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Requirements for Nigerian Nurse to work in UK

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Re: Requirements for Nigerian Nurse to work in UK

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:59 am

NMC commits to further work on language test amid ‘urgency’ concerns

The “huge sense of urgency” to look at whether the English language test used for foreign nurses should be changed in light of recruitment delays has been acknowledged by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as it pledged to explore the issue further.

However, the regulator said it could not confirm when it would reach a final decision about whether the International English Language Testing System should be altered, and stressed it was “not here to solve workforce problems”.

As reported by Nursing Times last week, following its initial two-month “stock take” of the IELTS the NMC found “no compelling evidence” so far that the test was set at too high a level overall. NMC finds ‘no evidence’ so far to lower English language test But at an NMC council meeting this week the body committed to carrying out further work looking at the possibility of reducing the score for just the writing part of the IELTS, which is thought to be more difficult for candidates.

It will also investigate alternative assessments to the IELTS – such as the Occupational English Test (OET) used in countries including Australia and Singapore - which focus more on the clinical aspects of communication.

At the meeting this week, NMC council member Maura Devlin questioned whether the regulator had made it clear how urgent it was for employers that a decision was made soon. ”Certainly our stakeholders have a huge sense of urgency – and some of that relates to the workforce pressures at the moment” Emma Broadbent “Certainly our stakeholders have a huge sense of urgency – and some of that relates to the workforce pressures at the moment,” said NMC director of registration and revalidation Emma Broadbent.

However, she noted that parts of the work would take different amounts of time.“Some elements can be done quite quickly. Things like exploring the possibility of the OET is a much bigger piece of work that would require quite some time,” she told the meeting.

She told the council it would be provided with clear proposals and a timeframe in due course.Jackie Smith NMC chief executive and registrar Jackie Smith later told Nursing Times that the regulator was “fully aware” of the urgency of the situation but noted the NMC was “not here to solve workforce problems”.

“So we need to understand what the workforce pressures are - but we don’t lower our standards to these workforce pressures,” she said. “What we want to do first is make sure we are not compromising public protection. Thereafter we will look to what the solutions are,” she said. Ms Smith said the NMC was committed to working with national bodies such as regulator NHS Improvement and NHS England on the issue to ensure there was a “strategic approach”.


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Re: Requirements for Nigerian Nurse to work in UK

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:01 pm

If you are a Nurse from overseas and are interested in working in the United Kingdom. You must meet the basic requirements of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to register as a Nurse.

1.You should have Minimum 3-year qualification as a Nurse or Midwife

2.You must have at least 12 months working experience as a Nurse or Midwife.

3.You must Score Individual 7 band in IELTS Academic(English Test) in a Single or Double attempt.

If you meet the above requirements,

Please email your Curriculum Vitae(CV), Passport copy and IELTS Test Form
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Re: Requirements for Nigerian Nurse to work in UK

Unread post by Tessy123 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:28 am

I just finished my BSN and don't have a license yet,is there no means to work as a nurse in UK,by getting licensed there

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