OET

OET for NMC registration

To work as a nurse or midwife in the UK, you must first apply to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). OET is an accepted English test to provide evidence of your ability to communicate effectively in English for the NMC registration process. OET Nursing in the only English test designed specifically for nurses and uses real healthcare scenarios, so you’ll feel more confident on test day. Start your NMC registration journey and book your test today.

Test Information

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OET - English language test for healthcare professionals

Success Stories

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OET - English language test for healthcare professionals

Practice Material

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Prepare for success

Preparation for OET is key, even for those with a high level of English proficiency. OET is not a multiple-choice test and the test tasks are demanding.

An extensive array of preparation materials is available to all candidates and our education team regularly emphasises the importance of all test-takers being familiar with both the test construct and the assessment criteria. We advise that you prepare thoroughly before attempting OET

OET - English language test for healthcare professionals

To find out more about NMC's OET requirements, please visit the NMC website.