How to become a nurse in the UK


The UK is a dream destination for Indian nurses who seek a better standard of living, job security, work-life balance, and various other benefits parallel to the nobility of their profession. Thousands of nurses flock to the UK every year from India to register and work under the NMC of the UK. If you are someone of a similar background and your intentions are as described, then you’ve come to the right place. The best OET training centre in Kerala can help you become a Registered Nurse in the UK.

Educational Qualification & Experience

You must hold either a Diploma in Nursing or a Bachelor’s Degree. Though employers accept candidates with less experience of perhaps six months or so, if you have practically been on the job for longer than that, your chances of employment would automatically return higher.   

Language Proficiency

You will be working in an English-speaking environment and therefore be required to able to communicate well in the English language. For this, you would be required to take an internationally recognized English language test. You could take the IELTS exam or the OET to prove that you are language capable. If it’s IELTS, you will have to score a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 7 in the other subtests. The score equivalent is required in OET, where at least C+ in Writing will be accepted but for the rest of the subtests you will have to score a B.

NMC Registration

In the next step, you can begin your registration with the nursing regulatory board of UK, the NMC. 

Firstly, you will need to complete a self-assessment online through the NMC website, to verify that you are indeed eligible. 

Once, the assessment is completed and it is evident that you are eligible, you can then proceed with your CBT-NMC exam. 

The CBT test consists of questions that will be in two parts, focusing on the Clinical side and Numeracy. Medcity provides the best CBT training in Kerala. For course details, candidates can contact on: +91 8086631234. 

You will have to submit a list of documents to the NMC, so that you can be assessed and declared a good fit for a working position in the UK. Medcity Processing team can guide you to complete your NMC Processing without any hiccups whatsoever. 


In the interview scheduled, employers will assess you based on several factors. This includes your practical and theoretical knowledge of nursing. If you get selected, the employer will refund the amount you have spent on OET, NMC Processing, CBT etc. They may either refund your Visa expenses and flight expenses or will sponsor to have these done. Medcity International Academy’s Placement Assistance team can help you find the right sponsors in the UK.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

The OSCE is your final test once in the UK. The OSCE assesses your clinical knowledge and can only be taken when you are physically present in the UK.

The OSCE creates a simulated environment where you will have to prove that you will be able to practically approach certain scenarios in the nursing environment, make accurate assessments and provide care. The employer will prepare you for the OSCE and also pay to book the test.

The life of a nurse in the UK is so much different from their lives in their homelands. With proper preparation for each of the tests mentioned above and the right guidance with processing, even you could become a Registered Nurse in the UK. Get your journey started with the best OET training centre in Kerala to guide you through the whole process. Contact us now: +91 8086631234.