Can an American register with the NMC with an ADN degree?

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by hyena hyena (New) New Student

Hey! I'm a 20-year-old USA nursing student set to graduate this coming Spring with an ADN degree. I've always wanted to work in the UK and eventually live there permanently. However, I was wondering if my ADN degree would allow me nursing registration in the UK or if I should get my RN-to-BSN in another two semesters before I go. Does anyone at all have any experience with this? Anything at all would help, this is my dream!

DavidFR, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology, ID, Hepatology, Occy Health. Has 35 years experience.

https://www.nmc.org.uk/

Try contacting the NMC directly. It's your best bet for up to date, accurate information. Good luck.

 

Edited by DavidFR

5 hours ago, DavidFR said:

https://www.nmc.org.uk/

Try contacting the NMC directly. It's your best bet for up to date, accurate information. Good luck.

 

Thank you so much! I sent them a message today, I'm hoping to get a reply soon 🙂

Greetings,

I'm also in the process of applying for UK licensure (been a bedside CCU/CVICU nurse for 11 years). I'm a dual American/British citizen and I have an accelerated BSN degree which was completed in 12 months. After waiting for 6 months my application finally went through the NMC with only a confirmation of my US nursing license, no educational documents needed--in other words, they apparently didn't care about the duration nor level of my nursing degree. I'm in the testing phase now: CBT passed, OSCE next. So in answer to your question, I believe a US nursing license in good standing is sufficient enough.

I've had a much easier time with the NMC than with HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi). I was pursuing Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi until my ABSN wasn't recognized by HAAD because of duration (I didn't have the required minimum 3 years). I'm now pursuing Cleveland Clinic London...which is possible since I can get licensed in the UK.

I'm pretty sure you're okay to get licensed and good luck getting a response from the NMC--it took forever every time I tried! All the best!

On 11/7/2021 at 1:38 AM, uaefan said:

Greetings,

I'm also in the process of applying for UK licensure (been a bedside CCU/CVICU nurse for 11 years). I'm a dual American/British citizen and I have an accelerated BSN degree which was completed in 12 months. After waiting for 6 months my application finally went through the NMC with only a confirmation of my US nursing license, no educational documents needed--in other words, they apparently didn't care about the duration nor level of my nursing degree. I'm in the testing phase now: CBT passed, OSCE next. So in answer to your question, I believe a US nursing license in good standing is sufficient enough.

I've had a much easier time with the NMC than with HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi). I was pursuing Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi until my ABSN wasn't recognized by HAAD because of duration (I didn't have the required minimum 3 years). I'm now pursuing Cleveland Clinic London...which is possible since I can get licensed in the UK.

I'm pretty sure you're okay to get licensed and good luck getting a response from the NMC--it took forever every time I tried! All the best!

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate this response, this is really encouraging 🙂 I might be on the road to my dream!

Lucydog14

Has 13 years experience.

As far as I know you need a BSN.