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  1. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    Where did you get those NP numbers from? Seems a lot. Maybe those 10k NP who are not practicing as such do not want to got to rural places. It is impossible to get a NP job in the cities as there are just too many doctors around. If you checked my first post here, I stated there that I am working as a THEATRE RN here in Australia for 6years now. Also you asked about salary and aged care RNs have the lowest RN hourly rate because in a way, they have the easiest job. These are the reasons why theatre and aged care nursing came up. I have no idea about women's health or any other areas of nursing as these areas of nursing are not my expertise/interest. If you want to come to Australia, attend a bridging program, work in theatre, apply for a working visa then PR then citizen then surely i can give you advise. Otherwise, i cant. Goodluck :)
  2. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    Of course but this wont be handed to you. You need to have years of experience and/or a Master's degree to be qualified as such. It is faster/easier to get a senior role in aged care compared to theatre BUT the pay is lower. Why are you so worried about the pay rate? You are just a newgrad right? In general there are people who could live off with $25/hr working just 30hrs per week while there are those who get bankrupt despite earning millions. I dont know what you consider a great pay rate but here in australia, year1 RN working fulltime gets paid $28-30/hr (80hours per fortnight) depending on the facility. Your hourly rate is higher being a partime or casual staff but your hours would be less. Keep in mind that we RNs are on an hourly wage so the more hours we work, the more money we make. Our hourly rate increases anually until we reach YR8. You want to earn more, then do agency or volunteer to be oncall, work on weekends/holidays, take OT, etc but most importanly, have the experience first. :)
  3. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    $60-80k is more than enough. You could live a decent life here in Sydney with that salary. Fyi, that is just the base pay. You get paid 1.5x of your hourly rate for the first 2hrs of OT then 2x to anything beyond that. Holiday pay is 2.5x if i am not mistaken. If you want extra cash, you could get agency shifts which pays $55-60/hr. OT, holiday, and weekend shifts pay higher.
  4. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    Nope. I havent met a single American nurse. I was paid as A yr4 RN when I started working here which paid around $35/hr. Year 2-3 get paid maybe around $32-33/hr. There is a huge demand for theatre nurses here. Less than 2weeks in 2012. Of course, the hospital is your employer/sponsor.
  5. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    Easier if you have the experience but still that is not a guarantee. I would say that it was easy to find a sponsor in 2012. There were 40 of us in a class and within a week after finishing our BP, all of us got sponsored.
  6. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    1. 3 years but at that time, AHPRA and BP schools just requite 3 MONTHS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS experience. It was EASY to find a sponsor in 2012. 2. 3mos in 2012. I think it now takes 6mos. 3. EASY. NO STRESS AT ALL :)
  7. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    2 ways: One 1. Have at least 3 years experience for better chance of hiring 2. Pass OET/IELTS/PTE 3. Apply for a bridging program 4. Pass your bridging program 5. AHPRA RN 6. Find sponsorship OR 1. Repeat your RN degree here which takes 3 years 2. Pass English exam. 3. Pass your RN degree 4. AHPRA RN 5. Apply for new grad program 6. Find sponsor *if you meet the immigration points for Permanent Residency, then apply for it right away once you get your registration
  8. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    What do you mean by "cracked up"? Australian dollar is higher than NZ dollar so yeah it is all worth it. I know a lot of NZ nurses coming over to Australia.
  9. rajo

    Ask me anything, Australian RN here

    Hi all. Sorry for the late reply
  10. Oh ok Thanks I think it is better if i just contact the US immigration and certain agencies instead of asking here Seems like no one wants to share their experience once they found out the answer to their enquiry or no one is in the same boat as me. I am pretty sure that there are a lot of international nurses here who can not renew their licenses because of the SSN requirement but having said that, no seems interested to respond Thanks Silverdragon for your time Cheers
  11. Hi Silverdragon Do you have any idea if nursing agencies can be a sponsor for a working visa or only hospitals or healthcare facilities can? I just want to work for nursing agencies to make me flexible in moving from state to state
  12. I have an RN license in Vermont but can not renew it because it now requires SSN for license renewal How can I obtain SSN for me to renew my license? Just asking because once I get my Australian citizenship (originally from the Philippines) which is early next year I plan to fly to the US and work there. I dont know but it is always my dream. I love sports and I want to watch the NBA and NFL live. Ive been to LA SF NY Vegas in 2012 and just really enjoyed my stay there. I want to comeback again for a longer holiday and work at the same time. I am 31 now so a working holiday visa is not an option since it is only for 30yrs and younger so please dont suggest that:cat: There are a lot of members in this forum so hopfeully someone can help me out. Cheers
  13. Ive been working as a scrub nurse (RN) for 7 years now (day surgery). I think it is about time for me to change my area of nursing These are the ff areas I want to get into: Emergency Mental Health Aged Care How can I get in? Obviously my qualifications do not fall for these areas of nursing I am a nurse 8. Will I be considered and get paid as a new grad if ever i change? Thank you
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