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Overseas-trained nurses face bureaucratic roadblock to work amid NSW Covid crisis

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Overseas-trained nurses in Australia are frustrated they can’t work in New South Wales hospitals which are desperate for staff to deal with Covid patients, because of a requirement to sit an in-person exam in Adelaide.

State border closures mean nurses in NSW can’t travel to South Australia for the test which is necessary for some foreign degree holders to be registered to work in Australia.

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