NMC to change the English language requirement for Overseas Nurses and Midwives
NMC on 21.11.18 the declared change to IELTS requirement will be announcing the upcoming week.
Under the proposal, the English language requirement for overseas nurses and midwives will be required to achieve a minimum overall level of 7 in the IELTS test, with a level 6.5 in writing would be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking.
NMC is considering the requirement for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) for the UK registration. This is part of our extensive review of the international registration.
The proposal is being taken into consideration after consulting widely with stakeholders and heard that many nurses and midwives taking the IELTS test were just missing out the required level 7. Despite being able to communicate at a high level in English.