I recently opened account on allnurses.com, i really like this website. Its really helpful for all the nurses in the world. i often see a discussion and advises upon them.
I have a question and i am really worried about it. I am planning to apply to NMC UK.
But i don't have experience in clinical settings, I read the NMC's requirement criteria for registration. i am copying and pasting it
"Practice Requirements At the time of the application, the applicant must have been practising as a
registered nurse or midwife for at least 12 months (full-time or the part-time
equivalent) after qualifying. Also, if the applicant has been qualified for longer than
this, they must have also practised for at least 450 hours in the previous three
years. The NMC defines 'practising' as working in some capacity by virtue of your
registration as a nurse or midwife. Practice can include administrative, supervisory,
teaching, research and managerial roles as well as providing direct patient care. In
addition, this can include volunteer work as long as any practice is registered.
If the applicant is a nurse and has not practised in more than five years prior to
their application with us, they will have to undertake a longer version of the
Overseas Nurses Programme (see pages 17 and 22 for further information).
If they are midwife but they have not practised midwifery in the five years prior to
their application with us, they must do a return to midwifery practice course in
their home country (see page 13 for further information)
If you have not been practising as a registered nurse for at least 12 months, then
you cannot apply to register with the NMC until you have completed this. This is a
mandatory requirement, for which there are no exceptions. "
I am a RN in India, I have completed my diploma (3 and half years course) in Nursing as well as Degree ( 2 years course ) in Nursing and currently i am working in a BSN college as a "Clinical Instructor ". I am afraid that am i eligible to apply for registration, as i am working in college?? But see what NMC defines about practicing. So, i am worried and in a confused state. I have 18 months experience as a Clinical Instructor. If i am eligible to apply then will i get a job in clinical setting ?? This scares me as i work in college side.
I really want to work in UK. If it wont work for me then i will have to quit my job and start working in hospital.
Kindly guide me and suggest me a solution on it.