How Overseas Nurses Can Get Nursing Jobs In UK?


In order to work with NHS in nursing profession, one has to go through various exams assessing theoretical as well as practical knowledge required in UK. This process may not be so easy, but we as Jskilz global management will help you every step of the way so that the deserving candidates can work for NHS.

By the end of the page, you will be able to have a considerable amount of knowledge to make a better decision. Dedication is definitely needed to crack each crucial exam written in this blog.

Nursing Degree From Recognized Institute-


The very first step to get nurses job in UK is to get a degree from your own country from any recognized university. It may vary from GNM (General Nursing Management), this is a diploma 3 years course to Bachelor’s degree. NHS consider GNM diploma 3 years equivalent to bachelor’s degree (BSc). The duration of course varies from countries to countries.



The very first step amongst couple of exams is to crack IELETS which is an English Proficiency Test. One must score at least 7 bands for nurses. 7 for all modules and in reading 6.5.

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NMC Part 1 & NMC Part 2 Exam-


In order to work in UK as overseas nurses one has to undergo a test which is divided into 2 parts. NMC part 1 and NMC part 2. Part1 is known as CBT. It’s a computer-based, MCQ test. One can give part 1 exam in its own country before coming to UK. It is a completely nursing based test. In order to pass, around 86% to 90% is must.

NMC Part 2 Exam (OSCE TEST)-


It is a practical based test, which is specially for Nurses. This test aims to test knowledge regarding catheterization, injections, dosages knowledge etc. The test may practice on dummies. One has to pretend that it is real. It may take around 4 to 5 hours and is performed in intervals.

How To Select Hospital To Work As Nurses In UK?

If one is planning to work for NHS in UK as a Nurse, he has to go through couple of steps inclusive of various exams. Once the aspirant clears Part 1 exam, we as Jskilz management Pvt. Ltd, a genuine recruiting agency ask to select hospitals. After the selection of hospital, the hospital conducts interview.

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After getting selected in the interview, hospitals send offer letter. The selected hospital also sends Certificate of sponsorship. One has to wait for around couple of months in order to get the certificate of sponsorship. This process may take 1 to 3 months.

How NMC Accesses Origital Documents?

One has to send all original documents including registration sheet, marksheet, degree etc. by post to the NMC of UK. Then the documents are assessed thoroughly by the team of NHS. One has to wait for around 1- 4 months for decision letter.

How To Apply For Visa Process?


After the decision letter one has to apply for visa process. They may ask few questions followed by the assessment of original documents like 10 th 12 th marksheet, birth certificates, valid passport, degree completion documents, character certificate, good health certificate etc.

Registration Process -


After coming to UK, one has to crack NMC Part 2 exam as a final selection process and has to go through ID check. Then the applicant will be invited to complete their final declaration and payment for registration online. Thereafter, the applicant will receive his registration number (PIN).

Do We Get Any Training After Getting Selected By The NHS?


After getting registration pin, he can work for NHS in UK as a Nurse. They are then provided with OSCE Trainer or OSCE mentor, who helps them all way.

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What Happen If One Fails To Pass The Exam In One Go?


If one fails to pass the exam in one go, he may get opportunity to give test again, funded by NHS for two times. For the third time, the candidate has to pay himself.

How recruiting agency plays crucial role in whole process?


To simplify each step right from the various exams to boarding, accommodation, flights, visa and lots. Agency plays very important role. Most important point to be noted here is the trust. The agency should be trust worthy enough.

Jskilz global management is one of those. Who hire for NHS and do not ask for single penny. We are funded by NHS. We just need deserving candidates carrying enough knowledge needed to work as a nurse in UK.


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