What is the NMC OSCE Exam?

All overseas nurses need to complete two tests (CBT & OSCE) known as the Test of Competence(ToC) set by the NMC. The OSCE (The Objective Structured Clinical Examination) is part two of ToC. In this test, examiners will assess your communication skill and your knowledge of the clinical area so that they can check candidates’ practical skills against the current UK pre-registration standards.

How many stations are in the OSCE exam?

There are ten stations in the Adult Nursing OSCE. Four stations test APIE (Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation) skills. For Adult Nursing, the scenarios you will be given at the APIE stations can include the following:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Community Assessment Diabetes
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • End of Life
  • Fall and Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Homelessness
  • Pneumonia
  • Subdural Haematoma

A further four stations will test you on two pairs of skills together. Finally, two silent written stations will assess you on professional values and behaviours, and on evidence-based practice.

Nurse Educators having an immense expereince in OSCE Training and assessment will run our preparatory OSCE workshops. Why not give us a call to discuss your OSCE training need and by preparing with us you will give yourself a high chance of passing the OSCE test the part 2 test of competence in your first attempt.

Health Skills Training provides OSCE onsite face to face training and OSCE online learning.
Our next OSCE onsite face to face training date in Manchester & London are available on this page below or under our ‘Courses’ page
Scroll down to check the dates for more face to face training till June 2021
Contact +44 161 743 4626 or +44 7711 554472 for more information.

How much does it cost?

The fee for the full OSCE is £794. The resit under 7 stations cost £397. However, you need to pass the OSCE in a maximum of three attempts.

Where can you take the OSCE Test?

How to book the OSCE?

In order to book your OSCE, the initial registration in NMC Online needs to be applied. After the NMC checks your eligibility and reviews your qualification, they will invite you to write CBT and OSCE.This will be confirmed via email.

Booking OSCE Test, who can help me?

Book OSCE Test with us, we will help you to find the exam centre, book your test and send you the confirmation.
Contact us to find the exam date, location and any questions about booking OSCE.

When do I get the OSCE result?

OSCE result is usually sent on email by the test centres which can take from 3 to 5 working days. You can check this on the test centre websites.