Gap of Nurse experience

  1. 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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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    What does the NMC say?
  4. by   cyril88
    I just went to here and did not yet check the nmc do they have inquiries section?
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    They have a handbook on requirements on their website for training outside the EU
  6. by   osceteacher
    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.
  7. by   cyril88
    Really thats great new Thank you
  8. by   nursiebean
    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.
  9. by   cyril88
    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
  10. by   nursiebean
    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).
  11. by   cyril88
    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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