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Overseas Nurse Programme Leading to Registration in the United Kingdom (U.K.)

All nurses who trained outside the U.K. need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in order to practice as a qualified nurse in the U.K. As from September 2005 all Overseas Nurse Programmes must be approved by the NMC and be delivered through service providers, in partnership with a Higher Education Institution (HEI). The Bournemouth University ONP was approved in September 2005.

Information on this course can be found below in addition to details on the application process.

Prospective Student Information for students requiring 20 days of study only

The following presents information which you will need to consider before you apply for a place on the Bournemouth University Overseas Nurse Programme (ONP). If you wish to apply for a place on the ONP at Bournemouth University you:

1. Need to complete the application/assessment process to join the nursesÂ’ part of the register through the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Details of this application/assessment process can be found at:

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Overseas Registration Department
23 Portland Place
Phone: 020 7333 6600
Website: External Link

2. Must be in possession of the original documents of the following:

  • NMC decision letter
  • Certificate of attainment IELTS 7.0 (academic).
  • Certificated Declaration of Good Health and Good Character (within application form).

Photocopies of these will need to be submitted with your ONP application form. The originals will need to be presented to a member of the Overseas Nurses Programme team on the first day of your course. If you do not have them you will not be permitted to undertake the course.

3. Must ensure you complete the Overseas Nurses programme within two years from the date of your decision letter from the NMC.

4. Must have access to the Internet to be able to complete the Bournemouth University programme. If you can meet the above criteria please access the application process of this website.

Further Course Information
How To Apply (20 days study only)
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