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Decide why you want to nurse in Australia

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Before spending money on working visa’s and Australian nursing registration fees, it’s important to determine exactly what you want to get out of the experience. Perhaps you’ve always had a burning desire to travel the East Coast of Australia in a campervan, or have always wanted to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef. Maybe it’s the challenge of nursing in a different country? or maybe

Feature Nurse Natalie

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Hi, my name is Natalie and I am 3 years qualified as a registered nurse. I am from Scotland and currently living in Brisbane. When I first qualified I worked in ED before moving on to a surgical receiving unit that also had 4 high dependency beds. With that experience behind me, I work as a general med/surg/HDU agency nurse here in Australia. What made

Are housing and travel reimbursements provided?

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You’ve got to love the perks of any job, but it’s important to know when certain incentives are offered, and when you will have to organise and pay for housing and travel, yourself. In Australia, housing and travel reimbursements aren’t always provided, but there are some instances where you are more likely to be offered these incentives. For day-to-day agency nursing in the cities, you

How long are you wanting to Nurse in Australia for?

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Not really sure how to start planning your trip? One of the first things you need to decide is how long you’re wanting to nurse in Australia for. The next step is determining how long you want to actually spend in Australia, travelling and nursing. Whilst it is perfectly ok for this to change, having some kind of idea really helps throughout the initial planning

What are the steps for applying to nurse in Australia?

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Nursing in Australia isn’t as easy as buying a plane ticket and getting a job. There are some very important factors you need to consider before planning to Nurse in Australia. Two factors that are essential to nurse in Australia are – obtaining an Australian Visa and gaining AHPRA registration. The following will outline the steps involved in determining whether you’re eligible to nurse in

Feature Nurse JC

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Hey I’m JC, an Emergency Nurse originally from the Philippines but now based in Sydney. What has your nursing experience consisted of so far? I’ve been nursing for 13 years continuously over parts of Asia, Middle East, New Zealand & Australia. My clinical experience is rooted upon critical care. I have also done medical and surgical for a few years during my early nursing years.

How much experience is required to Nurse in Australia?

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Are you ready to pack your bags, book your tickets and start your adventure nursing around Australia? As exciting as it is, don’t forget one important little thing, and that’s called ‘experience’. Working in Australia is an item on the bucket list for many nurses around the world. Whilst the demand for nurses in Australia if high, it is also important to remember that there

What are the pay rates for nursing in Australia?

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Interested in nursing in Australia, but would like to know what to expect in terms of salary? Determining pay can be tricky, and it’s not because it’s a secret of any sort – it’s because there are so many variables taken into consideration. Every state in Australia has its own Award system based on your nursing level and years of experience. Registered Nurses (RNs) in

AHPRA Processing Times

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AHPRA advises that the standard timeframe for the assessment of a complete application from overseas, is 4-6 weeks. However… Don’t forget to take into account the following factors which can significantly add time to the entire process. The time it takes you to gather your documentation Gathering your documentation can be one of the lengthiest parts of the process. Many people underestimate the time involved

Feature Nurse Aine

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Heya, my name is Áine and I’m an Irish nurse working in Australia. I normally work in general surgical and medical wards so there’s a lot to see. What made you want to nurse in Australia? And are you enjoying it? For me, I have always wanted to travel and once I had my degree and a bit of experience behind me I wanted to

Feature Nurse Cassie

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Hey! My name is Cassandra, I’m a Registered Nurse working in A&E from Canada. How long have you been in Australia for? What was the hardest part in getting organised to come and Nurse in Australia? I have only just begun my Australian adventure! I have been here for 3 weeks, and so far the months of organising and waiting prior to arriving has been

6 reasons you need to nurse in South Australia

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South Australian local Dan March shares some of his favourite places in SA – there are so many treasures, you’ll need to live there to experience it all! South Australia is fast becoming a hotspot for places to visit for 2017, and has earned the only listing for Australia on Lonely Planet’s world guide for places to visit in 2017. Nursing opportunities in the state

How long does the process take to get ready to nurse in Australia?

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Getting ready to nurse in Australia can be a daunting and time-consuming process. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as just jumping on a plane. The two most important, time-dependant elements of the process are – organising your Australian working visa and obtaining AHPRA registration. Working Holiday Visa Processing time varies significantly from person to person, and largely depends on the type of working visa chosen.

Feature Nurse Kelly

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Hi my name is… Kelly! I’m 27 and grew up in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. I have been a Registered Nurse since 2011 and have also completed post graduate study in Emergency nursing and Mental Health nursing. After university I worked for a few years in theatre as a scrub/scout. I then moved to Alice Springs, Central Australia and worked in a psychiatric ward

How long are nursing assignments in Australia?

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Understanding how nurses are employed in Australia is important when planning your working holiday. Nursing in Australia, like any country, can be done on a range of terms of employment. It’s possible to choose the flexibility of day-to-day work – or you can also opt for the certainty of income that a permanent job brings. The first thing that you need to decide is what

Questions asked by a USA travel nurse

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USA student Christine is currently attending nursing school at the University of Tampa, Florida. With travel nursing as a goal, Christine asks a few questions about the possibility of nursing in Australia. How much experience is required? The more experience you have, they better you will be prepared for thinking on your feet as a foreign nurse in an unfamiliar hospital and country. In saying