International Nurses Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) Programme

International Nurses Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) Programme


Our OSCE training programme is one of the pathways to joining our team as an internationally trained nurse who needs to go through the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration process to obtain a license to practice in the United Kingdom.

RHN is a care provider for vulnerable patients at extreme risk. In consequence, safeguarding patients will always be our highest priority.

Internationally trained nurses who wish to advance their careers in the UK can join us on this structured intensive programme of teaching and assessments that gets them ready to undertake part two of the NMC Test of Competence (ToC).


Our OSCE programme delivers modules through a blend of face-to-face teaching and practical experience. Candidates are supported by a team of highly skilled and dedicated clinical educators and will learn, practice and be assessed on various skills and competencies in the NMC UK part two ToC (OSCE).

This intensive programme is four weeks long and supports international nurses to learn and practice, and be assessed in a simulated mock environment similar to that of the test centres. They will then be booked to take their exams in their fourth week of learning and practice, supported by a member of the clinical education team.

Assessment criteria will be the fundamental assessment tool used for the training, with a combination of live actors and simulation manikins.

Week one and two Teaching, demonstration and practice
Week three Mock assessments
Week four OSCE exams

After candidates pass assessments, they will be assigned to departments to begin their careers at the RHN with a structured and supported programme.


The candidate will be supported in a simulated learning environment to undergo learning in the following areas:

  • Introduction to the OSCE Programme, journey and assessment process
  • The APIE workstations. This includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Care plan documentation
  • Various observation charts were used. This includes the NEWS 2 Chart, neurological observation chart, Braden Scale, PHQ-9 Chart, MUST score chart

Clinical Skills workstations:

  • This includes administration of inhaled medications (AIM)
  • Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) and wound assessment
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Catheter removal and midstream urine specimen collection and testing
  • Intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
  • Fine bore nasogastric tube insertion
  • In-hospital and community resuscitations
  • Fluid balance and monitoring
  • Peak flowmetry
  • Intravenous (IV) flush
  • Visual infusion phlebitis (VIP) assessments
  • Pain and pressure area assessments

Evidence-based workstations:

  • This includes diabetes, female myocardial infarction (MI), pressure ulcer prevention, smoking cessation and the use of honey dressing in venous leg ulcers.

Professional values workstations.

  • This includes confidentiality, drug error, possible abuse, professional confrontation and social media.

Candidates will also be given introductory sessions on the following areas

  • Coping and resilience in practice
  • Reflection in practice
  • NMC Code of Conduct


As well as funding your OSCE exams cost, including transport to test centres, meals and accommodation, we can offer candidates:

  • Onsite accommodation
  • Funding for airline ticket costs
  • Provision of Certificate of Sponsorship to support visa application
  • A welcome goodie pack (contents include masks, lateral flows test kits, loaded travel cards, a map of London, some tips, and a printout of important information)
  • Dedicated clinical education team to support throughout the period
  • Funding for health surcharge costs (if applicable, with terms and conditions)
  • Refund of the cost of Part 1 of NMC Test of Competence (CBT)
  • Funding for a resit of OSCE (terms and conditions apply)
  • Funding for initial NMC PIN registration cost
  • Contract of employment, with terms and conditions

After completion of OSCE

Once candidates complete the OSCE programme, they can take advantage of the many learning opportunities available to nurses in the RHN, including the structured preceptorship programme.

Contact our Recruitment team to find out more