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

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Communication and understanding of accents & dialects in the UK is essential. I have had to explain to an OS nurse that the pt did not want to go shopping to 'spend a penny' and to another what a 'canny bairn' was and that cann is interchangeable with any word you want it to. Training is vital, I have worked with African nurses who had their PINs before coming into the country and their knowledge of nursing & care was diabolical. One even wanted to know why relatives did not come and look after the patient! Both English & training must be given total priority before any PINs are given out. Rigorous exams in their own country and then follow up exams in the UK which verifies the candidates ability and that they are the person who took the exam abroad

Posted date

29 July, 2017

Posted time

11:02 am

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