this before I even filed to aphra-wa. Anyways. heres the thing, I am already in OZ(perth) as a permanent resident. I filed my application to ahpra WA last 2nd week of december as I am browsing this thread. I read that some applicant like @aila and another person who applied dec 20 and 28th respectively has been already emailed last feb 22 to be exact in this post. then I was wondering why I havent received any email that they received. I am an RN in the Philippines which registered in september 2009 and a RM(Registered Midwife) in Dec 2009. I have experience(training) in a mental health institution and worked part time in a tertiary hospital after that(part time because I took another course{sped} for two sems june2010-march 2011). Im currently working here in oz. is there anyone that can enlighten my as to why my application was sort of delayed compared to some of the forumers here. will it affect my chances if I have another course after nursing? i never finished it though 1 more year left. I filed in perth because I live here. thinking I would be prioritize due to the fact that Im already one of their residents. If someone could help shed light into this topic. is there anyone here that took another course after nursing. if you sum up my experience it will total to 1year 2months fulltime.

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I filed late because I don't know what needs to be done until I got here. I am calling AHPRA like once a week and different people are saying different things. I am tempted to go in their office directly but I'm hesitant. i emailed my case officer twice one in feb and one last week. I am wondering is there anyone here who filed in dec also which havent received this email for final approval.??? I was actually expecting it for the last fortnight but it didnt come. i was consistently calling them but their answer was inconsistent. and even if I go to their office I think I wont be answered fully.

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hi there, try asking from the nearest health center in your place, its way much cheaper... I got a free MMR shot and Hepa B booster from our health center, I only paid for the DPT, the health center will also provide the certificate that they have given u the said vaccinations. Hope this helps..

Hello there! i actually asked the nearest health center in our place but they insisted that the shots are for babies/kids only. may i know which health center have you gone? you mean to say you have had both mmr shots for free? please pm me =) thanks =)

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Hi everyone! does anybody know the tuition fee of IHNA? Thanks.. :)

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Thanks baesa. I think I'll just use BPI because it is nearer to our house. :)

good luck with your application.. =)

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Hello there! i actually asked the nearest health center in our place but they insisted that the shots are for babies/kids only. may i know which health center have you gone? you mean to say you have had both mmr shots for free? please pm me =) thanks =)

hi.. I got mine here in our village, Caloocan city.. I don"t know why they don't want to give u,, maybe they haven't got enough supply that's why they're saving it all for the kids. Yes, I got mine for free, even the booster shot of Hepa B, Before here in our health center they also gave a free flu vaccine in our community. maybe it depends on the center. Just try to persuade them to give you, or tell them u will give donation or pay 100 pesos or 200, maybe they will agree.. I paid for my Dpt (1100 k), I ordered it from the nurse in health center. Sometimes they're not agreeing because they want you as private patient. So that u will be buying the vaccine on them..

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