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Roadmap To Living And Working In UK As A Registered Nurse Or Midwife

Roadmap To Living And Working In UK As A Registered Nurse Or Midwife

Roadmap To Living And Working In UK As A Registered Nurse Or Midwife

Here's how to go about working in the UK as a registered nurse
Here’s how to go about working in the UK as a registered nurse

If you are a certified nurse or midwife here, and would like to earn more or have international experience by travelling to and working in UK, please read this article carefully and take appropriate actions. You can get registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) UK if you are willing to meet the few requirements. The minimum salary per annum you can earn in UK as a registered nurse stands at 22,128 pounds (N10,621,440). Besides, you are entitled to bring in your loved ones as a fully qualified nurse.

So, what hurdles do you need to scale through? It’s really simple especially if you allow us to help you along the way. Here are the five important steps you need to take:


You must get registered with NMC and the first step towards actualizing the registration status is registering for and passing an English Language Test to prove your competence in communication in English Language. To do so, you will have to get registered for and pass IELTS Academic UKVI or OET. Since OET is yet to kick off here in Nigeria, the recommended exam to do is IELTS Academic UKVI. Please note that you will have to score at least 7.0 to become eligible for registration with NMC. Here’s the first help you can get from us.

At Modian Consulting Firm, we will register and thoroughly prepare you for the exam so as to hit minimum 7.0 IELTS score required. If we registered and prepared you for the exam and didn’t score at least 7.0, call back for a full refund of training fee or get coached without paying any extra fee.

Again, note that while you must achieve an overall score of at least 7.0, your score in writing could be at least 6.5 and at least 7.0 in each of  Speaking, Reading and Listening section.


You can also combine two IELTS result done within 6 months of each other provided that you score at least 6.5 in writing and at least 7.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking in either of the two sittings.


Having met your language requirement in Step One, you are now eligible to submit application for registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). At MCF, we will help you submit your application free of charge! After about 20 minutes, you will receive an email inviting to book your CBT test at the nearest PearsonVue Centre.

Once the NMC has confirmed your eligibility, you must take and pass Part 1- Test of Competence otherwise known as NMC Computer Based Test (CBT). At MCF, we will register you for the NMC CBT and take the exam at one of our partner firms.


After passing your IELTS Academic UKVI, you will need to send us  the following:

  • IELTS result
  • CV( Please, cover all gaps on your CV and include a description of the role. Please include start and end date of each job and education in the month and year format)
  • A COPY of your degree or diploma certificate in Nursing
  • Skype ID  ( for interview purpose)
  • A copy of the data page of your international passport.
  • Preferred ward to work

Upon receiving the above listed documents, we will book interview for you which will be done via Skype with one of the NHS Trust hospital chosen by you from the list of NHS Trust we provide.

The following specializations are covered: General (Adult) Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, and Children’s Nursing.

Please note that you can take your CBT exam before or after your Skype interview. However, we will need your CBT notification of result from NMC before sending your documentations for visa processing.


If you are successful with your interview, we will now apply for your work visa. After arriving in the UK, we will register you for Part 2- test of Competence (OSCE) in the UK which will be paid for by the NHS Trust you chose in Step 3 to work for.


This is a practical part of the test of Competence and it is designed to assess whether or not you are able to apply your knowledge and skills in providing care to patients at the level expected of a newly qualified nurse

Once passed, your registration with NMC will be completed and you will then be given your unique PIN number to practice as a qualified nurse. You will then move from pre-qualified to fully qualified and registered nurse which will reflect in your pay cheque and employment contract.

At this level, you are advised to start applying to bring in your dependents or loved ones.

CONTACT US Need help in the application process or require more information, please contact us in our office or via Whatsapp 08132765285. Please, visit www.mcfedututors.com for more information

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