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…