OSCE for Nurses

Changes to the NMC OSCE Last Wednesday saw the very first group of international nurses face the new NMC OSCE scenarios. The scenarios centred mainly on areas of nursing that had been previously un-assessed and tensions were high with nurses wondering, ‘what will the examiners be looking for?’ … ‘am I prepared enough?’ …’what if I say the wrong thing?’  Somebody had to go first in the exam and our nurses drew the straws. As always, however, the IELTS Medical London Nurse [...]

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OSCE for Nurses – App Companion to London OSCE Course

We’re delighted to announce that our OSCE for Nurses app is now LIVE on the iOS app store. The NMC OSCE examination is a tough one that requires mastery of APIE and a set of skills. Here at IELTS Medical we have monthly NMC OSCE courses. Every course, our Lead OSCE Trainer makes it clear to our nurses that practice is a must. We thought we’d make the process a little easier by putting the practice right in your [...]

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NMC OSCE Result – “It was my best decision to join IELTS Medical for OSCE Preparation”

NMC OSCE Results … are incredibly important. Usually released within 72 hours of the NMC OSCE examination, these results determine whether or not an OSCE candidate is able to finally call themselves a nurse. The stakes are high and the pressure can get to even the toughest, most skilled practitioner. At this stage he or she would have already invested months – if not years – of their life in the process. Furthermore, presuming they required IELTS/OET and CBT [...]

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Getting Ready For An NMC OSCE First Time Pass

The above image is a photo of our Whatsapp group (+447598311788) where our Lead OSCE Trainer Claire assisted not one… not two… but SIX out of SIX nurses to first time NMC OSCE success. As you know, UK registration for international nurses requires passing the NMC OSCE and its purpose is to satisfy UK pre-registration standards. This includes testing nurses on their communication and clinical skills. Successful nurses will have to satisfy OSCE examiners that they can make sound clinical decisions [...]

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Have you received your OSCE decision letter?

By Ben  Having assessed your application I am satisfied that you meet the minimum requirements to progress to part two of the test of competence; as a result you can now book your Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Following (up to) 40 days of waiting for the NMC to reply to your application – an application that likely includes a 7.0 Score / B grade at IELTS or OET level and a CBT pass – the above words are welcomed news [...]

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OSCE REVIEW

By Anna  When you are a nurse wanting to register with the NMC, the last step, after completing the language requirements and passing the CBT is moving to the OSCE exam which will test your practical nursing skills. During the OSCE exam, the nurses and midwives are required to act out certain scenarios which will assess their clinical skills. There are six separate stations using simulated patients in a clinical setting, each lasting between 10-20 minutes; the first four stations will [...]

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