By a popular request, we have summarized the general guidance note on the processes involved in working in the UK as a nurse. The ProcessFor a Ghanaian nurse (RGN or RMN) to work in the UK now, they need to write and pass an English language proficiency test (IELTS or OET), begin the registration with […]
To reflect contemporary societies’ expectations of health professionals, the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council has reviewed the standards of the tests of competency, the computer-based test (CBT) and the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), to constitute the skills, knowledge and attributes they must exhibit.
All qualified and/or registered midwives in Ghana can work in Ireland by showing proof of their qualification and/or registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana as well as their English language proficiency.
Community nurses, nursing assistants and all those with at least 2-year certificates in their respective field of nursing studies can now revive their hope of travelling to work in the UK as associate nurses.
First of all, the process involved in migrating to work in the UK as a midwife is no different from what nurses go through. You can read the details of that process here. However, there are a few differences as a result of the relatively lower demand for midwives.
IELTS has, effective, 4 January 2020, made changes to one component of the four-component test. The changes are minor and do not affect the content of the test. There will still be the four components of the IELTS namely listening, reading, writing and speaking. None of them will change in form or difficulty level or the skills they are designed to assess.
The British Council Ghana administers the test a minimum of two times every month (i.e two test dates in each month) in four locations – Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Abidjan. Choose which test helps you achieve your goals and decide on a convenient date that suits your schedule and preparedness.
Information received from the UK NMC indicates that effective the 7th of October 2019, the processes involved in an oversea’s nurse qualifying to work in the UK would be made simpler. This should come as good news for nurses aspiring to work in the UK as well as all industry players including us.