Requirements for Nigerian Nurse to work in UK

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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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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:40 pm

Recruitment of overseas nurses and midwives
http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workfo ... d-midwives
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Re: Requirements for Nigerian Nurse to work in UK

Unread post by assignmentshelpuk » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Some employers are able to provide the Overseas Nursing Programme and will arrange to register you to start on the programme upon production of your NMC decision letter, as soon as you arrive in the UK.

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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:19 pm

Emeka Nwosu advice:

If you are interested in working as a nurse in the UK or Ireland.
Please note that you do not need any agent or agency to make your dreams come true, What you need is your IELTS WITH A BAND SCORE OF 7 IN EACH FIELD (speaking, reading, writing and listening).

Many Nurses that came through popular Facebook agencies that are currently suffering in the UK. Many of these agencies end up sending nurses to care homes where they are not been prepared for their OSCE exam, Many Nurses end up using their own money to pay for their OSCE preparation classes and some of this agencies do not keep to their word when it comes to the kind of accommodation they give to our nurses from Nigeria, They are always in a hurry to give you job and bring you over only to put you into serious problems, Some people end up not passing their exams out of frustration.

Today I will be sharing wth you tips that can help you pass your IELTS. If you must pass this exam then you must practice every day, a minimum of 3hrs everyday will help you complete a mock exam containing the major components, 3hrs for 3 weeks will put you in the 18box of your IELTS Tomorrow we will talk about materials and online resources that are sacrosanct to your passing this exam, If you are tired of working with a teaching hospital or FMC, with your private hospital or been enslaved in that state government owned medical center,
don’t travel illegally,
don’t use a visitors visa
Pass your ielts and make the move immediately.
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Re: Requirements for Nigerian Nurse to work in UK

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:34 pm

GREAT NEWS - IELTS 6.5 in Writing is now Accepted by the NMC, as long as 7 or above in each other band, and an overall score of 7 is achieved - Apply now

UK Nurse Vacancies for IELTS/OET Passed Nurses

Min Requirements
- 12 Months Nursing Experience
- IELTS Score of 7 or above in Each Field - 6.5 or above in Writing
- OET Score of B or Above in Each field
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Re: Requirements for Nigerian Nurse to work in UK

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:53 pm

Find below the steps to follow to achieve NMC registration:

1) Writing and passing English test either IELTS at band 7 in all areas or OET at level B in all the areas i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing. *This is the most important part* I prefer OET because it is more nursing focused and thus easier to pass.
N.B. The writing module has been reduced to 6.5 but I always encourage people to aim for 7.

2) Go online and register an account with the NMC UK. After answering preliminary questions which basically includes asserting that you have passed the English test, the applicant will be prompted to go and write CBT test. Online registration with the NMC will cost her a certain amount which I cannot remember at the moment.

3) Prepare for, book an exam date with Pearson Vue and write the CBT exam which is usually 120 computer-based multiple choice nursing questions for a duration of 4hours. *I have materials when she's ready and needs it. She can also join a Telegram group to prepare for this* This part is usually easier to pass!

4)The NMC UK will ask that she upload her credentials which include academic and professional qualifications as well as birth certificate, Colice Clearance Certificate and marriage certificate. She will have to request that her transcript from her school as well as verification of her NMCN registration be sent directly to NMC UK. *I think that has been changed recently, October, to make things easier and faster for people*

5) After the NMC UK had confirmed all credentials sent, she will be issued a *Decision Letter* which will authorize her to go ahead and write the OSCE exam. This is what most employers are looking for!

5) While waiting for her transcript and verification to arrive at the NMC UK, she has the options of updating her CV on indeed.co.uk where lots of agencies will start contacting her or if she's interested she can let me know so we can search together for good agencies.

*Benefits*
1) The recruiting agency will get her an employer here in the UK.

2) Arrange an interview for her while she's still in Nigeria

3) Pay for her Tier 2 Visa application, health care surcharge and flight to the UK while she will be responsible for paying for her dependants (husband and children).

4) Be responsible for her accommodation between 1-3months of her arrival in the UK.

5) Reimburse her expenses for IELTS/OET and CBT exams.

6) Sponsor her training and pay for her OSCE exam which is the last leg of getting registered with the NMC UK.

7) Start working as a pre-registration nurse right from the first day she arrives in the UK and getting paid as such. Once OSCE is passed she'll automatically be upgraded to the status of a full registered nurse which is Band 5 if with NHS Trust or equivalent in a care home.

8) Some employers pay some allowances for relocation/welcome package.......

*All these depends on the negotiating power of the applicant and the kind of agency that is representing her*

I hope I have been able to answer many of the questions that may arise in the process. If she still have any queries let her revert back for clarifications.

Wishing all the very best

©Oluwabamibo Grace Adeleke
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