Requirements for UK NursingLicensure

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by MaeCarol (New) New

I'm hoping someone can help me with a few answers in the registration process regarding the application for UK nursing licensure. I've at the stage where I am getting ready to turn in all my documents to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. I have a four year degree in Nursing, my graduation date was May 1997. From what I am reading on the required paperwork to be filled out from the College I attended is a breakdown of clinical hours in the differing categories. What exactly is the requirement to meet expectations to obtain licensure with the NMC??

I believe my educational requirement is satisfactory with the four year degree. I have my transcripts, but I am not sure if I can still obtain a breakdown of clinical hours spent in each category after all this time since I graduated from College. Has anyone else gone through this experience? And if so can you please advise me?

Also, do I really require my high school diploma?? I graduated in 1979

I am desperate to get this right on the first attempt when I send my paperwork via courier. Any other suggestions are welcome and appreciated. I understand that I require an FBI background check, the health declaration from my GP, my employer forms, references plus my sealed transcripts.

Thanks everyone!! All comments and suggestions are much appreciated.

skylark, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 36 years experience. 589 Posts

This requirement is standard l think when emigrating, I had to do the same to move from the UK to the US. It took me months to track it down as the nursing school I went to last century no longer exists and finding the archive was a challenge!

I believe its because RN training is not standardised, and varies from country to country.

They want to know that you have spend clinical hours in all specialities, adult, peds, psych and maternity.

RN training in the UK has changed a lot in the last 20 years, there are no more 'general' RNs, but the training is geared to specialist nursing, in the 4 specialties.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,472 Posts

Moved to the Nurse Registration forum

A breakdown is required to ensure your training is similar to the UK or at least your clinical and theory hours are similar

MaeCarol

13 Posts

I have plenty of theory hours on my transcripts, however the clinical hours are not counted for on this document. I am going to the college I attended to have them sign and verify for my clinical hours. It will be documented along with the declaration they require from the College. Do believe that will be adequate for the Nursing and Midwifery Council?

skylark, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 36 years experience. 589 Posts

NMC will expect the document to come from the college/uni itself, and not from you. It will need to be on headed paper, with a verifiable signature. If it shows adequate hours you should be fine, but do NOT attempt to send this info yourself.

MaeCarol

13 Posts

On one of the forms to be sent back to the NMC is titled "Registration training areas reference form" This is to be filled out by the College (remember I graduated in 1997), however, I attended a university with 4 year degree. My nursing clinicals were in all the required areas by several different instructors and two hospitals. I believe that I can have the head of the nursing program at my university to sign the form according to my records from the school. Do you think I should also have my nurse manager fill out the same form? This is so confusing for me and I really want to get it right the first time. The form is in direct reference to place of employment regarding training in nursing.

iamEdRN

5 Posts

Hi..I came across this thread and got curious of this UK Nursing Licensure. I might be taking this iin case I fail in the NCLEX exam(hu-hu-hu). Can you please give me the requirements for the Nursing Licensure and where can it be taken? Do they require the applicant to be currently working in the nursing field?Thank you so much.

MaeCarol

13 Posts

All the requirements are at "Nursing and Midwifery Council" for the UK website. The best advise I can give you is pass the NCLEX. If you wish to qualify for working within the UK you must take the IELTS, academic level for the UK (there are only 6 centers in the USA for this test) and you must score above a 7 in each section, this is truly an academic level, therefore be prepared, it took me two attempts to pass and it is very expensive. Then you have to have your nursing education to be at the UK standards (this you have to read up on). If you qualify you take a computer based test here, which is difficult in the sense if you answer wrong one of the "critical" question it's an automatic fail. There are no specific courses for this but lots of information on the web. Look at the UK web site, it spells it all out what is needed. I do believe you may need to have work experience also, but I'm not positive on this. Good Luck!! Kaplan courses are great study guides for NCLEX

iamEdRN

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Thank you so much!..Too sad, I passed the IELTS and expired two years later. I took the IELTS for my CGFNS certificate.. and that was 7 years ago,so I dont know if my mind can still endure this type of exam. I am praying so hard that I can surpass these mountains..I am just looking for some options in case I don't pass. Again, my sincerest thanks to your reply. God bless!

MaeCarol

13 Posts

The IELTS has to be less than two years to qualify, but if you did it once you'd easily pass again. If you decide to attempt let me know I have lots of places I've researched information on regarding this process. And when you pass your NCLEX look to the states with unions, they are usually the best paying for nurses. I work in Minnesota and earn a great wage. Once again, Good Luck! Remember, you already know this stuff from nursing school and clinicals. easy peasy :-)