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Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:07 pm

Hi i'm an overseas trained enrolled nurse here in Australia on a work visa and want to upgrade my skills to that of a registered nurse.As i have to work full time i am considering doing the bachelor of nursing through correspondence.Any advice?

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Jul 18, 2005, 12:30 am

Hi Anisa,

Welcome to Aus and to NurseCentral. You don't say where you are from, but I would suggest contacting the universities closest to you about their external offerings. Usually you will still need to attend at some times, particularly for the practical elements.

I know that some educators do visit NC, so maybe some of you will offer some advice.

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Jul 20, 2005, 12:19 am

Hi DarrenThanks for the reply.Im from Perth.What i really wanted to know is, are there any overseas students here who have done or are doing the bachelor of nursing ?I have contacted several universities and they do not offer external mode of study to overseas students.

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Jul 20, 2005, 03:35 am Last edited Jul 20, 2005, 03:35 am update #1

Anisa, I am only a little bit familiar with South Australian Universities.

I thought that UniSA does what you are looking for.

Here is a link to get you started and it might pay to talk to someone from the Nursing Division there.

 

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Aug 10, 2005, 07:10 pm

Hi AnisaI live in Melbourne and am doing my RN through Charles Sturt Uni in Bathurst (NSW) by correspondance. Check ou their website. I have found the structure of their course to be suitable to working fulltime and aving a life as well.Of course it will depend on which state in which you live.www.csu.edu.au

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