Nursing in the UK and abroad
In this section you can find the latest information on how to become a nurse, nursing careers, and the legal requirements on coming into the UK to work in nursing or moving to another country to continue your nursing career.
This section looks at a range of information on working in the UK. Here you can find information for registered nurses and midwives trained in the European Union and economic area seeking employment or further education in the UK. You can also find information on employment placements, including the Overseas Nursing Programme/supervised practice/adaptation programmes for overseas trained nurses.
Key to the advice we offer on coming to the UK to work is that given by the RCN's immigration advisers. Our advisers are authorised by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide immigration advice and services. This service is free and confidential.
This section gives members access to a range of RCN Direct's online advice guides on working abroad.
Guides available include:
- general information on working outside the UK (including a contract checklist)
- working outside the European Union (EU) advice guide
- working inside the European Union (EU) advice guide
- overseas student electives advice guide.
Please visit the RCN International Humanitarian Community.