For Overseas Nurses from outside of the EU there is a simple 5 step process to practicing as a Nurse in the UK.

  • You must have the relevant nursing qualifications to practice as a nurse and have at least 1 years’ experience (unless you have completed your nursing degree in the UK)

  • You must pass your academic IELTS exam in each area (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in order to demonstrate your English language competency. Click the following link for more information on IELTS https://www.ielts.org/

  • You must apply to the UK NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) submitting some basic information and take a CBT (Computer Based Test).

  • On passing the CBT you must submit all the required documentation (often certified and/or translated) to the NMC for review and checking. The NMC will issue you with a Decision letter once they are happy with all the documentation that you have provided.

  • Once you have your decision letter you can apply for the final part of NMC Registration which is the OSCE Test (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).


MedicsUK will support you through the process.The OSCE test is the trickiest part of NMC Registration and the section that most Overseas Nurses find the most difficult. In fact, more than  on their first attempt. As professional recruiters we are here to help. We recommend that we place you in a Senior Care Assistant or Supervised Nurse position first with one of our quality employers who will sponsor you so that you can get your Tier 2 visa. You’ll then do your OSCE test here in the UK whilst you are already working and have gained experience and assistance from your employer. MedicsUK also provide support and coaching to enable your OSCE 1st time success.


NMC Registration and the OSCE test need not be a headache – we will guide you through the process and following a successful interview, guarantee you a great position with a great employer anywhere in the UK.  MedicsUK and its valued Health and Social Care partner organisations here in the UK  know there are vacancies to be filled & work permits available for Overseas Nurses. Please contact info@businessderivatives.co.uk for more details or click on the following link to register your interest and apply online https://www.businessderivatives.co.uk/medicsukregistration


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