Nurse career in UK
Recruitment from outside of the UK has made a valuable contribution in the NHS over the years and continues to feature as an important part of the workforce supply strategy of NHS organizations, in line with the NHS People Plan.
Over recent years the Home Office has introduced a number of changes to the immigration system governing the way individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland can work, train or study in the UK. The UK’s transition out of the EU has since led to the introduction of a new points-based immigration system which from 1 January 2021, controls all non-UK (excluding the Republic of Ireland) migration.
Our Process Flow
- Nursing degree – minimum 3 years in length, containing minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice
- IELTS – Academic IELTS at a score of 6.5 in Writing and 7 in Reading, Speaking and Listening.
- OET – At a score of C+ in Writing and B in Reading, Speaking and Listening.
- Passport– Your passport must have more than three months to expiry at the time you submit your application.
- Have you ever changed your name?
- Do you have a qualification that has or would allow you to register as a nurse or midwife in the country you trained in?
- Do you have your original qualification certificate?
- Does your health allow you to practise safely and effectively?
- Have you received a police charge, caution, conviction or conditional discharge?
- Police clearance certificate from any country you’ve lived in for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before your application, while aged 18 or over.
- Has another regulatory body determined your fitness to practise impaired?
- Have you ever been registered?
- Have you been registered within the last three years?
- What evidence of your English language do you have to support your application?
- Will you have appropriate indemnity cover in place for your practise? (Refer below for more details on Indemnity Claim)
Outside UK Candidate need to take a test that’s specific to the part of the register you’re applying to join or rejoin. These are:
- Adult nursing
- Children’s nursing
- Learning disabilities nursing
- Mental health nursing
- Nursing associate.
Each Test of Competence is split into two parts:
- Part – 1 is a multiple-choice computer based test known as the CBT.
- Part – 2 is a practical test known as the OSCE.
You can sit your CBT or OSCE in any order, but you must successfully complete both parts to continue with your application for initial registration or readmission.
1. Nursing degree – minimum 3 years in length, containing minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice
2. IELTS – Academic IELTS at a score of 6.5 in Writing and 7 in Reading, Speaking and Listening.
3. OET – At a score of C+ in Writing and B in Reading, Speaking and Listening.
• Adult nursing
• Children’s nursing
• Learning disabilities nursing
• Mental health nursing
• Nursing associate.
1. Part – 1 is a multiple-choice computer based test known as the CBT.
2. Part – 2 is a practical test known as the OSCE.