Nurses in the UK, recognition of diplomas

Please click on this link to read the NHS information about recognition of your diplomas and certificates in the UK.

NMC introduces new application fee for EU trained nurses and midwives

If you request an application pack and submit the pack to us, the NMC will charge a £110 evaluation fee.

This fee has been set at £110, and has been calculated to cover the administration costs of the application process.

Assessing your education and training

If your application does not meet the requirements for automatic recognition or acquired rights, The NMC assess your training programme directly against the relevant United Kingdom (UK) educational requirements.

To do this we need a complete transcript of your training, which must show the number of hours of theoretical and clinical study, and number of deliveries if you are a midwife.

If you do not supply this information from your training institution, we cannot assess your qualification and your application may be unsuccessful.

Compensation measures

If you do not meet the requirements for automatic recognition of your qualification, or you have not met the relevant practice requirement for acquired rights provisions, we may require you to undertake a compensation measure before we can register you. This compensation measure may be either a period of adaptation or an aptitude test.

Please note: the University of Northampton (UoN) are running an aptitude test, so please contact UoN to further information.

Applicants who successfully complete the MCQ and SAQ will be invited to sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) section of the aptitude test at a later date.