Chelsea86

Nursing in Australia

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    I came over in April to start a Grad position, so I'm relatively newly qualified. I can honestly say that it's been hard at times, due to differences in the way of nursing compared to UK, but I certainly can't see myself going back to working in UK and the NHS (my family is still in UK, but are following me next year). Reports from my husband over the last few months regarding what is happening in the NHS reinforces that decision!

    The hospital I'm working for is really pro-active and supportive of it's staff as far as I can see/so far experienced. Everyone has been really friendly and made me feel part of the team from day one.

    I loved my job in UK, although it was pretty stressful due to the working conditions/cutbacks implemented. But I was working with a great team. I did wonder at the time if I was doing the right thing, as I knew I was going ahead of my family and would be on my own for a while. I guess it says a lot about my job and the people I work with, as I don't think I would feel so settled as I do at present.

    Can honestly say I'm loving life here

     

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    Hi Karen,

     

    please could you give me informatio regarding graduate programmes. I am a student mental healthnurse and qualify August 2014. I have sent CVs to various hospitals in Perth for graduate programmes and possible employment. I am 39 and have a partner and 3 children. We are travelling to perth in Novemebr this year to test the water and meet with one of the clinics who replied to my CV regarding future employment opportunities. Could you give me advice regarding the grad programme and how you applied without being qualified or did you qualify then apply... all so confusing. Thank you and enjoy the sun (raining here)

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    Hi everyone,

     

    I am looking for some advise too. I really don't have as much experience as everyone here as I am only a 3rd year student nurse, but my partner and I are looking to move next year (Nov hopefully as I qualify in September). All his family are there and he has stayed here in Scotland for the sole purpose to wait on me finishing uni so as you can imagine we are desperate to get going.

     

    We have been in contact with a migrant agent and he qualifies for a skilled migration visa as he is a plumber... but I cannot go on it with him as we don't have enough joint paper work to prove, and the only way round it from the agents opinion is if we got married.

     

    I have looked at maybe getting a working holiday visa and applying for pr whilst I am doing so.. but realistically if I do this I can only work for 1 employer for 6 months each which in nursing I know wont be possible... and I don't know if they have an equivalent to NHS Bank aide and if this would even qualify for the experience.

     

    would really appreciate any tips or advice anyone has.

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    There are nursing agencies that you can work for (no bank as such), do try to keep your skills in nursing though as if you need to apply for registration/skills assessment you'll probably need to prove recency in practise.

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    Hi Lauren,

     

    As you have a full year until your planned departure why don't you consider moving in with your BF and putting all bills and documents in both your names. Not sure if that will suffice but could be worth a try instead of getting married! Maybe get a joint bank account, any evidence of you being together will help.

     

    If that fails then I'd probably opt for the working holiday visa or apply for your own independent visa.

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    Hi Chelsea,

     

    We have already lived together for a year already but never put anything like bank accounts as joint due to issues etc. the only thing we have joint is our tenancy agreement. I would normally change it all now to get everything in both our names but we are about to start the process in the next month so that hopefully fingers crossed it will be granted by the time I qualify and do my 3 months work.

     

    I think a working holiday visa will definitely be my best bet.. the only work is me getting a job for 6 months at a time in nursing over there.

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    Hi everyone

    I'm moving over to Perth from Brissy probably in Jan '14 and am a MH nurse. I just work as an RN on a casual pool at a forensic hospital here in Brisbane (previously CNS in Sydney and G grade in UK before I migrated to Aus) but happy to stay on the casual pool as I'm studying.. I've heard from Perth nurses that there is plenty of casual work in MH including forensics, is this correct? Hope so, kinda banking on it..!

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    Guest jacqui

    Hi...My sons girlfriend qualifies for her nursing in Nov next year and everyone is telling her that she would need to have a years experience before she can come to Australia...is this true is there any other visa she can apply for that will get her over and in a nursing position

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    I think there's a reasonable amount of regular casual work around for ward work. Try Nurse West ... they tend to be the first port of call to get casuals. Good luck

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    Hi...My sons girlfriend qualifies for her nursing in Nov next year and everyone is telling her that she would need to have a years experience before she can come to Australia...is this true is there any other visa she can apply for that will get her over and in a nursing position

     

    Unless she gets on a graduate programme then it may be difficult (but not impossible) to get a job without experience. She needs to remember that she'll be up against nurses (when applying for jobs) who have qualified experience and that experience may make the difference - particularly in looking at a sponsored visa.

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    Guest Lann83

    Hi Chelsea

     

    I am a RN and have a PR visa and have my flights booked to emigrate in January 2014.

     

    Can I ask honestly, where is best to work ... the state hospitals or the private hospitals. More specifically, the state hospitals or St John Of God private hospital. I know normally that the private hospitals do not do salary packaging but St John of God does.

     

    Also, what area do you work in?

     

    Thanks

     

    Hey,

     

    If anyone needs information about nursing jobs in Perth, I'll be happy to help.

     

    Thanks

     

    C x

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    Hi Im hoping someone can give me advice please? I have sat ILets and got scores I need but were not going out on my visa. Im in process of looking to swap my reg over.

    I trained as an adult nurse and qualified 2010. I was a prcatice nurse for three years since qualifying and then in may I started working as a school nurse. I absolutley love school nursing. working with schools, kids and families but I have an adult nursing degree. Can I work as a school nurse with no child nursing qualifications? xxxx

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    I've just arrived from London. I've always been interested in studying nursing. Where is the best place to study a Diploma? I have Australian residency so I won't be considered an international.  Any suggestions?

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    3 hours ago, sandra said:

    I've just arrived from London. I've always been interested in studying nursing. Where is the best place to study a Diploma? I have Australian residency so I won't be considered an international.  Any suggestions?

    To train to be an RN - you will need to look at the Uni courses.  WA still trains Enrolled nurses - and you can explore courses at some TAFES

    ETA - I removed the link to the courses.

     

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