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How to register with the NMC


As an registered nurse in Australia, with over 6 years clincial experience in a range of fields, I am appauled to now come to the UK to practice as a nurse and not be eligible for my registration. The NMC are doing everything in their will to deny overseas nurses the ability to be registered in the UK. They are setting unrealistic standards and requirements in order for the paperwork to even be processed. To start with they have increased the minimium prac hours as a student, to over 2000 hours. In Australia, the average is 200 hours. They are charging exorbidant fees for the process to be considered and are now asking for a minimum three months supervised practice. In many cases unpaid and in no location of your choice. This leaves us with no choice but to give the NHS what they want and to work as HCA's whilst giving up the dream of having UK national registration. So my advise to all nurses before deciding to give up your life at home, move to the UK and work as a nurse, think again. The reality is you will be out of pocket large amounts of money and will be asked to jump through more hoops than a circus clown all to end up working as a health care assistant performing nursing duties.

Posted date

4 December, 2013

Posted time

1:54 pm