OSCE Exam Handbook Published by AHPRA for December 2020

The Registered Nurse Objective Structured Clinical Examination (RN OSCE) is the practical examination for internationally qualified registered nurses seeking registration in Australia as a registered nurse. The RN OSCE exam consists of 10 stations (or clinical scenarios) that have been developed to test candidates against the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice. The OSCE is…

Studying Abroad: The Changing Trends in 2020

Studying abroad has always been the long-term aspiration of many students, and with good reason too! An overseas education comes with many benefits. Not only will you get a world recognised degree, you will also gain a holistic experience that involves international exposure, the chance to connect with and learn from world-renowned faculty and better…

Post Covid Modifications to the NCLEX RN and NCLEX PN Exams from October 1st, 2020

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), is used by all state nursing boards to determine whether or not a nurse is ready to practice at an entry-level. There are two NCLEX examinations, the NCLEX-PN, for practical and vocational nurses, and the NCLEX-RN, for registered nurses. Under normal circumstances, the minimum number of questions for the…

New Visa Policy Measures to Support the Recovery of Australia’s Education Sector

The pandemic has put a damper on Australia’s intake of international students this year, and as a countermeasure, the Australian government has announced new policy measures for international student visas. These new changes include many major measures, including allowing the international students who are still unable to travel, and those whose visa has expired, to…

Due to Covid-19, Canada extends post-graduate work permit eligibility for students

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made several new announcements that introduce a degree of flexibility for international students who are beginning their studies online from outside of Canada. Students are allowed to engage in online study through April 2021 and can (with some conditions) count those remote study hours toward eligibility for…

Changes to the NMC CBT Test

Nurses and midwives who have received their primary training outside the European Economic Area, and wish to obtain UK registration are required to pass the test of competence set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This test consists of two parts and assesses the basic professional knowledge, skills and attitudes that are necessary for…

Canada Makes Huge Changes to help International Students

To help international students to pursue their education in Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has just announced several major changes to fast track their study permit applications. It is estimated that before the Covid pandemic, Canada hosted over 640,000 international students, a number that has significantly reduced due to travel restrictions. The Canadian…