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Overseas registration and shift patterns in the UK

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by Dandelion_71 Dandelion_71 (New) New

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Hello everyone

After living in London for one year, I've decided to move to the UK to work as a nurse.

I'm currently in Brazil and through the registration process.

Can someone please give me some information on the following questions?

- I got my nursing degree in 1996 and have been working as a "nurse with midwifery skills" from 1998 to 2010. In the last 5 years I have been working as a lecturer, providing hands-on clinical training for midwifery students, carrying out research, classes, etc.

I wonder if this would be considered as nursing experience by the NMC? If not, can I have some additional training (return to practice) when arriving in the UK?

- NHS websites state that the workload for nurses is 37.5 hours per week (3 shifts). I wonder how many night shifts are we expected to do weekly?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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There are plenty of threads in the Nurse Registration forum discussing NMC. Shifts are not always 12 hours, your posts quotes 37.5 (3shifts) can also be 5 shifts of 7.5. Not everyone does 12 hour shifts. Each trust will be different, some may have regular night shift workers or you may do your nights in one week. I used to work 7 nights and get the following week off as the one week of nights I did 75 hours

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