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sallyrawlings

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Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:01 pm

I am an American RN ( ADN ) from Alaska.I have more than 25 years experience as an RN.I have married to an Aussie for 6 years but just moved here late sept..He got sick with endocarditis and was in RPA and Westmead Private ( Sydney NSW) I found ward nursing to be nothing like I am used to( they dont do assessments of even Vital signs) ER and Theatre and ICU was more to what I was used to as far as the nursing care ( Westmead Private ICU was excellent and very accommodating to me as my husband was very very ill post op-- endocarditis and congential heart repair revisions etc). I am used to working very hard RUNNING 12.5 HOURS and spending alot of time with patients my last job was Tele   /Med/ SURG/ PEDS.. and i often floated to ER AND ICU..I was a resource nurse and helped mentor and train alot of staff.

4 Years ago the NSW nursing board / regulatory people that grant nursing licenses told me I probably couldnt work here as an RN as I dont have a BSN.I have 25 plus years and alot of extra certificates etc ( had certifications in ER  served on that national board organisation etc).Granted I have been a bit busy with getting my husband well and now cardiac rehabing ( tho just found out  yesterday he is cheating on me).Would not my years of high aquity experience negate some of that? ( I hold ACLS, BLS,NRP. PALS, ENPC, TNCC, )

I just got my bridging visa so I can legally work.I am broke,  and I need to do the english language test( EILTS? IELTS?)I am workign on getting a job in a shop or some thing to make some money as I said  we are broke.( and I am living with my inlaws  tho with my husband cheating on me I dont know how thats going to work)

I have no support here,, i know practically no one.I dont have a  church. Any advice appreciated.

sally Rawlings  panania NSW  2213  SYDNEY

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Mar 22, 2013, 12:52 pm Last edited Mar 22, 2013, 12:52 pm update #4

Hey Sally,

I'm assuming that you are taking the IELTS because of the nursing registration. For registration as a nurse in Australia, you can skip the IELTS if you can prove that you have at least 5 years of studies that is in English and a nursing certificate that Australia recognise. The education can be a combination of secondary (high school), vocational (Language school) and/or tertiary (TAFE, collage and university).

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CEEQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au%2Fdocuments%2Fdefault.aspx%3Frecord%3DWD11%252F5843%26dbid%3DAP%26chksum%3DO1bDmk2pcUjB41xW6anasA%253D%253D&ei=Kb5LUaiKI8v8lAWuhoGgCA&usg=AFQjCNF2K5_XLU7qMnVoAqr3QylP6hFdow&bvm=bv.44158598,d.dGI

If you did not complete your education in English, there are 2 options for you to prove your English standard. You can choose to take International English Language Test System (IELTS) or Occupational English Test (OET).

http://www.anmac.org.au/faqs#006

OET is more expensive and the listening section is a lot tougher than IELTS, but the rest of the other 3 section are slightly easier. Please refer to OET website for the exact format.

If you are truly desperate for income and a job, you can try your luck with agency nursing, age care and mental health, as they are always looking for people. While the rest of the hospitals will probably take like 2 months (or worst) to get yourself employed.

I know this is a rather late reply for your post, but all the best and good luck for your registration!

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