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NMC Competence Test Centre

Northumbria University in partnership with The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle City Council has been awarded a contract to become one of five national NMC Competence Test Centres.  

All new nurses in the UK – whether they have been recruited from overseas or if they have taken a significant break from their nursing career – must complete an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as part of their ‘NMC Test of Competence’ before they can be registered to practice. Northumbria University together with partners will be working in close collaboration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to support the NHS, private and third sector organisations in expanding the nursing workforce in the UK.

The NMC Test of Competence enables professionals to demonstrate to assessors that they have the skills and knowledge to care for people safely and effectively.

Northumbria University became fully operational from Monday 28th March 2022 receiving International Nurses to sit their NMC Test of Competence.

If you are interested in completing your NMC Test of Competence at Northumbria’s NMC Competence Test Centre or you as an organisation are planning for your current or future staff to undertake the NMC Test of Competence, please complete the Register Your Interest form or see Booking details below.

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