Pacific Rim Technology (PRT) Corp. headed by Lita Mahle is offering an Scholarship grant to deserving Registered Filipino Nurse to do 12 week Refresher Course for Overseas Registered Nurses in Australia.
It is a fact that Registered Nurse remains in short supply in Australia due to the decline in the number of registered nurses working in the nursing profession.
A research conducted by The Australian Health Workforce Institute (AHWI) showed the average age of nurses in Australia had increased from 40 to 45, while the percentage of registered nurses over the age of 55 rose from 11 to 20 per cent between 1999 and 2005.
The trend was complicated by the fact that 14 per cent of the workforce retires every five years, with 90,000 nurses expected to retire between now and 2020, according to this research.
While the Australian government is trying to find solutions to address the problem; mean time, hospitals and nursing age care facilities have to find workforce from somewhere. Often times recruit Registered Nurses from overseas.It is not easy as overseas nurses have to satisfy the pre registration requirements of the Nursing Board in the state or territory of which the overseas Nurse would like to practice
The Nurse Board requires applicants prior to granting registration to pass the English language requirement (IELTS) and successfully complete the Board accredited competency program for overseas qualified nurses. This is especially required for Registered Nurses from non-commonwealth countries such as the Philippines, China, India and other non- English speaking countries.
For more than 15 years, Ms. Mahle, being an Registered Migration Agent has been assisting people from overseas to obtain visa to Australia. Nurses included, not only to obtain visa but also to facilitate Australian Nursing Registration requirement such as the English Language and enrolling into a Refresher course for overseas Registered Nurses. Lita Mahle stated that, “Refresher course can be very expensive to most people. It can range between Aus$10K to Aus$12K or more. She added , “I have been running an immigration business for many years and I can only say, that I have been blessed with the number of people I was able to help and make a new life in Australia.” “As a ‘thank you’ to my ‘mga kababayan’, for their continuing support, I have decided to offer this scholarship grant.”
To find out more on how to register for the Registered Nurse Scholarship Grant, contact PALMS International Migration Services, Inc at tels: 8134194, 8133971, 8938035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org