Internationally registered nurse
What does registration with the NMC involve?
If you are a registered nurse overseas and want to work as a Registered Nurses in the UK, you must register with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) UK.
Entry on the register as a nurse (adult, child, learning disability or mental health), as a midwife or as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse is possible but you must demonstrate that you meet the NMC standards for the role/roles you are applying to register for.
Overseas general nurses usually apply for adult nursing registration.
There is one process if you are an EU/EEA-registered nurse, and one process is you are a non-EU-registered nurse.
How long does it take?
The NMC aim to process applications within 70 days.
If you're a non-EU international nurse, you have up to six months to complete the process.
- have evidence of English language proficiency
- have successfully completed 10 years of school education preceding a nurse training programme
- have a health declaration
- provide employer references
- have character evidence – police clearance certificate or DBS in UK