STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF BECOMING A UNITED KINGDOM REGISTERED NURSE (UKRN) THROUGH IELTS EXAMS IN GHANA 2022

STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF BECOMING A UNITED KINGDOM REGISTERED NURSE (UKRN)

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STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF BECOMING A UNITED KINGDOM REGISTERED NURSE (UKRN) THROUGH IELTS EXAMS IN GHANA 2022

Many Health facilities in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 are in dire need of health workers from across the world. If you have the requisite training in your country, you can follow these steps to grab a golden opportunity to work as a health officer in the United Kingdom.

STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF BECOMING A UNITED KINGDOM REGISTERED NURSE (UKRN) THROUGH IELTS EXAMS IN GHANA 2022
STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF BECOMING A UNITED KINGDOM REGISTERED NURSE (UKRN) THROUGH IELTS EXAMS IN GHANA 2022

Below are the steps:

▪️Get an international passport

▪️ Preferably, write and pass IELTS/OET before starting the process as it is presumed to be the most challenging of all.
▫️IELTS – Minimum Of Listening-7.0, Writing- 6.5, Reading- 7.0, Speaking- 7.0 and Overall – 7.0 .
▫️ Occupation English Test (OET) – Minimum of Reading – B, Writing – C+, Listening – B, Speaking- B.
*NB* OET is not available in Ghana, but can be written in Nigeria.

▪️Open an account with NMC UK via online.nmc-uk.org

▪️Pay £140 (you can pay directly yourself with a mastercard) after filling in the required information. At this stage, you need to upload the data page of your international passport, certificate (notification can be used here if your certificate isn’t available yet) and IELTS result (optional at this point).
You’ll have a personalized NMC portal through which you can monitor your progress all through the whole registration process.

▪️ Pay GHS500 into NMC Ghana account (HFC BANK). Alongside evidence of payment, send the photocopies of the following documents to NMC office
▫️Clearance letter from Ministry of Health Ghana (For Diploma nurses who benefitted from the allowance scheme by government . NB. *You will have to pay a refund if you have not served your term.*)
▫️ Certificate
▫️ License (front and back)

You will then have to pay £140 as registeration fee to NMC UK

You might have to wait for a few days to be verified by NMC

▪️Wait to be verified and get an authorization to test email from Pearson (the organization that handles the CBT exam) to book CBT.
Book the CBT (£83) and write the exam.

▪️Fill the final form by NMC UK which includes an upload of name of medical regulator, police clearance, notification/certificate and IELTS (without this, you can’t progress beyond this stage and you must have the expected bands) among others.

▪️Pay the final registration fee of £153 to NMC UK. This is needed so that you can get your pin from NMC UK (this pin is more like a license to practice).

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▪️Wait to have good standing done by NMC Ghana. Call them on +233302541423 and ask to speak to the office in-charge of foreign verification.

▪️ You can start looking for a job at any stage but preferably, start searching for jobs after you must have passed CBT and IELTS. You can either get an agent or apply directly on nhs.jobs, tracjobs and indeed.co.uk for jobs in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals but for care homes, apply on http://www.carehome.co.uk. The benefits for care home vs NHS vary, choosing one depends on what you want and try researching on both before making a choice. Generally, care homes are believed to pay more but NHS hospitals are better for career advancement. Alternatively, you can send emails to some trusts to show interest in working for them.

▪️After getting an offer you are comfortable with (the “comfortable with” is very important), sign the offer letter and send your documents to the trust. Do not sign more than one offer though you can have more than one (max should be 3 please, don’t go beyond that as we are trying not to cause problems for others). Note that when you apply directly, you might have to fund your visa and ticket yourself while you get a refund on getting to the UK (this isn’t always the case though), agents on the other hand pay for these upfront. Just ensure you read your offer letter well to know what the trust is offering. The choice is all yours to make at the end of the day. You might have to try both actually because getting offers isn’t as easy as before due to the backlogs Covid19 has caused.

▪️Wait for a Certificate of Sponsorship by the trust (this replaces bank statements other direct visa applicants have to submit). It shows you have a sponsor that will support your stay in the UK. This COS also contains an employment start date. Ensure you don’t have more than one trust processing this for you as it is quite expensive which makes it unfair for the trusts and it can cause problems for you with the home office.

▪️ Discuss with the trust and book your visa and subsequently, your ticket.

▪️The final stage is writing your OSCE (This can only be done in the UK). You will get your pin (license) to practice on passing this. Most trusts train nurses for this exam, ensure you check your offer letter well and clarify this.

P.S- You will get to the UK as a pre-registration nurse and will be placed on salary band 3-4 (depending on trust). On passing your OSCE, you’ll automatically become a band 5 nurse.

*_Please find attached a link to a complete step by step guideline video on UK NMC’s registration process_*

https://youtu.be/O2xAgAKxxr4
Please go through and let us know ones you have any queries

Kind regards

You’re all welcome 🙏

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