I'm new to this site and am looking for advice on transitioning from the US to Australia when it comes to nursing. This is because I hope to join my partner who lives in Adelaide, Australia. **I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post. I tried searching through other threads but couldn't find the answers I was looking for.**
I’m currently a pre-nursing student. I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology, but have returned to school to do nursing prerequisites. I hope to apply to nursing programs by 2022 at the very latest. I am open to any programs that will help me become a Registered Nurse (I prefer getting my associates degree to become an RN purely because of money saved, but I am open to BSN, ABSN, etc.)
Basically, I was wondering if anybody could point me in the right direction to becoming a nurse in Australia. I have a million and one questions, but here are a few:
Would it be better to finish my degree here, or would it be better to get a degree in Australia?
If I finish my degree here, will I be able to find a job in Australia?
Do I need to do a bridging program to work in Australia or no? (some websites said yes and some said no)
I’ve heard mixed advice on everything, so I would really appreciate any help or insight you can offer. And again, I apologize if this is in the wrong thread, or if this topic has already been resolved. I've looked at AHPRA but it was a lot to take in a lot of their links aren't working. I’m so confused so I would appreciate any advice, numbers to call, emails to contact, websites to visit, etc.