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UK- NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

To practice as a nurse in the United Kingdom, candidates should register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Requirements:

  •  B.Sc/Diploma in nursing
  • Minimum 1 year registered nurse experience.
  •  IELTS Academic score of 7.0 in each band/ OET Level B/ Registered nurse experience in any English speaking country/ Pre-registered nursing or midwifery qualification from NMC approved institutes.

Registration Procedure:

Since October 2014, the only route to registration for all nurses trained outside the UK with the NMC is through a 2-part application process.

  • Part one – a computer based multiple-choice examination(CBT) which will be accessible in many countries around the world.
  • Part two – a practical objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) which will be held in the UK. 

Ireland- NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) 

Adaptation Program: Nurses trained outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) will be required to undertake the Adaptation Program before working as nurse in the Ireland.  

Criteria:

  •  B.Sc/Diploma in nursing.
  •  Minimum 1 year regsitered nurse experience.
  •  IELTS Academic score of overall 7.0, with Listening- 6.5, Reading- 6.5, Writing- 7.0,Speaking- 7.0.

Benefits:

  • Nurses would be paid on Student Nurse III scale which is Euro 22,012 per annum.
  • Once registration is complete,you will be paid incremental scales. Free Air ticket.
  • The visa given to you come with a family status, which implies that you get family Visas and you can call your families over to join you, after completing your adaptation period.
  • In Ireland, every child is permitted to receive free, state-owned primary and post-primary schooling.

 Aptitude Test:

The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery RCSI aptitude test is an alternative to the current adaptation/assessment model for assessing the competence of overseas educated and trained nurses and midwives. It is based on a two assessment methods. 

The Aptitude Test comprises two parts: 

  • Part 1: Theory or Knowledge Test 
  • Part 2: Practical or OSCE Test 


Two attempts (that is, one repeat) will be allowed at each of the two parts of the Aptitude Test. The Theory Test must be repeated in full. The particular competency/competencies failed in the Practical Test must be repeated (details will be given with the results of the Practical Test). 

Please refer to the below site for comprehensive details of the aptitude test and associated procedures: 
http://www.rcsi.ie/overseasaptitudetest 

Note: The assessment process will take upto 6 months.