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NMC gives go-ahead to relaxed English test for overseas nurses


I have taught English as a second language to people from all walks of life including senior business executives and health professionals. IELTS is a tough measure which would challenge many native speakers. It is far too generic for use as a requirement for registration as a nurse. The Occupational English Language (OEL) test is much better. It is specifically designed for measuring the skills of health and veterinary professionals. I have to add that I think language skills should be the responsibility of the employer and the individual nurse not the NMC. Language skills should only be the business of the NMC if it contributes to bad practice and features as part of a complaint.

Posted date

29 November, 2018

Posted time

8:27 am