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Australia course a boost to local Australia hospitals’ staff

BY CLARE QUIRK 05 Jan, 2010 Via bendigoadvertiser TWENTY-FIVE international nurses will have the opportunity to work in Australia, thanks to a new course at La Trobe University.

Twenty-two of the nurses are from India, with one from Japan and two from the Philippines, and all are registered nurses in their home country.

The 13-week IRON program will give the students first-hand experience in Australian health care and provide them with accreditation with the Nursing Board of Victoria.

Course co-ordinator Dr Sharon Kendall said once the students have accreditation they’ll be eligible to work anywhere in Australia.

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