No More Work Experience required for the Overseas Nurses To Register In The NMC UK

by Mathew James


Latest Update from the NMC UK for International Nurses


Till recently, the overseas Nurses and Midwives applying to join the NMC UK register was required a mandatory 12 months experience after being qualified. But the NMC has now removed this requirement, which means that the applicants can apply to join the register immediately after qualifying.

Only applicants who are using their registration and practice of at least one year in a country where English is the first and native language as evidence of their English language skills will be required to provide an employment reference as part of their application.

This is one of the most significant and welcoming changes made by the NMC UK since 2014. This change in the rule will pave way for competent and skillful nurses to come forward and apply for the registration without any experience.  

All the applicants are to provide the evidence that they meet the English language requirement. To know about the English language requirement click here

Two test of competence is the next step for the overseas nurses to get qualified as a registered nurse in the UK.

Test of competence part 1 CBT

Test of competence part 2 OSCE

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