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  1. sjelves

    Paediatric Nurses

    If this was true then why do universities offer branched nursing? Adults and children suffer from different conditions and their bodies work differently therefore being general trained is not going to benefit me. Had I done general training first it would have taken 3 years then 18 months to train in paediatrics. I did 3 years of paediatrics, surely that makes me better qualified to work with children?
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    Paediatric Nurses

    You don't need to be general trained in the UK. If you know you don't want to work with adults it seems silly to train general then an extra 18 months for Paeds.
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    Paediatric Nurses

    No. I am purely paediatric trained, a lot of other uk nurses trying to come here will be in the same position.
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    Paediatric Nurses

    Hi, I'm Sophie, I moved to Sydney from England in June 2014. I'm a degree qualified paediatric nurse with 18 months experience. I applied for my AHPRA registration in April 2014. My application has still not been granted. Without being a negative joy-kill I just felt that it was important that I pointed out the realistic situation in Australia (particularly Sydney) for paediatric nurses. Not only has it been 8 months since I applied for registration but it is also clear there are zero jobs out here for paediatric nurses despite there being 2 paediatric hospitals. When I decided to move here everyone said 'oh, you'll get a job no problem!' 'they're screaming out for nurses!' Its not correct. I live in inner Sydney and there are currently no vacancies for paediatric nurses. I just want those paeds nurses out there to be aware of the current job situation & not to come over here expecting to fall into a job. I just wish someone had told me this before I had come out as I'm struggling to find even non-nursing work because my qualifications are so specific. Sophie
  5. Hi, I moved to Sydney in June 2014, I applied for AHPRA in April and it has still not come through. I have decided to move back to England in June 2015. I am thinking about cancelling my AHPRA registration application. Does anyone know if I will be reimbursed any of my application fee? Many thanks Sophie
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    Official nurses thread!

    Hi, I just want to say to those saying if you are degree qualified it is a breeze to become registered that it is not the case. I am degree qualified and my registration has been processing since April. I have been in Sydney for 4 months without work. My advice for anyone applying, make sure you do it 6 months before you plan to move.
  7. I have been in Sydney for almost 12 weeks. I applied for registration with AHPRA in March/April and it still hasn't come through. I wish this was my biggest concern but as a paediatric nurse it seems there aren't that many jobs out there. Sophie
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    Official nurses thread!

    Hi everyone, I sent my AHPRA documents off 10 days ago but have not recieved any confirmation that they have arrived. I was wondering how long everyone else's documents took to arrive. Starting to panic! Many thanks Sophie
  9. Hi all, I am a paediatric nurse in the UK, my partner and I are moving to Sydney at the end of June. I think it is unlikely my nursing registration will have gone through by then and I won't have a job lined up so I was wondering if anyone could recommend any jobs that I would be able to get quickly to tide me over until I find a nursing post. Any help would be much appreciated. Sophie
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    Fumigating new apartment

    Hi, My partner and I will be renting an apartment in Sydney when we move over in July. I read somewhere that it is a good idea to get the apartment fumigated prior to moving in to reduce the chances of creepy crawlies entering the apartment? Is this true? If so, does anyone know an approximate price? Many thanks Sophie
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    Where to live in sydney?

    Thank you so much for all your replies. I really appreciate it, particularly for going into so much depth northshorepom. There is is a children's hospital in westmead, that is why is was one of my options for employment. Thank you you for listing other big hospitals around the city, that will be really helpful as I'm sure they will have at least 1 paediatric ward. Id definitely want to be near the water if possible. My partner said I was dreaming but after all of your replies I am still hopeful!
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    Newly Qualified Nurse - Please Help

    I'd recommend starting to look at AHPRA registration as it's a bit of a minefield. Lots of documents and information to gather and as I found it takes longer than expected to get in contact with everyone to get what you need. I'm just applying for my registration now.
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    Where to live in sydney?

    Hi all, Today my partner and I got the news that he got a job in Sydney. He will be working near to Circular Quay & I am a paediatric nurse hoping to get a job in a children's hospital either in Westmead or Randwick. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on nice areas to live with good transport links for both of us? Our budget will be around $650 per week. Is it likely that we will be able to find a nice apartment for that amount? Really appreciate your opinions/help. Sophie
  14. Hi all, Today my partner and I got the news that he got a job in Sydney. He will be working near to Circular Quay & I am a paediatric nurse hoping to get a job in a children's hospital either in Westmead or Randwick. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on nice areas to live with good transport links for both of us? Our budget will be around $650 per week. Is it likely that we will be able to find a nice apartment for that amount? Really appreciate your opinions/help. Sophie
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    Official nurses thread!

    Hi, Im Sophie, a band 5 paediatric nurse in the UK. My partner and I have decided to relocate to Sydney. Was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to start the job hunt? Hoping to secure something before we go. Thanks
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