We want the NMC to kindly consider reducing the IELTS score required for overseas nurses to get the NMC registration in UK
Overseas Qualified nurses need to score Individual score of 7/9 in Academic IELTS to gain registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council UK. many non-English speaking countries nurses get registration without this pre-requisite as they are in European Union. However, most of the university courses demand language competencies with IELTS scores below 7. In the UK, overseas qualified nurses majority of whom have gained bachelor or masters degree from the UK , who are competent are working in the health care sector as health care assistants and support workers at minimum wages.
In light of these facts, we hereby request to consider the following suggestions;
1 Reduce the academic IELTS score for NMC registration.
2 Provision of exclusion for nurses who completed degree or masters from UK universities.
3 Reduce the IELTS requirements for overseas nurses who have 3 or more years of work experience in the Health care sector in UK.
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