From the 1st of November 2017, The NMC will accept the Occupational English Test (OET) as proof of English language competence.
Alternatively, nurses and midwives who qualified outside EU/EEA could demonstrate English language capability if they have:
For more information see:
Information and resources
There is information on preparing for IELTS tests, including where to find helpful resources, practice materials and sample tests.
If you're a member of the RCN and have more questions about IELTS, you can contact RCN Direct.
If your immigration status will be affected by your IELTS test result, you can access the RCN's Immigration Advice Service.
You can find IELTS preparation books and eBooks using our Library subject guide. RCN members can borrow books and access eBooks online.