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Should it be easier to join the NMC register from overseas?


Well, good communication skill is quintessential and patients safety should be considered when overseas nurses comes to the UK. However, 6.5 out of 9 in writting module generally is a far good score for a nurse. In contrast, I must admit, speeking should not be lower than 7 because nurses need to communicate regularly with patients. In that context, good speaking techniques and skills are important. Writting on the other hand, 6.5 would be sufficient enough to to write down the tasks. Moreover, 6.5 means around 72 per cent in English aquracy. Wouldn't be sufficient? For it's far good. If NMC takes a favourable decision by reducing Ielts score on writting module by a half margin would be more than enough. International nurses asking only for this module and for 0.5 margin. In top of It, recently NHS and NMC stopped old adaptation program and chosen CBT and OSCE instead. I feel pity on both organisations. The reason is simple and clear, the 3 months adaptation program was designed to adjust and adapt with European standards, languages and nursing care. Today, these tests made easy for nurses to pass test but failed to adapt with new environment. Moreover, less supervision and theory based evaluation would only make chaos. Nevertheless, NHS and NMC call back the successful Adaptation program would facilitate and solve many issues. Along with that, overseas nurses would benefit from it in many ways like understanding standards, culture, local lingustic differences and many other factors. Don't you think exams based on rote learning would enable nurses work in completely new environment. I doubt So, here, in this context, I believe, adaptation is the perfect let to make successful nurses. All in all, IELTS 6.5 on writting module along with adaptation program would be ideal address all the issues.

Posted date

26 July, 2017

Posted time

4:42 am