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by amy78dennis amy78dennis (New) New

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HELP!!!

I was born and raised here in the UK and moved to Australia 12 years ago where I achieved my degree in Nursing Science, I just returned in July to spend time with family and work (hopefully) but was told by the NMC I would have to pass the IELTS and 2 new exams that were introduced in October. Iv taken a look and its going to cost around 1600 pounds and the exams look absolutely impossible. Basically iv been working in Renal Dialysis for 5 years which is slightly different from general ward work so im rusty on general medications as im only familiar with renal meds. Does anybody know of anyone in my situation who can give me some advise or does anybody know of any alternative work I can get with my degree and obviously non-registration???

THANKS :(

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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I think basically you are looking at medical rep because most other stuff will require NMC registration if planning on wanting to work as a nurse.

Unfortunately being a UK citizen changes nothing because you trained outside of the EU and the NMC as you mentioned made changes in October which appears to be having a lot of teething problems

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I thought IELTS was an English test, how is it reasonable for NMC to require a nurse who trained in an English speaking country to take an English test?

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ghillbert has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in CTICU.

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Why are the exams "impossible"? Nurses who want to move countries and practise have to study and take the local licensing exams all the time; if you want to do it, you'll just have to put the work in. If you're only 5 yrs out it shouldn't be that difficult. I got my degree in Australia, worked only cardiac ICU for 10 yrs+ then took the NCLEX exam to work in the US. It required study, but that's the hurdle necessary to work where I wanted to.

To the last poster, the NMC's position is that it is more fair to require all foreign-trained RNs to meet the same requirements, regardless of the country of training.

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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ghillbert, the NMC has just changed the application process and bought in 2 parts and from what I have been reading most if not all fail the first part. Think that is where the impossible comes from

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Congrats on passing your NCLEX exam due to your hard study, I too have been studying very hard for the English exams but due to the teething problems with the new exams here in the uk and the excessively high fail rate iv just felt that I would rather not throw my £1600 away on unrealistic expectations that the NMC have at the moment.

Im all for fair testing and English trained nurses are expected to sit the IELTS if they wish to work in Australia, I just feel that a country that allows EU non English speaking nurses to practice nursing here with no assessments is a bit disheartening especially now they have made it even harder to get registration since October.

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