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NMC (NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL, UK) TEST OF COMPETENCE
The Nursing and midwifery council, UK test of competence is a computer based multiple choice tests that intend to assess a potential nurse’s nursing qualification, training and experience against UK Standards and confirms their competence to practice according to UK standards. NMC test of Competence has been made mandatory Since October 2014 for nurses and midwives trained outside the European Economic Area, seeking UK registration.
The test consists of two parts, one a computer-based multiple-choice test (CBT) and a practical structured clinical examination (OSCE).The computer-based multiple-choice examination is conducted by Pearson VUE, at various designated test centers . The test consists of 120 multiple choice questions, of maximum 4 hours duration, with no negative score for unanswered questions. Examination results will be emailed to candidates within 48 hours after taking the examination. You can also obtain your results within 48 business hours by logging on to your Pearson VUE account which you will have created when booking your exam. Candidates are initially allowed two attempts of the CBT at separate sittings. If they do not pass in the second attempt, they can re-apply to take the test again, but only after waiting for at least six months to do so.
The second part of the test OSCE can only be attempted after successfully passing the CBT It is only available in the UK at a designated test centre. The OSCE is designed to assess a candidate’s ability to competently apply ones professional nursing or midwifery skills and knowledge in the UK. It is set at the level expected of nurses and midwives as they enter the professional.
The test of competence requires candidates to complete an online application process through NMC web site. After your eligibility assessment, an NMC Candidate ID will be communicated to you by the NMC and you will receive authorization (ATT) to take the test. Before you can book and pay for your exam with Pearson VUE. Need a call back? Kindly call us so that our team can help you
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