hello! it's been a while since i last visited this site. this forum has helped me in so many ways, from preparing for skype interview to completing documents for visa application. i think i owe this site an update. January 2012 was when i was given an eligibility letter from AHPRA to undergo a bridging course. i searched for schools that offered the program within melbourne and then applied for 3. i ended up with IHNA. while waiting for my interview i was searching the net for possible questions and answers and stumbled upon this site. fast forward to present: i completed my clinical placement at a private hospital in Bundoora, last Aug 31. i just submitted my assessment files to IHNA yesterday, which will then be forwarded to AHPRA this week. hopefully i will get my registration by next week or the week after. during the last few days in clinicals, our educator kept reminding us that it's getting harder to get a job as a nurse in the acute setting. a lot overseas nurses start off in aged care which is not really my cuppa tea. but if it's the only option i have then what else can i do? also, some hospitals don't offer sponsorships to overseas nurses which is another problem. and overseas nurses are also competing against the local graduates. so good luck to everyone!