Australia plans to bring in thousands of nurses and doctors to combat shortage.

The Australian Commonwealth and states are currently in the process of finalising a plan to allow 2000 overseas nurses and doctors to enter the country for work, so as to ease a healthcare staffing crisis. Melbourne and Sydney are reeling under the impact of the pandemic, with many hospitals jammed with Covid-19 patients. The health…

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…

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…

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…

OSCE Test Centers have been reopened by NMC

Effective 20 July 2020, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) test centres have been reopened. Nurses and midwifery professionals who are trained outside the EEA are now able to complete their tests in a safe, socially distanced way. All 3 UK test centres, which were closed since March following the coronavirus pandemic, are now open. All…