Hi, my husband is a registered mental health nurse in the uk. his application for australian registration to APHRA was made in aug 2013. a friend of ours who now lives in brisbane is having difficulty getting her australian registration due to new rules where nursing qualifications gained overseas have to equal the australian masters degree in nursing (i would have thought this was the case anyway!). I have read this morning that a uk advanced diploma is as good as australian masters, but we are so unsure. Andy (my husband) has phoned APHRA several times now and other than being told his application is nearly completed we don't seem to be able to get any other info. He has a case officer (who has not returned any calls or emails, and always seems to out of the office) so that doen't help. The wait has been like torture but now its torture with a possibility of no registration! Does anyone know of the new legislation and able to give us some info on this subject.
Sorry this is such a long winded thread but if I don't get some info (and some sun!) soon I think I might just go crazy!!!!!
by the way, Andy has an advanced diploma in nursing, and the new legislation only came into effect on 10th feb2014.