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Self-Isolation Requirement for Nurses Traveling to the UK

When you arrive in the UK, you will not be allowed to leave the place where you’re staying for 14 days unless you’re arriving from an exempt country. A list of countries exempt from self-isolation measures is available here. Public Health Passenger Locator Form Before you travel to the UK, you should gather: You will be […]

Everything You Need to Know About NMC’s OSCE for Overseas Nurses

What is the OSCE? The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is a practical exam for nurses and midwifes trained outside the European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA) designed to test theoretical knowledge of nursing applied to clinical practice in the UK. What is involved in the OSCE? The OSCE is made up of […]

Everything You Need to Know About NMC’s CBT Exam

Since October 2014, nurses and midwives trained outside the European Economic Area who are seeking UK registration must pass the NMC test of competence. The test of competence consists of two parts. Part 1 is a computer-based test (CBT). The CBT is multiple choice and can be taken at a Pearson VUE test center available […]

New Health and Care Visa Launches August 4, 2020

The Home Office has released the first guidance on the new Health and Care visa for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. The Health and Care visa will be available from August 4, 2020 and will fall under the Tier 2 (General) category. If you are an international nurse planning on relocating to the UK […]

NMC Updates Validity Period for English Language Exams & CBT

Effective communication skills are essential to providing safe and effective care. Hence, NMC needs to be assured that those applying for registration or readmission to the NMC register have the necessary knowledge of English. Validity period for English language evidence NMC understand that some candidates’ English language test scores or recent practice in a majority […]

What are the Different NHS Nursing Bands?

The National Health Service (NHS) pays registered nurses under a pay scale system that matches their abilities and responsibilities. The Agenda for Change became operational in December 2004 and is the current grading and pay system for NHS nursing staff.  NHS banding ensures fair rates of pay across the NHS and allows nurses to move […]

Benefits of Direct-Hire Nursing Jobs in America

When you apply for a nursing job in America, you generally have two options – a direct job offer from a healthcare facility in the U.S. or a job offer from a nurse staffing agency that contracts your services to a healthcare facility. At Global Nurse Force, we believe a job offer directly from a […]

How Much Do Registered Nurses Earn in USA?

Salaries of registered nurses in the US are among the best in the world. What is the Average Nurse Salary? The national average salary of a registered nurse as of 2020 is at $77,460 per year Salary Growth of Registered Nurses The salary of registered nurses grew by 1.51% per year in the decade 2010 to 2019 Salaries are expected […]

U.S. NCLEX Application Process & Exam Requirements for Foreign Educated Nurses

The NCLEX application process can be confusing for foreign educated nurses. Below steps will help you get started Apply for licensure to a U.S. State Board of Nursing. The United States of America has 50 states and each state has its own licensing requirements and fees. Each state has a Board of Nursing who decide […]

Can Foreign Educated Nurses Work in USA After Clearing the OET Exam?

According to a press release issued by OET on July 9th, 2020, OET is now recognized in the United States of America for healthcare professionals. Nurses applying for licensure in Oregon must achieve a minimum of 4 Grade Bs (minimum score of 350) and nurses applying for licensure in Florida must achieve a minimum of […]

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