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Q: Travel Nursing to Australia ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Travel Nursing to Australia
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: happygirl1617-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 16:24 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2006 16:24 PDT
Question ID: 720364
I would like to know about becoming a Registered Nurse in Australia. 
I am a RN here in the US, with US citizenship.  I graduated with an
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree from a community
college in Michigan.  It was a year of sciences and pre-reqs and then
two years of just nursing study.  Since graduation in May 2003 all of
my jobs have been in pediatrics.  I am hoping to do a travel
assignment to Australia for at least 6 months to one year. 
Specifically I am looking for whether I can become a RN in Australia
without a BSN, if so what the requirements are adn who I contact, and
companies that have tmeporary travel assignments.  Thanks so much!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Travel Nursing to Australia
From: schylaar-ga on 18 Apr 2006 18:11 PDT
I work at a large university in the state of Queensland, Australia,
where students study nursing among other things. I'm not sure but if
you contacted the Nursing Faculty here they may be able to assist you
with your queries, or at least point you in the right direction by
giving you a Govt department or some such thing to contact.

The web site for the University is:

My mother has been a nurse for 45 years but is only a casual with an
agency now, so when I called her she was unable to help. However, she
has worked with many nurses over the years who have come from other
countries for permanent or temporary work. The nursing industry in
Australia is painfully under-staffed and I think that if you could get
the proper paperwork approved with regard to a work visa etc, you
would have no problem at all finding work with an agency or any
private or public hospital.

I hope this helps!

~* Schylaar *~
Subject: Re: Travel Nursing to Australia
From: happygirl1617-ga on 20 Apr 2006 23:10 PDT
Thanks schylaar!! I'll definitely check it out!

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