Registered and practised in English

If you who wish to rely on evidence that you have registered and practised in English you must be able to satisfy us that: 

  • you have completed an English language assessment or examination as part of your registration as a nurse or midwife outside of the UK

  • you have completed an English language assessment or examination as part of your registration as a nurse associate outside of England

  • you have one year recent post registered practice in English
  • your registration is in a majority English speaking country

We may require confirmation from each of your employers that the practice you undertook was in English and that you have the necessary knowledge of English to practise safely and effectively in the UK.

By recent we mean that the end of the period of practice you are relying on must be within the last two years at the point when you apply to register with us.

If you are applying to the nursing associate part of the register and have recently been practising in a country/countries that do not regulate the role, to assure us that you have the necessary knowledge of English you must provide evidence that you have one year of recent practice in the UK or in a majority English-speaking country that was:

  • in a role comparable to that of a nursing associate in which you relied on your skills, knowledge and experience gained from the qualification that we considered eligible as part of your registration application; and
  • the qualification that we considered as eligible as part of your registration application must have been taught and examined in English.

Please note if you were not required to sit a language test by the regulator because you were taught and examined in a country where English is the first and native language, we will seek further information regarding the language assessment which your regulator completed.