OSCE 2021 is the current OSCE running and all nurses are to appear for the 10 station OSCE. Additional Skills stations and additional mandatory writing scenarios will be introduced from 14th Nov 2022. The NEW OSCE Marking Criteria August 2022 is available in the test centre websites.

Current Skills are:

Wound Assessment


In Hospital Resuscitation

IM Injection

Subcutaneous Injection

Catheter Sampling of Urine


Peak Flow

MSU Urinalysis

Catheter Removal

IV Flush & VIP

NG Tube insertion

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Pain Assessment

Fluid Balance

Pressure Area Assessment

New Skills Those will be Introduced are : Administration of Suppository

Bowel Assessment

Nasopharyngeal Suctioning

Nutritional Assessment

Oral Care Plan

Oxygen Therapy

Current Mandatory Writing stations are:

Professional Values: Confidentiality, Drug Error, Possible Abuse, Professional Confrontation, Social Media

New Scenarios will be : Bullying, Concealment of Bed Status, False Representation, Falsifying Observations, Falsifying Timesheets, Hospital Food, Impaired Performance, Laboratory Results, Racism, Witnessed Abuse.

Evidence Based Practice: Diabetes, Female MI, Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Smoking Cessation, Use of honey dressing for venous leg ulcers

New Scenarios wil be: Ankle Sprain, Asperger’s syndrome, Bedside Handover, Cervical Screening, Cranberry Juice & Urinary Tract infection, Dementia & Music, Fever in Children, Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Restraint, Saline versus Tap water.

Please note new changes has been announced by the NMC and the changes will be implemented within the test centres from 14th Nov 2022. All who are taking test on or after 14th Nov will be tested on the new marking criteria with the new additional skills and writing stations.