26 / 9 / 2014 11.12am
In August 2014 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) announced a new registration process for overseas nurses and midwives educated from outside of the European Union and European Economic Area (EEA).
What this means for employers
On 1 October 2014, the new process goes live. From this date nurses and midwives will be required to demonstrate their competence through a computer based multiple-choice exam and a practical objective structured clinical exam (held in the UK).
Induction and integration
Given the new process will not require applicants to complete a period of supervised practice, it is crucial that employers provide a quality induction, including mechanisms to help socialisation. This will help to ensure individuals positively integrate into both their work and social environments, helping to make the experience a positive one and minimise attrition.
Read our earlier latest news which provides you with background information. Guidance aimed at nurses and midwives along with some frequently asked questions can be found on the NMC website.