Language Requirement: IELTS/OET

At the initial stage of the application process, you need to pass either IELTS/OET. For IELTS you will require a minimum score of 7 in all modules. 6.5 score in “writing” is also accepted. If you are attempting OET, then you will require a minimum score of “B” in all modules. Clubbed scored attempted within 6 months can also be used a proof of language test.


CBT is the competency test part 1 you will need to complete in order to start the NMC process. It consists of 120 Multiple Choice Questions for 4 hours. It covers all four domains and questions specific to the adult nursing addressed in the test, ensuring that the overseas nurses pass the CBT by preparing with this material.

OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination)

OSCE is the competency test Part 2. This is attempted when the nurse arrives in the UK. The international nurse is provided 3 attempts to pass the OSCE. All the three attempts should be made within 8 months from the arrival in the UK.
OSCE is a type of examination often used in health sciences. This is designed to test clinical skill performance and competence in a range of skills. This is a mandatory Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration process for nurses and midwives trained outside of the European Union (EU)/ European Economic Area (EEA). We here at Ealoor, have expert trainers who provide exclusive trainings to our candidates

What will I need to pay for ?

Majority of the expense paid by the international nurse towards the NMC registration is refunded by the employer upon arrival in the UK. IELTS fee, CBT fee, visa charges, IHS surcharge, flight ticket, NMC application fee are normally the particulars being refunded to the candidate. Employers provide free accommodation, free OSCE training and free OSCE fee. Some employers pay for all these costs upfront. The refunds and policies vary from employer to employer

What will be my pay scale ?

A Band 5, registered nurse salary ranges from £24,214 to £30,112 per annum depending on NHS employer. With a private employer, the payment can go from £30,401 to £37,267 per annum. The status of the international nurse till they pass OSCE will be a PRN (Pre Registered Nurse) whose pay score ranges from 9 to 11 pounds per hour.

Will I get the chance to get employed in my preferred location in the UK ?

Since we are associated with employers both with the NHS and private across the UK, it is convenient for our consultants to find jobs for our candidates in their preferred locations.

Can I get CBT training materials ?

Yes, we provide free training materials for CBT. It consists of 120 multiple choice questions that cover all the main 4 sections and questions specific to adult nursing programme to make sure that all overseas nurses can prepare very well for the NMC CBT exam. Visit our site NursingjobsUK for practicing on our online CBT training content.

Can I bring my family with me?

Yes, one month after being settled in UK, you can request for visa application to bring your family to UK. We have our visa team who can help with your dependent visa applications.

Currently, I have cleared the CBT exam, but I haven’t taken yet IELTS exam. So can I attend the Interview at the moment?

Unfortunately No. IELTS is a mandatory requirement for every international candidate to be eligible to appear for an interview with a UK nursing employer.

Are you providing NMC Support?

Yes. We have a dedicated NMC team to support our candidates. We extend our assistance starting from the initial registration till you receive your NMC Pin number.

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