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  1. Iknowcb... Starting to get the visa ball rolling! I took the PTE test last week, got all 90s which im super happy with so thats 20 visa points :) Going to get in touch with an agent in a couple of months to get my skills assessment done. So slowly but surely.
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    Best visa options for a NQN

    Hey, thanks for replying. Ive just checked and I get 65 points minimum, 70 with my partner, 75 with state sponsorship. But 65 is the min. I was hoping to look at the 491 visa as that would allow me to apply for a permanent visa afterwards? Will look into the 482 aswell though! I used a WHV years ago, I'm waiting to see if when the new agreement comes in, if I can apply to the new WHV as a fresh applicant or not. Depends on if the subclass is different, technically it's a different visa then? If that's an option then I'd go down the WHV route first then apply onshore, but I'm doubtful I can get it so looking at other options.
  3. Hi all been around for a while but first time properly posting on visa topics. I've been qualified as a nurse for 3 months, I realise it's not enough experience yet but I'm aware that I can apply for a skills assessment after 3 months, I'm guessing it's just a case of each individual visa or state requirement for entry in terms of experience? I'm wondering what the best visa is to go on? I don't mind temporary to start with as long as I can definitely apply for permanent afterwards onshore. Ideally want to go out as soon as possible but hoping to apply late 2022 after I've had a years experience. My field is ICU so hoping that will be an advantage. I'll be 31 when I apply for the visa and hoping to get 20 points from the PTE test. Any help would be great, thanks
  4. Hope everyone is going alright? Hope you all have a great Christmas and new year I'm working Christmas day but off for Boxing day and NY so cant complain 2022 will hopefully be when we get the visa stuff rolling....
  5. 6-8 weeks but Ive needed the 8 haha. It's such a huge responsibility and I wasn't ready yet, but I will be in the numbers soon so we'll see how it goes. We're going to start putting Aus funds away now each month and hopefully later next year we can look into getting the visa ball rolling.
  6. Iknowcb.... Almost two months into my job now. It was really full on and overwhelming to start with, and still is, just getting less so (very slowly). The amount I need to learn and the skills I need to learn are insane, I haven't practiced or got confident in most things still but I'm due to go in the numbers soon so as long as I ask for help/support when I need to then it should be fine.
  7. Thanks hope you're doing ok in WA? Thank you really kind of you to say. You never know, if I make it over for good and im in your area ill give you a shout! Thanks very much Thank you!! x That's lovely, thank you as above hopefullly if I make it over for good there'll be chances to cross each others paths!
  8. Aww thanks Ali I hope so! Hopefully one day I can meet you and some others when I finally get over permanently. x
  9. Iknowcb.. Found out I got first class honours in my degree, so super happy with that Graduation will be months away still though. Start my job next week so getting very nervous! Hope everyones going good??
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I know of one person who developed GBS after having the AZ vaccination. Its still very rare and the benefits still outweigh the rare chance of a serious side effect (from what we know so far). Im fully vaccinated but I can understand if people are wary.
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    Most enduring international chocolate bar

    Kitkat and Snickers for me. Not old but also really like the Dairy Milk Jelly Poppin Candy bars too.
  12. Yeah. To say the Drs make all the decisions is just silly, but people wouldnt know unless they worked in the health care system. Nurses spend more time with patients than anyone else so quite often the Drs will usually ask the nurse their opinion on treatment too. Everyone works together to decide whats best for the patient its just the Drs thats responsible for signing it off. Nurses can take extra courses though to become prescribers. On a placement I had in minor injuries that was all nurse led. It was amazing, they could diagnose fractures/sprains based off of their own assessments and interpreting xray imaging.
  13. My degree was 50% placement and 50% theory in terms of hours but usually juggling both at the same time. I think my degree has helped me as we get taught what they call 'evidence based practice' so it gets you to think about the rationale for doing things a certain way. It's helped me look up a lot of guidelines/policies/Anatomy/pharmacology as it's tied into our assignments. A lot of reflection as well lol. In university we had simulation lessons as-well so we had a practice run of practical things that we might not be exposed to in our placements. So we learn certain things at uni and then when it comes to being on placement it's like 'oh yeah I get why X causes Y '. In the UK you need a degree now to go higher than a band 5. Also the skills we had to get signed off in our placements is more than what it used to be. I was doing cannulation and helping with IV medication in my last year which is something you used to only be able to do once qualified and had training. I'll still get training again though with my work.
  14. Thank you, lovely of you to say
  15. Sounds like you had a rough time starting out! In my experience the MRSA/C diff isn't 'too' common, people pick up infections yeah but it's not excessive like it sounds like it was! There's definitely a lot of emphasis on good hygiene and use of PPE especially now with Covid in the mix. They audit everything these days, cleaning especially. I know some units can still be that bad time in terms of staffing and beds. Where do you work now in Aus? Community nursing?
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