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Requirements to become a registered nurse in the United Kingdom

Requirements to become an RN in the UK

National Health Services in the United Kingdom is highly progressive and offers several work options, particularly for those who wish to pursue a nursing career there.

You will be surprised to learn that thousands of nurses are hired annually. NHS need people who can work under pressure, are empathetic, and have effective communication skills.

It is quiet easy to become a registered nurse in the United Kingdom. You must possess a nursing degree or a diploma with at least one year of clinical work experience.

If you are from a non-English speaking nation, you must prove your English proficiency by taking an exam such IELTS or OET.

This test evaluates your ability to speak, read, and write in English. You must earn a score of 6.5 in writing and 7 in hearing, reading, and speaking on the IELTS, or a score of C+ in writing and B in listening, reading, and speaking on the OET.

All nurses who wish to work in the UK must register themselves with Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) and should take CBT (Computer-Based Test) Exam. The CBT consists of 120 multiple-choice questions that will require four hours to complete.

Now with this eligibility criteria, you are fully qualified to attend interviews which will be arranged by our firm via Microsoft Team or Zoom video call with the NHS Trust hospitals.

After you are shortlisted by the hospital, then you need to furnish the compliance documentation such as experience letter, reference letter by the employer, PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) and other forms and followed by you will receive your COS (Certificate of Sponsorship).  So with the COS you can apply for the visa which our staff will assist you.

Once you have received your visa, we would arrange for the tickets and ensure to get you to the UK as per the hospital cohort date. Once you reach the hospital, the NHS Trust will begin OSCE training.  Successfully complete the OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination)

After passing the OSCE, You will be granted a PIN and successfully enrolled with the NMC.

The entire procedure can be somewhat daunting. There are numerous nursing recruiting organisations in India that claim to be able to help you get a nursing job in the United Kingdom. But it is important to choose a right company which has assisted hundreds of nurses to find a job in the United Kingdom.

If you are aspiring to build your nursing career in the United Kingdom, Bradford Global will help you in the entire recruitment process, whether you need guidance with the IELTS/OET training or if you need NMC Registration assistance we are here to help you.

In addition to this we help our candidates with all interview preparation by conducting mock interviews. We are there to support to you with End to End process, including visa and relocation. All this service and support without any charges to the candidate – 100% free Recruitment

Please email us at with harry potter a comprehensive any queries you may have about relocating to the United Kingdom, and we would be pleased to assist you.

Bradford Global follows the UK Code of Practice for International Recruitment and featured as one of the NHS Ethical Recruitment Partners – a part of the NHS Confederation. We are also an International Recruitment Firm Licensed and Approved by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India. We are based in Bangalore, India, and have an office in Shropshire, England and Aberdeen, Scotland.





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