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OET accepted for UK Nursing Registration

October 18, 2017

 Overseas nurses may now present Occupational English Test (OET) result to prove their English language competency in applying for a job in the United Kingdom.


Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) confirmed the move to expand the range options that overseas nurses can use to prove their English language credentials after it was discussed comprehensively during the regulator’s last council meeting in early October.


“By accepting alternative forms of evidence, we are increasing the options available for nurses and midwives to demonstrate they have the necessary command of English to practise safely and effectively, without compromising patient safety,” Jackie Smith, the NMC’s chief executive and registrar, said.


Under the new policy, overseas nurses whose first language is not English will now be able to take one of two recognised language tests to prove their competenc