There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to work in health and social care in the UK. This course is designed to help overseas students meet these challenges and aims to support and facilitate recruitment at a time when there is a national shortage of qualified nurses in the UK.
The programme is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and is suitable for overseas qualified nurses who wish to register with the NMC as a professional nurse.
Who is the course for?
The programme is suitable for practising nurses who are currently registered overseas, but who wish to register as a nurse to work in the UK.
Why study Overseas Nursing at City?
- Qualify to practice nursing in the UK.
- Benefit from studying on a NMC approved course.
- Learn from experienced educators and clinicians.
- Learn and share information with your fellow students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
- Undertake a placement in a UK hospital or nursing home setting.
To be confirmed
For students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:
- IELTS: minimum of 7 in all sections of the test - no other equivalent qualification is accepted.
City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:
- Students on courses of more than 6 months
- Students on courses of less than 6 months
- Students on a pre-sessional English Language course
For more information see our main Visa page.
- Start Date:
- There are a number of intakes each academic year - typically every other month
- Full-time: duration varies depending on the NMC recommendations and conditions for registration.
The University has a forward-thinking approach to learning, practice and research, and we provide high quality interprofessional and discipline-specific education that develops professional thinking and skills. Supported by a team of experienced educators and clinicians, students will gain enormously from learning within a group and sharing information across professional roles and experiences.
The programme will provide nurses with the opportunity to build clinical skills and awareness of the UK Health Service through either a three or six month attachment within a hospital or nursing home setting.
Students will gain the knowledge necessary to adapt to working as a registered nurse in the UK. Studies include topics relating to:
- Personal effectiveness and professional development
- Healthcare in the UK
- Nursing systems and structures
- Clinical care and multidisciplinary team working
- Professional policy
- Local policies and procedures
- Evidence-based practice.
Teaching and Assessment
A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including University-based teaching, study days and work-based learning. Students receive 20 days of protected learning time including additional self-directed learning time at City - study days allow time to develop theoretical knowledge as well as providing the opportunity to discuss progress with other students and the programme leader.
Progress will be recorded through exercises testing communication skills and assignments relating to practice profile, as well as completion of a practice based academic essay.
For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.
A clinical work placement within a hospital or nursing home is required. This is essential to guarantee students clinical practice and to assist with the transition to registered practice and employment on completion of the programme.
When students have successfully completed the programme, they will achieve
registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will be able to practice
in the United Kingdom.