Nursing Registration Process In Australia
Are you an internationally qualified nurse or midwife (IQNM) intending to start your career in Australia?
To achieve your dream, firstly you need to register yourself with Nursing and Midwifery board of Australia (NMBA). Thereafter, you must apply for a visa issued by the Australian government. The NMBA and AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) work closely together to regulate Australia’s registered nurses, midwives, and students.
The following are the NMBA’s Registration standards that all international nurses and midwives should comply with: –
- English Language skills
- Criminal history
- Recency of Practice
- Continuing Professional development
- Professional indemnity insurance arrangement
Overseas registered nurses looking for guidance on how to be a nurse in Australia must get familiar with the recent transition to a new assessment model.
What is the new assessment model for IQNMs?
In March 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) replaced the previous bridging program pathway with an Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) for Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives (IQNMs). All the international nurses must go through a series of steps to achieve their nursing registration which includes: –
– an online self-check
– an orientation program for those who are advised to continue with the assessment process
– an outcomes-based assessment (OBA) for those who have obtained a qualification which is relevant but not completely equivalent.
What is the OBA?
The Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) is an assessment for overseas registered nurses where they become eligible to undertake two examinations to attain the nursing registration in Australia. The first exam is the NCLEX-RN and the second is the OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination). IQNMs must pass the first stage before moving to the next stage.
What are the steps to begin my registration?
The nursing registration pathway in Australia for international nurses involves the following steps.
Are you ready to begin your Self-Check?
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For More Information
Download a PDF copy of AHPRA Fact sheet: Transition to a new assessment model for internationally qualified nurses and midwives
Visit the Registration standards section of the NMBA website
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FeesNCLEX RN PREPARATION : 2500 AUD OSCE PREPARATION : 3500 AUD
OSCE : 23-Nov-2020
Mode of Delivery
OSCE (FACE TO FACE)