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  1. sjbubbles 24: In my case, i just sent my certified true copy of TOR to NMBWA since it's already certified by our school's registrar.. with regards to the certificate of employment, 4vida was right, you only have to send a photocopy of it. no original documents must be forwarded... :) Good luck!
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    don't lose hope... we're from the same batch and have accomplished with success every exams needed to become USRN.. but because of retrogression and downturn of the economy worldwide, our dreams of going there is just impossible.. for the meantime :) I'm still keeping my fingers crossed because not all nurses are able to achieve what we have achieved. we're not alone in this US application so cheer up. It's just a matter of time... Just an info, Oz is accepting nurses even without hospital experience.. like in queensland and victoria, if i'm not mistaken. a lot of newly grad filipino nurses have applied there.. Honestly, I'm also one of them :) but since i already have an experience, i opted for WA. I already received an assessment letter from the nursing board and just waiting for the offer letter from the hospital that i've applied for the bridging program.. So don't lose hope. God has plans for us. It may seem that we are not getting what we want from Him, but He is just probably waiting for the right time. Let His Will be done, not ours! God Bless :)
  3. hi sjbubbles!.. i suggest visiting the other thread titled ''newly grad filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand." The requirements, costs and how to go about processing your papers in Australia has been discussed in this thread. Good luck!
  4. Just happen to stumble into this particular article... http://www.nurseinaustralia.com/nursing-student-slapped-in-the-face/ Having been able to work for 2 years both at a hospital and a clinic, i've had a few encounters of patients who were totally verbally abusive and demanding. Personally, experiences like this adds up to the big responsibility vested on the shoulders of the nurses in the workplace. Though we are being taught at nursing schools the proper attitude or values nurses must possess, incidents like this can really test our patience especially if you've already had a whole bad and tiring day at work.. But so far, i've never had any experience yet of being physically harmed by my patient and i'm not waiting or desiring for it to happen t0 me.. what are your thoughts about this article?.. is there anybody who experienced some form of physical harm by their patients?!
  5. I think they do have a limited slot at DOH because one of the members of this forum who applied at NMBWA also inquired there and was informed that they don't have any available slots left for the BP or something like that.. ok dear keep me posted with your progress Good luck in your next ielts exam! God Bless :paw:
  6. 4vida: hi! im not considering DOH because I've worked in a hospital for only 1 1/2 years and 7 months in a clinic so i don't think i'm qualified to apply there.. But yeah they differ in BP fee, the DOH's BP is more expensive with AUD 2,000+ while in HPH, it costs AUD 1,100.. Good luck in your IELTS exam! :paw: chocokat: congratulations! To God be the Glory indeed!
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    Filipino nurses and CMDHB (Middlemore Hospital), NZ

    I've read a lot of articles as well as threads from this forum that NZ does not accept filipino nurses who are second coursers. They only accept those who finished their BSN for four years.. :)
  8. There's a nurse re-entry program at the Philippine Heart Center for nurses who have been out of practice.. It's a four month training program which is only conducted once a year, if i'm not mistaken. I'm just not quite sure though if they have a criteria on how many years the nurse must have not practiced the nursing profession in order to be qualified for the program.. I suggest visiting the website for information or visit PHC for further inquiry. :)
  9. hey sure no problem.. i'll keep you posted :) i have the assessment letter already. Just waiting for the result of my application to HPH if i'll be included in the sept run. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed to be selected for the bridging program as they only accept 25 applicants per program, so it's really a little competitive.. i've also learned that out of the 25 applicants, they would just probably select 12 or 13 overseas nurses as they don't want too many foreign nurses whose first language is not english and who has limited acute nursing experience in one batch. The other half will be filled by RNs in australia who wants to return to nursing practice.. How about you? have you applied at NMBWA already?
  10. hi 4vida :) it took a little longer for me to receive my assessment letter from the NMBWA because unfortunately, my RLE was not attached to my TOR. I thought the TOR was already enough.. So, when i mailed my credentials & application form around first week of March, i received an acknowledgement by March 25, along with an advise to submit breakdown of theoretical and clinical hours, which i did around first week of april. Then I received my assessment letter last april 29. So to sum it up, it took me almost 2 months from the day that i mailed my application to receiving the assessment letter... It would be less if all the documents were submitted completely.. :)
  11. hi angel!.. yup working as a volunteer nurse is also considered at HPH. :wink2:
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    medical exam for nurses going abroad

    each country has their own set of medical requirements so i think it is difficult to specify the vaccinations / procedures that you are asking. However, as what Silverdragon mentioned, most medical exams cover laboratory tests, chest xray and vaccinations.
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    pls confirm

    what your friend might be referring to is the fact that, if you already finished a first course ( healthcare course related or not ), your credentials will be evaluated by any school you are interested to attend to, and there are chances that some of your minor subjects will be credited, thus letting you finish the BSN faster than it should be.The more minor subjects credited, the faster it will take you to finish the BSN course... Just speaking from a personal experience, i graduated BS Psychology, AB Guidance & Couseling in one of the private schools in Manila. Then i enrolled in Nursing in one of the reputable schools also in Manila and was able to finish my BSN after 3 years of schooling.
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    about bridging courses

    it's ok don't worry :).. i applied at WA and has received the assessment letter already. I'm just waiting now for the result of my application at HPH if i would be given a slot for the september run. Results would be given at mid to late july so i'm really praying hard to be given an offer from the hospital. By the way, i was able to receive your email. :) God Bless!
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    about bridging courses

    hi :) i just sent you a private message.. Cheers! :)
  16. sofia*26

    about bridging courses

    sure anytime, glad to be of help :)... Goodluck in your application and God Bless! :wink2: