You can commence your NHS career with Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) by applying though our Internationally Educated Professionals programme.
What is the Internationally Educated Professionals Programme?
- Pastoral and wellbeing support
- Clinical support and teaching
- OSCE preparation
- Competency assessment
- Great career opportunities
- Continuous professional development and courses
- Assistance with re-validation.
Applying with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
To practice as a Registered Nurse in the UK, you need to be registered by the professional body – the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Before you arrive in the UK, you will need to have started your registration with the NMC, written and passed your CBT, and have evidence you reach the English Knowledge Requirements set out by the NMC. This is either in the form of an English Language Test (IELTS or OET), a pre-registration nurse, midwife or nursing associate qualification which was taught and examined in English, or recent practice of at least one-year in a majority English speaking country. Further information on this can be found on the NMC website.
You will also need to submit your qualifications, police clearance, and references to the NMC. Once you have completed all of the above steps, you will receive an invite from the NMC to sit your OSCE exam. You will sit the OSCE exam once you are in the UK.
Once you have arrived in the UK, we will start preparing you for your OSCE examination, which you will sit within 12-weeks of arriving. Before your exam, we will send you on a five-day training programme with our neighbouring NHS Trust, Yeovil. You will normally attend this a week or two before sitting your exam.
Yeovil Hospital’s OSCE prep training is delivered over a five-day programme* and based on the criteria set by the NMC. The course syllabus equips candidates with the practical and theoretical knowledge to pass the OSCE exam.
Led by experienced practitioners the programme covers all core elements set out in part 2 of the NMC test of competence.
*Please note that when your OSCE training falls on a week where there is a UK bank holiday then the training courses will be condensed into four days.
This training programme is fully funded by us.
On the last day of the training programme, you will sit a mock OSCE exam. We will receive the results of this mock exam, and use this for additional training if needed before your exam.
You have three attempts to pass your OSCE exam. Full information on your OSCE exam can be found here.
Once you have passed your OSCE exam, you will receive your NMC pin, which allows you to work as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in the UK.
Once you have received your NMC pin, you will commence our competency programme, which you will work though with your manager and also our practice educator. This programme will include: Workshops, supervision and ensuring you are competent in your practice. Your competency programme doesn’t have a set time limit, and will be completely individualised.
Once all of your competencies are signed off, you will be able to work without supervision.