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What you will need - UK Nursing
What you will need

To apply for a position you will need to:
  • Have graduated or be studying towards a Nursing Degree
  • Be registered (or working towards registration) with your country’s competent authority
  • Have good spoken and written English language skills and be willing to take an approved English Test (see below)

Here’s a list of the approved English Language Tests:
  • International English Language Test System (IELTS), achieving the following results:
    - at least 7.0 in the reading, speaking and listening sections
    - at least 6.5 in the writing section, and
    - an overall score of at least 7.0
  • Occupational English Test (OET), achieving the following results:
    - at least a B grade in listening and reading, and
    - at least a B grade in writing and speaking.
There are further requirements for nurses trained outside of the EU / EEA due to the additional requirements to for NMC registration. For more information can be found at: