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2nd Courser with 1st degree in AB ECO, 2nd Degree BSN, Philippine Red Cross Volunteer, Certified Renal Nurse, Certified Oncology Nurse, Emergency Nurse, Rehabilitation Nurse

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  1. Anybody doing the next upcoming BP in La Trobe? If you're seeking accommodation arrangements let me know.
  2. Your gross monthly income might be a bit high for starters...
  3. I'm sorry if I cannot reply to you anymore after this as I have better things to do. Thanks. Have a nice day.
  4. I think you do not expect a wikipedia-copy-pasted definition of the term third world country but a pragmatic definition of the term and facts that will explain how the Philippines falls into the category of a third world country. The term third world country simply means a poor country. As terms evolve and diction catch up with the times, contemporary writers have developed a growing appeal to terms that are more scholarly, universal, and less discriminating. Contemporary writers prefer the term "developing country" instead of the biting term, "Third World Country." So I stand corrected if I used the term 3rd World instead of developing country which is basically just synonymous to each other. Facts regarding nutrition, disease, and mortality that are essential to support 3rd world category of the Phil. may be be found in the Wikipedia, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Health Organization, National Statistics Office (of the Phils.), National Economic Development Authority (of the Phis.). Google their websites for your convenience. P.S. The next pharagraph is copy-pasted from wikipedia The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned or not moving at all with either capitalism and NATO (which along with its allies represented the First World) or communism and the Soviet Union (which along with its allies represented the Second World). This definition provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the Earth into three groups based on social, political, and economic divisions. Although the term continues to be used colloquially to describe the poorest countries in the world, this usage is widely disparaged since the term no longer holds any verifiable meaning after the fall of the Soviet Union deprecated the terms First World and Second World. While there is no identical contemporary replacement, common alternatives include developing world and Global South and more recently Majority World.[1]. However, there are still scholars who use this term on purpose to point out and challenge the huge gap between the poor and rich of the world. And "many many many" thanks to you Ceridwyn for always trying to go off topic and respond to messages not directly pertaining to you. Yes, this is a forum and you are free to respond, yet I am speaking to my Filipino country men who are reading this part of the forum, thereby, boosting their confidence so that they will be inspired and still have that burning fire to continue holding on to their dreams. 3rd World wasn't the point or in any way significant to what my previous post was trying to convey. I am so sorry but your lack of reading comprehension made you go off topic and hence made you fail to get to the main topic of my message. That said, I wasn't even in anyway putting my country down. It is how you are biased deep inside to single out from my message the words 3rd World and suggests that I was putting my country down. Because if you go so far as deciphering the idea of my post, I was actually proud to say how we Filipinos are intelligent and actually very qualified to practice elsewhere even without the need of a bridging program. If you go back to my previous posts, I even often get back at some forumers who uses condescending tone and jests about how Filipino culture, education, etc are way behind and less compared to other countries. And another thing... This is how Philippines is spelled out. Thank you.
  5. @mooh mooh Very well said. I couldn't agree more. And with how well you have said your piece, you have simply shown how we, Filipino nurses, have what it takes to step up and show how good we really are. Therefore, despite the fact that we come from a 3rd world country, where the prerequisite of undergoing bridging courses and what not are mostly bureaucratic in nature, we can rise up and shine and show how intelligent we really are. And I am just really proud of you my friend, because I am sure you brought pride to us when you had your interview and I am sure you will send a very good image to Aussies in general that we have what it takes to be great candidates for employment. I just hope more Filipino nurses will try to step up and be confident with their skills. That way, there will be more opportunities for Filipino nurses to find work here in Australia and elsewhere. Good on you mate! You've done well! @To the rest If there's a will, there's a way... Lift your torch up high, and let your light bright and shine til the journey's end.
  6. @rncoco I did my BP last June. La Trobe is a good choice. =)
  7. Thank you summer88. Wish you all the best as well.
  8. I came here to Australia as an overseas RN who did a bridging course with La Trobe with little to almost hardly any experience in the hospital setting. As a fellow Filipino nurse, who then was on the same boat with all the rest of the nurses who can hardly find work as a nurse in the Philippines, I could only try to invest my time in various trainings and volunteer works. I can definitely say I lack the hands-on experience when it comes to patient care. That said however, I know myself and I believe in myself. I knew I didn't get through two bachelor degrees if I didn't have it in me. Like I always say... if you are clever to easily pick up things and you are confident using the English vernacular (Confident that you are comprehensible by all means) then your chances of landing a job would dramatically increase. It basically all boils down to how you present yourself once you are given an interview. Of course do not expect too much to land a job in acute hospital setting if you have no experience whatsoever (not saying you can't,) but then you can probably get a job in nursing homes. And there are quite a number of agencies you can apply with who would be glad to hire you even if you have little experience because there are plenty of hospitals and nursing homes who are in need of on-call nurses/casual nurses. Now in our batch of 26 students in La Trobe for the last intake, everyone has got a job. And I know of a few who didn't have any experience at all but even got jobs working in acute or nursing homes. They were fresh graduate RN's that went here to do their bridging course after getting their RN license in the Philippines. It was hard for some to obtain a job especially for those who lacked the experience while it was quite easy for those who had extensive experience to boast. I had little experience but I was able to get offers from a nursing home, from an agency, from a hospital and offers for interview with 2 or 3 more other hospitals which I already declined. Put it simply, your chances of getting hired increases when you obtain your nursing registration. Different institutions will then take time to look at your CV when you are already registered. If however, you do not meet their criteria then of course your application will be denied. Then again, there are some that will give you a chance and give you an interview especially if they are a bit in dire need of staff. Still, your interview matters a lot. Don't think because they are desperately looking for staff that your interview will simply be for formality reasons. That's where you strut your stuff... And make sure to speak fluent English as much as possible because I cannot stress this enough that how fluently you speak matters A LOT! Now I never bothered to say these things before because I just simply want people to experience things first hand rather than just getting people's hopes up. First, because I do not want to be quoted wrongly and second, it all depends on the individual. Whether you are smart and knows how to get around tight situations or whether you're one of those who simply expect good things to come knocking on your door. I will say this again and as I said before... Job hunting is hard but not that hard. Those people who says they have friends who went back home because they couldn't get a job yadayadayada... Well, what were the underlying reasons? Did they have enough time in their visa to warrant enough time to look for jobs? Did they exhaust all measures available for them before they decided to go back? Were they picky in terms of job availability? Etc... Australia is not desperate to hire inexperienced nurses... That is true. However, being inexperienced doesn't mean you aren't smart enough to pick up things quickly while you're doing your placement and you didn't absorb anything while you are in the classroom studying the theories. Now, there are still plenty of facilities and nursing homes who are after permanent staff nurses and hard working nurses. They may test out your knowledge base during interviews and that's where you prove to them that you may be lacking in experience but you know what to do and are clever enough to quickly learn the ropes. Besides during most interviews, they will ask you scenarios in which they will test how you will be able to deal with things. Even without experience, some of you have passed the NCLEX which has questions that pertain to actual settings. But rather than ticking a choice, this time you simply have to explain and narrate your answer. Therefore, it goes back to your knowledge base and how comprehensible you speak. Also, remember how some of your review instructors for the local board exam has little to no experience at all? But when they teach, they speak as if they have already done all those nursing procedures and stuff. And as a student, weren't you impressed? Job hunting isn't easy at all but you still have a fighting chance... Good luck.
  9. Good. Let me put it this way. You know the saying "Don't count your chickens when your eggs hasn't hatched?" Well... It goes somewhat the same. I understand how some people may have fears regarding job hunting in Australia. But like I always say... It is hard but not that hard. So just get it from there. I do not want to expound so much 'cause I do not like it when people starts to fret and panic and all without even knowing what the real scenario is (purely 2nd or 3rd hand information). All I am saying is yes it is a bonus if you've got the experience to boast... And it's good (really good) if you are confident with your written and oral English. And then just apply in the numerous nursing advertisement online all over Australia once you get your registration. For sure you will get a job. Just make sure you converse well so you do good during any interview. And your personality matters a lot during a face to face interview. That's all I can say.
  10. I'm in Victoria... this doesn't seem to apply to me... I have way more than 4 patients to look after... and I never had only 4 patients to care for at any time.
  11. mikyong It is part of the requirements that you apply for the student health insurance soon after your application for the student's visa gets approved. The Australian Govt. requires that when you enter Australia using any type of temporary visa, you have already purchased a health insurance for the duration of your stay. In that case, you can probably get the insurance soon after your visa gets approved. Some or even most school/universities will probably include that health insurance in the package of your tuition and your insurance is usually valid throughout the length of your program. You just have to verify with the institution that you are probably going for. Hope this helps.
  12. countmein Yes it is required by law that anyone holding a temporary visa must apply for health insurance. Since you will not be using a student visa, I presume, I am not sure if you will be qualified to apply for a student health insurance. A popular students health insurance is OSHC you can look this up over the net. If you cannot apply for the students one, then just apply for the visitors one from other insurance companies like HBA for example. Hope this helps.
  13. isobelle You can get a working visa so long as your current visa hasn't expired by the time your employer sponsors for you. Meaning to say, your working visa should be approved within the time frame that your current visa is still valid. That's if your visa has the "No Further Stay." If however, you don't have the "No Further Stay" in your visa, once your employer starts your nomination for a 457 working visa, and your current visa is already about to expire, or have expired, you will automatically be under a bridging visa that allows you to stay until the time that your working visa is approved. If you have the "No Further Stay" and your visa is already about to expire, you cannot file for extension with the DIAC, and you cannot stay under a bridging visa. Your only option is to go back to your "home-country" and then wait for your working visa to be approved. Hope this helps. I am not 100% sure but I am pretty sure this is how it works.
  14. Dumb. When you start your program with La Trobe, they will assist you in sending whatever is needed to be sent. Thing is, that form was supposed to be sent to NBV, but since it is already extinct, you can wait til you start your course in La Trobe and ask the program coordinator. You still have time to do that and they will definitely help you out. So don't worry about that. And if you are that concerned about that form, you can simply call your case officer in AHPRA. Your case officer will be the same as the one you have in NBV. But since I know you. You will probably not call at all, and just stare at the wall while you wait for your fave Korean tele-novelas and eating pizza. LOLS...