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by Clair Brooke Clair Brooke (New) New

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Hi, I know this is slightly off topic, but for some reason I cannot figure out how to start a new one? Any help? I am a UK RN and want to move to Australia to work. Do I need to sit the NCLEX as well as my BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing? If so, is it the same as the NCLEX for the US? Any advice greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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dj_rn has 3 years experience.

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hi! no problem at all. just off the top of my head, best to visit AHPRA website as they process RN registration. Generally, nurses I’ve known has to take a bridging course here for 18 months then apply for registration after finishing. not sure about UK if you meet registration requirements for RN.

https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/International.aspx

hope this helps...

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dj_rn has 3 years experience.

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sorry , to answer your question, Australia doesn’t require RN exams. You just need to meet registration requirements.

Passing NCLEX is a requirement of U.S. RN licensure (all states).

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dj_rn has 3 years experience.

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😉 pardon me if I repeat info about NCLEX. I realised you are familiar with it

just shoot questions and I’ll try my best to answer them 🙂

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So, this is what confuses me. I went on to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and it states to do a self-check and see what stream you are on. Well there are lots of streams and not clear at all re what qualifications match to what stream. Then after self-check the website clearly states that you have to sit a MCQ (NCLEX) and a 16 station clinical skills test (OSCE).

Any further clarification be so helpful, thanks

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dj_rn has 3 years experience.

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I'm confused about the info u gave. as far as I know Australia doesnt require RN exam. there should be an email address in AHPRA site and you can clarify your concerns to them directly. not sure what is meant by stream except the kind of visa stream you might need to apply for if you want to work in Australia. NCLEX is exclusive to USA and Canada only.

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to a thread of it’s own in Nurse Registration

NCLEX is for Canada and the US. As mentioned suggest checking APHRA website out

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Cloud9RN has 11 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Rehab.

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On 3/31/2020 at 5:49 AM, dj_rn said:

I'm confused about the info u gave. as far as I know Australia doesnt require RN exam. there should be an email address in AHPRA site and you can clarify your concerns to them directly. not sure what is meant by stream except the kind of visa stream you might need to apply for if you want to work in Australia. NCLEX is exclusive to USA and Canada only.

Your information is obsolete. Australia now requires NCLEX plus OSCE for those international graduate nurses seeking registration in Australia except for NZ RNs

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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3 hours ago, Cloud9RN said:

Your information is obsolete. Australia now requires NCLEX plus OSCE for those international graduate nurses seeking registration in Australia except for NZ RNs

Looking at APHRA website I see they call it MCQ exam and not NCLEX plus OSCE which at the moment is on hold due to COVID. Calling it NCLEX may be confusing when APHRA is calling it something else

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Cloud9RN has 11 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Rehab.

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47 minutes ago, Silverdragon102 said:

Looking at APHRA website I see they call it MCQ exam and not NCLEX plus OSCE which at the moment is on hold due to COVID. Calling it NCLEX may be confusing when APHRA is calling it something else

It is NCLEX, the MCQ is under NCSBN. If you check NCSBN website you can find NCLEX Australia as member of NCSBN. I am 100% sure that Australia is using the NCLEX as their MCQ. They even waive MQC for NCLEX passers within the last 10 years.

For your reference

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