Is IELTS a must for nursing registration in UK? - page 3

Hi I am a staff nurse and working in NHS since last 8 years. My wife recently joined me in 2008, she is a nurse aswell. We approached NMC for nursing registration and were told that ielts exam is a... Read More

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    Quote from mandroka68
    I tell you guys my problem about IELTS. (it is not a problem right now, because I have it already! ) I am a forigner in the UK, I have 5 x A levels. This should be enough for entering a course for DipHe nursing. Still, because I did not achieve this in the UK, it was disregarded and I had to pass the IELTS, score 7, + a Numeracy test. (I have the A levels in both.) Is this fair? My A levels worth nothing in this country, not even as GCSE-s, because most of the other students only have those and not A levels.
    I really hope, I do not have to do it again, but it will expire before I will be quilified!?! I hate exams!
    Sounds just as silly as someone who's done a masters degree IN the UK in nursing and still has to take it . Ah, well, beaurocracy escapes no nation, methinks. I also feel bad for the UK peds nurses who have to take adult clinicals just to get their US RN license and then never touch an adult again...I suppose there are worse things in life to deal with, though


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