Becoming a UK RN


The process of becoming a UK RN

Source:  'Become a UK RN' Clinical Pocket Reference Guide


There are many steps to take on the road to becoming a UK Registered Nurse.  Below are some helpful links:


  NMC:  All nurses working in the UK must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.  


  UKVI:  Nurses will need to apply for a Tier 2 (General) Visa to be eligible to work in the UK. 



English Language Proficiency

Nurses will need to pass one of the following English Language tests as part of their UK registration application.


  IELTS (Academic): Nurses must achieve a minimum 7.0 score in Listening, Reading and Speaking, and a minimum 6.5 score in Writing.


  OET: Nurses must achieve a minimum Grade B in each of the four elements; Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.