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Gap of Nurse experience

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by cyril88 cyril88 (New Member) New Member

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Hello nurses, I have 3 years gap of experience during this period Ive worked here in dubai as assistant nurse and admin work. Do i still have a chance to apply in UK?

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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What does the NMC say?

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I just went to here and did not yet check the nmc do they have inquiries section?

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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They have a handbook on requirements on their website for training outside the EU

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osceteacher has 15 years experience and works as a Practice educator.

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You'll be fine, we've just had one of our health care assistants pass their OSCE and are now registered and she'd been a HCA for 5 years.

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41 Visitors; 5 Posts

Really thats great new Thank you :)

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They've changed some of their regs, but I think its something like 5 years is the maximum gap but you have to prove that you have had some sort of nursing employment in that time. I would check their website just to be sure. I have a friend who was licensed in the UK and we were in Australia together for a year working as nurses and they got super picky about her renewing her license when she came back (I've never worked in the UK as a nurse myself - LONG STORY), but I know there are a lot of hoops to jump through. Good luck.

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I have 3 years gap i did worked 2 years hca and admin, yeah Ive heard also that you have to be able to provide explanation letter for the gap hmmmm it would not be easy

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I think it would be easy to explain, as as long as you have worked as an actual nurse in the last few years. Its such a pain getting into the UK. Have you considered applying to work in another country? Australia is pretty straight forward. I know for a fact that let you get a license there with a 5 year maximum gap. There's some paperwork, but I got my license in 6 months and then I applied for a working holiday visa (if you're under 30).

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Ive done may research mostly in UK, but i would consider other country too, im working here in Dubai with no chance of resendecy , I would be interested to australia, badly im not under 30 anymore... i bet you spend so much money just to get there , Correct me if Im wrong,

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