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new grad RN training program

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tarirai tarirai (New) New

hello, i am just curious..... does australia / new zealand have new-grad or re-entry nursing program for foreign RNs?

From memory yes it's called post-grad bachelor of nursing.

i just want to know if it's possible to get into training as foreign post-grad RN and eventually get sponsored and hired.... i am really considering moving to australia or new zealand. any input will be highly appreciated.:)

gwenith, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Check the "sticky" thread at the top of this forum and there are the various state registration boards listed as well as the national board. They have all the information on re-entry programs for registration.

Interested Party

Specializes in Mental Health, Orthopaedics, MedSurg.

Yes, it is possible. First verify your qualifications with the appropriate nursing council. Once you have registration you can apply directly to the hospitals or agencies for jobs.

Yes, it is possible. First verify your qualifications with the appropriate nursing council. Once you have registration you can apply directly to the hospitals or agencies for jobs.

Hi, may I know how long does it normally take to be able to register. IS there an examinations I have to passed to be able to register ?

gwenith, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I depends on the state but most are "competency based" so that it is an examination of practical skills. RE-entry is anything from 3 months to 1 year.

I depends on the state but most are "competency based" so that it is an examination of practical skills. RE-entry is anything from 3 months to 1 year.

Yes, they do and some are pertinent to particular countries. Where are you from? For example, Charles Darwin has a stream for nurses from the Phillipines and Griffith University has a stream for Singaporean students. You just have to shop around. Your consulate should know, though.

Interested Party

Specializes in Mental Health, Orthopaedics, MedSurg.

It all depends on where you attained your qualifications. Then, you will need to contact the nursing councils directly (via email - no cost) and they will be able to advise how long it will take to process your registration and/or if you need to make up hours etc.

Interested Party

Specializes in Mental Health, Orthopaedics, MedSurg.

I recently heard a colleague commented that her niece was accepted to practise nursing in NZ with the qualifications which her niece attained from the Phillipines. Check out the New Zealand Nursing Council website.

Purely depends on State/country - you need to examine each individually. They different registeration boards assess your degree/qualification and will let you know if and what other training is required to register with them. In NSW we have some foriegn registered nurses do programs through the College of Nursing that taylors a program based on identified needs by the Nurses Registration Board.

Cheers

Peter

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