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engr2008



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Filipino nurses still welcome to work in NZ Reply with quote

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/news/view/20090507-203662/Filipino-nurses-still-welcome-to-work-in-NZ

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First Posted 13:32:00 05/07/2009

Filed Under: Nursing matters, Overseas Employment, Migration

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino nurses are still welcome in New Zealand, executives of the New Zealand Nursing Council told the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing.

The DFA, which met with the Council’s chief executive Carolyn Reed and registration manager Andrea McCance, on Thursday said the assurance was made following some media reports that New Zealand is questioning the competence of Filipino nurses.

In a statement, the DFA said the executives also expressed regret about the report, which Reed said were based on remarks made by those not connected with either the Council or the New Zealand government.

Council officials, who also met separately with officials of the Professional Regulation Commission and the Commission on Higher Education, said Filipino nurse candidates to their country are able to hurdle the prescribed bridging program.

They also cited the “very low” failure rate in the required competency assessment program.

McCance said her office has been trying to simplify the process for qualified foreign nurses to work in New Zealand. Among the steps they have taken are: provide more complete information on its website and allow staggered completion of required International English Language Testing System, which may also be taken here in the Philippines.

Council officials also said the issuance of residency visas is beyond the scope of their work. They said a foreign nurse registered with the Council should present such registration in support of a separate proper residency status application with New Zealand immigration authorities.

They said the Council also encourages direct applications rather than coursing registration through recruitment agencies.

The DFA encouraged the Philippine Nurses Association and the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing to have school registrars identify and match subjects with foreign government requirements on the applicant’s transcript of records.

The department said this would facilitate the evaluation of individuals who will practice nursing in New Zealand.

Those who met with the New Zealand officials were DFA Asian and Pacific Affairs director J. Susana Paez and Office of the Undersecretary for International Economic Relations director Eric Gerardo Tamayo, as well as Dr. Teresita Barcelo, president of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing.

Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Bienvenido Tejano suggested the visit in response to the Council’s expression of desire to undertake consultations with their Filipino counterparts.

Filipinos comprise the second largest number of foreign nurses in New Zealand, with about 200 nurses registered every year.
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wellingtonianbuddy



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could imagine the bunch of nimkumpoofs, dingdongs and dr. spongklongs/klangs at the DFA and the association of deans of nursing factories - all nodding and smiling (with all ooohs, and aahs) at this verile attempt of the NZ nursing council to boost its public relations.

of course, nurses are welcome. as to whether theyt will get PR is another matter which NZNC categorically denies to have "hands on it" (as it is an NZIS matter). very well said indeed.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Public relations na lang itong news na ito ng NZ/ Nurse council. ganito naman dito sa NZ, iba ang published na shortage sa actual. ang actual eh pinepera na lang ang mga applicants Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope these nurses know better than to believe this hook line and sinker.

Getting your registration is fine, but is there still employment opportunities for nurses or is the DHB also freeze-hiring? That's the issue that was not addressed by the NZ delegation.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nurses are still in-demand in NZ.

If you're a nurse and you want to work in NZ, don't go to NZ unprepared. Avoid shortcuts. Be professional enough to read the understand the NZ Nursing Registration requirements and please.... don't go to NZ without a letter from the NZ Nursing Council inviting you to take the CAP.
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chicano



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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all they have to do is visit www.trademe.co.nz/jobs and www.seek.co.nz

as per today nursing/midwives job vacancies listed in seek is about 521 (for all places in NZ) and 204 vacancies listed in trademe..

so I reckon there is still a demand for RN's in NZ.

engr2008 is right. Avoid shortcuts and agencies. Basic Requirement for RN : 7.0 in all areas of IELTS. at least one year work experience and 4 yr BSN degree.
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chrisv



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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the philippine DFA still a reliable govt agency???because I still dont trust these clowns working in monkey suits.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite the "kiwi-first" policy will these nurses still get jobs? Will the DHB willing to sponsor their visas? They only get visitor's visa to complete their bridging courses, right? I sure hope they do arrange work visas for the prospective nurses.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there is such a thing as "kiwi-first" if you're a nurse. If you're a registered nurse, you are in demand period(.) If you have a letter from NZ Nursing Council telling you to take the CAP, hospitals will be more than willing to sponsor your CAP.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know CMDHB (Counties Manukau DHB) recently sponsored (tuition fee, accomodation and one way air fare if im not mistaken) some PH RN for the CAP which started a while ago, and more are coming for the July CAP...

well if these RN's will be able to get a job offer in DHBs , private hospitals , nursing homes after their CAP, I see no reason why they will not be granted work visa/permit. The last time I check nursing is still on the skills shortage list.



I reckon with the 700++ advertised nursing vacancies as of the moment there is still room for Pinoy RNs in NZ...(according to NCNZ 200 Pinoy RNs were able to get registration every year)...So maybe this nursing shortage will last for 2-3 years na lang..
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know some of the nurses who were sponsored and took the CAP last Feb. They already received their nursing registration.

Nursing shortage in NZ might last longer since nurses come and go. Australia's one of the favorite destination of some nurses because of salary.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:25 am    Post subject: inquiry re: second courser Reply with quote

Are 2nd COursers can still apply in NZ?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you will have the perception that there are many job opportunities in nz, but in reality they are only advertised duplicate/triplicate/quadruplicate etc...

in my experience, I applied for a job post online, and it turns out that the position is advertised by 4 different recruitment agencies.



chicano wrote:
all they have to do is visit www.trademe.co.nz/jobs and www.seek.co.nz

as per today nursing/midwives job vacancies listed in seek is about 521 (for all places in NZ) and 204 vacancies listed in trademe..

so I reckon there is still a demand for RN's in NZ.

engr2008 is right. Avoid shortcuts and agencies. Basic Requirement for RN : 7.0 in all areas of IELTS. at least one year work experience and 4 yr BSN degree.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: inquiry re: second courser Reply with quote

kingmarie08 wrote:
Are 2nd COursers can still apply in NZ?


i try mo contact and nz council:

Postal address: PO Box 9644
Wellington 6141
New Zealand
Street address: Level 12
Mid City Tower
139-143 Willis Street
Wellington
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 385 9589

Fax: +64 4 801 8502
e-mail: oseas@nursingcouncil.org.nz
overseas registration enquiries

nzreg@nursingcouncil.org.nz
enquiries regarding
practising certificates
webmaster@nursingcouncil.org.nz
website enquiries

admin@nursingcouncil.org.nz
administration and
all other enquiries


http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/contact.html
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: inquiry re: second courser Reply with quote

kingmarie08 wrote:
Are 2nd COursers can still apply in NZ?


Of course. 2nd coursers can apply.
No guarantee that you'll get an approval though. It depends on your experience, when you graduated, etc...

Case-to-case basis.
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