** Guest post by Emma Bates, who hosts the website Nursing Australia & gives us an inside look into her latest release E-book titled “Nursing Australia – Guide to Working and Living as a Nurse Down Under”.
Nursing in Australia – A How to Guide
Ever since I qualified, it was my dream to come and work in Australia, I have been working in a Premier hospital in Sydney for nearly six years and I still think it’s the best thing I ever did. Like many nurses with a burning desire to travel and work overseas, I came to Australia on a Temporary Business (457) visa. I was full of excitement and wonder, with no real idea of what to expect. Right from the beginning I could find nothing that would steer me in the right direction.
Overseas nurses are expected to fumble their way through a complicated new health care system with nothing to really guide them through what is a difficult process. There are things I’d wished I’d known up front, from the major items like who the employers are, to the lower priority but still important ones, such as the majority of rental accommodation is unfurnished.
Although the situation has improved a little since I first arrived, a ‘how to guide’ would have been really helpful and eased a lot of the worry and anxiety I had. So I wrote this eBook: Nursing Australia – Guide to Working and Living as a Nurse Down Under, which I hope will make it easier for you to understand the process of ‘nursing down under’ and ease your transition into Australia, so that you will be able to ‘hit the ground running’ right from the start and can focus on dealing with the numerous ‘firsts’ and other challenges you’ll come across.
Nurses are the back bone of the health service and it is imperative that they have the necessary information and resources about the industry they work in to do their job well. My second eBook: Nursing in the Australian Health Service goes the extra mile; it’s bursting at the seams with facts, innovative ideas and top tips about working as a nurse in Australia. It addresses the nursing jungle that is the complicated healthcare system, using an easy-to-read format.
This eBook acts as a guide to what you need to know. It is packed full of useful advice, facts and information about nursing and midwifery in Australia, including lots of useful resources, websites and address. It is aimed at providing you with the information you will need to help you feel informed and equipped to work in the nursing profession.
This eBook will be invaluable to you in many, many ways throughout your employment in the health service. Something I wish I had when I first started.