International nurse members

Information, guidance and advice for international nurses, working in the UK and overseas.

Whether you are an international nurse who lives and works in the UK, you are undertaking your test of competency, or currently live overseas and want to work in the UK; here you can find all the information you need to set you up for a successful career in nursing.

Member support

We offer member support from counselling and peer support to immigration advice, we're here to help.

Careers advice

Find out more about our expert careers advisers, online resources and networking events to help your career.

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Forums and networks

Join one or more of our forums and networks.

Exam resources

View our advice and resources to help you prepare for IELTS, OET or OSCE exams.

Independent sector pay terms

See our information on pay, terms and conditions in the independent sector.

Test of competence

The NMC website offers all the information on the test of competence.

RCN Foundation

The RCN Foundation offers help to International Nurses if they are UK registered, registered with the NMC or working as an HCA in the UK.

Country specific resources

For more information and resources relating to your specific country of practice, take a look at our links to information from various sources:

View information on Earn, Learn and Return initiative.

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Visit the Train, Work, Live website for more information.

For information on visas and immigration, visit

Not a member?

Registered nurses and midwives from overseas, as well as nursing students, can benefit from a host of guidance, support and resources by becoming a member of the RCN.

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