Step by Step Guide to NMC registration | Kate Cowhig Recruitment Advice13 May, 20225mins
Before we begin, as an overseas applicant you must meet the following requirements to begin ...
Before we begin, as an overseas applicant you must meet the following requirements to begin your application with the NMC;
- Hold a Nursing Diploma/Degree.
- Hold current nursing registration or a nursing licence without restrictions.
- Meet OET/IELTS requirements.
FIVE STEPS IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Step 1: Self-assessment:To ensure you are eligible to apply, applicants must complete a self-assessment online. Visit here to create an account. Once this is complete you will receive confirmation of eligibility and authorisation to book the CBT exam, from the NMC.
Step 2: Successfully pass the CBT exam.This test of competence examines your understanding, knowledge and application of professional skills. You will be tested on areas such as acute care, long-term care setting, caring of healthy people, caring for patients with complex needs and illnesses, and caring for people in a community setting such as their own home. The CBT exam is a computer-based exam made up of theoretical practice-based knowledge. It is all multiple-choice questions and it will take place in a test centre or can be completed online, depending on the country you are applying from. Click here to register for your test. KCR will help you along this journey and will assist you with any questions regarding the exam. Exam results are emailed to candidates within 48 hours after taking the examination and you will be awarded either a pass or a fail. The CBT is valid for two years. The exam costs £130 and will be refunded by the Trust upon arrival. NMC aim to process the application within 60 days, once we have received all required documents. When everything is completed, you will be invited to complete the OSCE exam in your assigned UK hospital.
Step 3: DocumentationOnce you are successful, you then pay the NMC registration fee which opens up a portal. The portal is where you upload the required documents. Documents to upload to the NMC Portal:
- Birth Certificate
- Police clearance
- Proof of qualifications
- 2 Employee references
- Declaration of good health from GP
- Transcript of training
- Verification form from your nursing school