Nurses to UK

Nursing professionals are in high demand in the UK, Work is available based on your specialization, as well as location and preferences. You can choose to work for short -term or long- term positions. We will assist you to choose your right destination and right employer.

Everything you need to know about applying for nursing jobs, how to register as a nurse and working abroad is all right here at your fingertips. Our experienced team provides you with one-to-one personal service in helping you secure the career you want with all the benefits.

Register as a nurse or midwife trained outside the EU/EEA

If you have been trained outside the EU/EEA and are applying to register as a nurse or midwife in the UK, here is the step-by-step process of achieving NMC registration and a job in the UK NHS.

PATHWAY TO UK FOR NURSE

Nurses who are trained from outside the European Union require registration with the Nursing and midwifery council (NMC) to work as a Nurse in the UK. They can be employed under Tier 2 (General) work visa arrangements. Our clients employ Nurses from various countries of the world including India, Pakistan, Philippines, Nigeria, South African etc and sponsor the required work visa for them.

NURSES REQUIRED IN THE UK AND EXPECTED SALARY.

Nurses trained outside the UK and EEA. They can apply to be on the NMC Register, providing they meet its standards. The NMC will compare the training in your country with that required in the UK. Registration with the NMC does not provide the right to work in the UK.

A Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average salary of £23,319 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Practice Nurse, Case Management, and Geriatrics.

  • Fully qualified nurses start on salaries of £22,128 rising to £28,746 on Band 5 of the NHS Agenda for Change Pay Rates. Salaries in London attract a high-cost area supplement.
  • With experience, in positions such as nurse team leader on Band 6, salaries progress to £26,565 to £35,577.
  • At more senior levels such as nurse advanced, modern matron and nurse consultant (Bands 7 to 8c) salaries range from £31,696 to £69,168.

HOW AND WHERE TO DO UK NURSE REGISTRATION?

Bellow is the Information How and Where to Do UK Nurse Registration? for nurses and midwives who trained outside the EU or EEA and would like to register as a nurse to work in the UK.

If you have studied and trained outside the EU/EEA and would like to register as a nurse or midwife in the UK then

you have to apply first to register with NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) UK.

Applicants must complete an online self-assessment of their eligibility to apply before beginning the application process.

To check that the applicant is capable of practicing safely and effectively in the UK, NMC will assess their qualification, training, and experience against NMC standards.NMC will consider whether the applicant has the necessary post-qualifying practice and experience in each area of nursing or midwifery. This must be appropriate for the part of the register for which they are applying.

REGISTERING AS A NURSE OR MIDWIFE IN THE UK.

Anyone wanting to work in the UK as a nurse must register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


Nurses trained outside the UK and EEA

They can apply to be on the NMC Register, providing they meet its standards. The NMC will compare the training in your country with that required in the UK. Registration with the NMC does not provide the right to work in the UK.

The requirements for registration are different for nurses who trained in the UK and EEA to those who trained outside the UK and EEA.

Registering to practice as a nurse or midwife

  • Overseas trained nurses or midwives wanting to work in the UK must register with us. Our register consists of three parts.
  • Nurses
  • midwives
  • specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN).

The nurses part of the register is divided into four fields of practice.

  • adult nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • learning disabilities nursing
  • children’s nursing.

Applicants can apply to be on the nurses or midwives parts of the register, as long as they meet our standards. If an applicant has trained as a general nurse, they should apply for registration with us as an adult nurse.

If applicants want to register on more than one part of the register or field of practice, they should apply for each part/field at the same time.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR UK NURSE.

English language tests NMC will accept
NMC currently accept two language tests as evidence of your ability to communicate effectively in English: the International English Language Test System (IELTS) and the Occupational English Test (OET). The IELTS and the OET are used across the world. They are often chosen to test the language competency of healthcare professionals in the UK.
International English Language Test System (IELTS)
If you have completed an IELTS examination you must provide an IELTS certificate that confirms:
  • at least 6.5 in the writing sections
  • at least 7.0 in the listening, reading and speaking sections, and
  • at least 7.0 overall.

Occupational English Test (OET)

If you have completed an OET examination you must provide a certificate that confirms:

  • at least a C+ grade in writing, and
  • at least a B grade in Listening, reading and speaking.

NMC will only accept results from OET tests taken from February 2016 onwards.

You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

  • you sit the tests within six months of each other, and
  • you are tested in all four skills at the same time, and
  • if you take an IELTS test, all scores in both sittings are above 6.5 and you achieve 7.0 or higher in all four fields when the results of both sittings are viewed together, or
  • if you take the OET, all grades in both sittings are above Grade C+ and you achieve Grade B or higher in all four fields when the results of both sittings are viewed together.

Test scores are valid for two years.

UK NURSE PROCESSING TIME.

Once the applicant has passed the NMC self-assessment eligibility stage, they have up to six months to successfully complete the first part of the test of competence. When this period expires, the application will close. Applicants have a maximum of two attempts (an initial sitting and a re-sit) to pass the CBT with a minimum of 28 days between each sitting. Applicants who fail both attempts need to wait a minimum of six months before they can reapply for registration. Results will be emailed to candidates within 48 hours of taking the examination. The exam fee must be paid in full each time. The CBT is valid for two years.

NMC advise applicants to start the assessment stage and provide documentation as soon as they have passed the CBT.

NMC aim to process the application within 28 days, once we have received all required documents.

If the applicant passes the assessment stage they will be invited to sit the OSCE in the UK.

Applicants must ensure that they are able to successfully complete the OSCE within two years of passing the CBT.

Applicants applying from 6 April 2017 will have three attempts (an initial sitting, and two full or partial re-sits) at the OSCE, as part of one application.

If unsuccessful at their first OSCE, they must wait a minimum of 10 working days before they can take the examination again. If unsuccessful at their second OSCE, they must wait a minimum of three months, from the date of their second attempt, before they can take the OSCE for the third time.

If the applicant is unsuccessful after their permitted attempts, their application will close. They will be required to submit a new application but will not be able to sit the OSCE again for a minimum of six months.

OSCE results will be emailed to candidates within five working days of taking the examination.