Nurse Assistants, Enrolled Nurses and Community Health Nurses: Work in the UK as Associate Nurses.

Nurse Assistants, Enrolled Nurses and Community Health Nurses from Ghana can register as nursing associates and work in the UK as junior nurses.

Community nurses, nursing assistants and all those with at least 2-year certificates in their respective fields of nursing studies can now revive their hope of traveling to work in the UK as associate nurses. Just like that of the registered general nurses, the process involves providing evidence of English language proficiency. IELTS Band 7.0 overall, with at least 7.0 in Speaking, Listening and Reading and 6.5 in Writing, is required. The alternative is an OET score of B in the Listening, Reading and Speaking sub-tests and C+ in the Writing sub-test.

Dreams Consult has an enviable track record; we provide effective and results-driven tuition for both IELTS and OET, and also register candidates to sit the tests.

The second requirement is the test of competency delivered on a computer as an objective test, hence known properly as CBT that needs to be taken and passed. The CBT for nursing associates is different from that for general nursing, mental health nursing and midwifery.

After those two tests are cleared, an interview is scheduled with available employers/vacancies, ranging from NHS to private hospitals as well as care and nursing homes. Subsequently, after the employee (the associate nurse) has successfully gone through the interview stage, the employer takes steps to obtain the appropriate migration documents to sponsor them to obtain the visa to travel to the UK. Employees are entitled to accommodation for three months. Additionally, some employers may provide a relocation package and assist the employee until they settle in smoothly.

The second part of the test of competency, the third and the final exams to take, is the OSCE which is taken after settling in the UK. Passing this exam qualifies the candidate for the final registration as a member of the UK NMC and as a registered associate nurse in the UK.

In summary, to work as a nursing associate in the UK, you need to obtain IELTS or OET and CBT, after which you can be scheduled for an interview. After a successful interview, the employer sponsors the nurse to the UK by providing visa fees, paying insurance, buying a plane ticket and making accommodation available for about three months.

Source: UK NMC

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    1. The source of the information is written below the article.

      Beyond that, we have used the process to get a registered nurse assistant preventive and a community health nurse to the UK.

          1. I am a Registered Nurse in Ghana with 4 years of working experience.
            I sat for the IELTS UKVI ACADEMIC exams and obtained the following scores. Speaking -7, writing -6.5, Reading -6.5, Listening -6.5 with Overall score as -6.5..
            I would like to apply for a senior carer job in UK and I am pleading on your outfit to assist me get a job.

      1. Please i am Sandra a Nurse Assistant in Ghana and i want to move to UK or Canada to work as a carer please i need your Assistance

        1. Hello Efya,
          yes we do have cbt materials for nurse associates.
          Kindly contact customer service on 0245444499

    1. Thank you for the information. I’m a community health extension worker from Nigeria and I will like to immigrate to UK or Canada. Pls I need your guidance on how. Thank

      1. Unfortunately, we can not assist you to move to Canada or UK due to the challenges we will face during the verification of your documents as the regulatory body in Nigeria differs from the one in Ghana.

  1. i have a community health nurse preventive certificate can i write the exam?. am i qualified to work in the uk. and how do i go about it

  2. Please how can I take the ilETS exams and is there any fee that I must pay for the traveling documents processing in case I qualify ? If yes how much is it ? Thanks

  3. Hello..good day..I have a friend who is a community health worker..he is very well experienced in the health chance is there a way he can migrate to Uk or US to work as a Nurse??

  4. Hi, i am a nursing assistant by profession and recently wrote my IELTS and got an overall of 6.0. May i kindly know if i am eligible to apply for jobs?

    1. Your IELTS score does not permit you to apply for the job role stated in the article, however, you may interact with us on 0240850600 for available offers.

  5. Am a Bsc holder in Midwifery. With the restrictions on our country, by WHO, to UK Registered Nurses and Midwives, can I use the NARIC certificate to apply for the Senior Carer jobs.

    1. There is a center for OET in Ghana. The center in Ghana for computer-based exams, not paper-based.

  6. Hallo im a enrolled nurse since 2015 have 8yrs working experience in icu..research..covid -19 vaccinator and testing….how can I apply

      1. Hello please am a nursing assistant clinical and I completed 2020 at home now and has not been posted yet can I take the exams

  7. There is a three years program in community health nursing(Also known as public health nurse) known Registered Community Nurse. Are people in this category eligible to work in the UK as Nurses or nurses assistant

    1. To obtain a job in the UK as a midwife, you have to pass IELTS and CBT.
      Kindly contact us on 0240850600 for details.

  8. Hello am registered nurse Assistant with 6yrs experience in obs and gy theatre and I would like to work in the UK or Canada. Pls what should I do

  9. I am an enrolled nurse,have sat for the IELTS with 7.5 in speaking,7 in reading and listening with 6.5 in writing, will want to use the nurse associate route

  10. Please i completed my Nursing Assistant Course in October 1999 with the Elite Nursing And Health Promotion Center in Asylum Down Accra Ghana. I’ve worked for over ten years I’m ready to work in the UK kindly sponsor me.