JOB IN UK FOR FOREIGN NURSE

HOW TO GET JOB IN UK FOR FOREIGN NURSE

UK or United Kingdom is the island country located in northwestern coast of mainland Europe. For foreign nurse, UK is the dream destination, plenty of opportunities and there is shortage of healthcare of staff. Foreign Nurse has to follow the steps to get job or immigrate to UK.

STEPS TO GET JOB IN UK FOR FOREIGN NURSE

  1. Basic Educational Qualification
  2. English Language Qualification
  3. Attend Job Interview
  4. Total Cost of Application for NMC Registration
  5. Registration in NMC
  6. List of Documents to be Submitted
  7. Certificate of Sponsorship
  8. Visa Application
  9. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  10. Receive NMC Pin
  11. Immigrate to Work in UK

BASIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Foreign nurse need to have nursing degree (BSN) or diploma as minimum educational qualification. Nurse should have one year working experience and has to register and get license in home country.

  • Nursing degree or diploma
  • 1 year of working experience
  • Registered and get nurse license in home country

ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUALIFICATION

Foreign nurse from non native English speaking countries has to clear English Language Examination to qualify to work in UK. Foreign nurse need to take either IELTS or OET and get eligibility to work in UK.

IELTS OR OET

  • Academic IELTS with 6.5 in Writing and 7 in Reading, Listening and Speaking
  • OET with C+ in writing and B in remaining areas

ATTEND JOB INTERVIEW

Once foreign nurse has minimum qualification (education) to be eligible for UK immigration, nurse can apply nurse job in UK. After IELTS or OET with the required scores, nurse can find job (interview via video platform). After that Nurse can get job offer and can start to register in NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

NMC Self-Assessment

Nurse need to complete an online self-assessment to confirm nurse eligible to apply for NMC registration.

TOTAL COST OF APPLICATION FOR NMC REGISTRATION

Total cost of fees and tests is 1,170 Pounds.

  • Qualification evaluation fee – 140 Pounds
  • (Paid to NMC on submission of eligibility and qualification application) (Non-refundable)
  • Computer based test (CBT) cost – 83 Pounds
  • (Paid to test provider)
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) cost – 794 Pounds
  • (Paid to Test Provider)
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) full resit cost – 794 Pounds
  • (Paid to Test Provider) (Payable if candidate fails more than 4 stations)
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Partial resit cost – 397 Pounds
  • (Paid to test provider) (Payable if candidate fails less than 4 stations)
  • Registration Fee – 153 Pounds
  • (Paid to NMC on submission of registration application) (Fee is refundable in certain circumstances)

REGISTRATION IN NMC

After getting job offer from UK, foreign nurse need to register in NMC and follow the steps given below:

Steps to Register in NMC

  1. Create your NMC Online Account
  2. Provide identity Evidence (Passport Details, Copy of Passport)
  3. Provide Qualification and Registration Information
  4. Pay the Evaluation Fee (140 Pounds)
  5. Await the Evaluation Outcome
  6. Nominating a third party to View the Application Status
  7. Take the Test of Competence
  8. Complete Registration Application (Provide health evidence, character evidence, language evidence, Confirm professional indemnity arrangement and Pay registration fee)
  9. Evaluating your application (NMC contact referees to verify your information) (Verify your information)
  10. Await for NMC decision

Nurse need to get registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Registration process involves Computer Based Test (CBT) – Test contain 120 multiple-choice questions (four hours to complete test). NMC takes 60 days to process the nurse application

LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED

  • Valid Passport
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Professional Healthcare License
  • Diploma or Degree Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Police Clearance
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • IELTS Results
  • NHS application form
  • Proof of address documents
  • References

CERTIFICATE OF SPONSORSHIP (COS)

For UK work visa, nurse need to submit Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). NHS Trust acts as sponsor and will apply on behalf of nurse.

COS is valid for 3 years, after that nurse can be re-sponsored. After living in the UK for 5 years, nurse can apply for permanent residency

VISA APPLICATION

International nurses need to apply for a Tier 2 Visa. Visa cost will be paid by client or reimburse the cost of visa

OBJECTIVE STRUCTURED CLINICAL EXAMINATION (OSCE)

This is the exam needed for NMC registration. OSCE will assess clinical knowledge (OSCE simulates a clinical environment and patient scenarios)

RECEIVE NMC PIN

After passing OSCE, nurse will be registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council and receive NMC Personal Identification Number (PIN)

IMMIGRATE TO WORK IN UK  

After NMC registration, the nurse can start work and can immigrate in UK

HOW TO GET JOB IN UK FOR FOREIGN NURSE
HOW TO GET JOB IN UK FOR FOREIGN NURSE

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