All you need to know about the NMC OSCE exam

If you’re looking to pursue a nursing job in the UK, it is necessary to pass the OSCE exam. This competence test is included in the nursing and midwifery council’s (NMC) registration procedure for midwives and nurses trained outside the UK. In this blog post, you’ll find everything you need to learn about the OSCE test!

What is the NMC OSCE exam?

OSCE stands for Objective Structured Clinical Examination. The OSCE tests your clinical and communication skills. The new exam has ten stations. Four stations will continue to be linked together around a scenario: the APIE. The APIE stands for:

  • Assessment
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

Four stations to test skills (two pairs of two skills). Two new stations to assess the candidate’s values and behaviours and evidence-based practice.

What is the Fee for the OSCE exam?

The fee for the new OSCE is £794. You’ll also pay the resit fee of £397 if you need to resit seven or fewer stations.

OSCE exams centres:

Participants must sit in the OSCE exam in the UK. There are three approved NMC OSCE test providers:

When to sit in the OSCE exam?

An individual coming to the UK to work as a nurse or midwifery worker has three months to complete the OSCE exam. This period begins from the date they were hired. They can legally work as pre-registration candidates during this period.

How can you prepare for the exam?

You will receive support as you practice and prepare for the OSCE exam. The NMC exam blueprints is an essential part of preparation. These documents will outline the contents of the exam and the procedures that a new registered nurse must know. You can also use practice rooms, mock exams, and Facebook groups to help you prepare.

NMC OSCE exam is the final step in obtaining your NMC registration. You must do your research and prepare well to get the desired result. You can find many OSCE books and courses that will help you revise, and the most powerful tool available to you is your NHS colleagues.
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