Step-by-Step Guide to Become a Nurse in the UK

Demonstrate English Language Proficiency​

  • OET with minimum grade of B in speaking, listening and reading and C+ in writing OR
  • IELTS with minimum score of 7 in speaking, listening and reading and 6.5 in writing.

Complete NMC Eligibility & Qualification Application

  • Applicant will create online account and complete eligibility and qualification application.
  • NMC will confirm eligibility for registration within 14 days

Take the Computer Based Test (CBT)

  • CBT assures the NMC that applicant has the right knowledge and skills to practice nursing in the UK. 
  • Results are available 48 hours after taking the test

Attend Interview & Secure Job offer

  • Attend direct/online interview arranged by GNF. 
  • Secure job offer& complete pre-employment checks

Secure Certificate of Sponsorship from Employer

  • Employers assign the CoS once the CBT exam is cleared.
  • The sponsorship reference number on the CoS is used for the Tier 2 VISA application

Submit Tier 2 Health & Care Worker Visa Application

  • Applicant will submit their Tier 2 VISA application and provide biometric application.
  • VISA is generally approved within 3 weeks

Travel to the UK

  • The Language X will arrange one way flight to the UK, airport pickup, temporary accommodation and orientation.
  • Collect your Biometric Resident Permit (BRP).

Take Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE)

  • OSCE will assess applicants clinical knowledge
  • Results emailed within 5 working days from test date

Complete NMC Registration & Secure Pin

  • Submit health, character and language evidence. 
  • NMC will assess the application within 35 days. 
  • Receive Registration Number from NMC (Pin)
  • Work as a Registered Nurse in the UK