The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced amendments to English language requirements for international nurses and midwives trained outside of the UK.
International nurses and midwives will be offered more options to prove their English capabilities from November 1 2017.
The NMC has confirmed that it will accept Occupational English Test (OET) in addition to the International English Test System (IELTS) as proof of English language competence.
Nurses and midwives who have trained outside of the EU/EEA will also be able to demonstrate their English language capabilities through the following:
- Have undertaken a pre-registered nursing or midwifery qualification taught and examined in English
- Registered and practised for a minimum of one year in a country where English is the first and native language
- A pass in an English test required for registration
The changes are to provide more options to international nurses and midwives outside of the EU/EEA more closely in-line with the evidence requirements of those trained within EU/EEA.
Find out more information about the English language requirements and NMC amendments here.
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