Children's Nursing OSCE Preparation Programme for International Nurses

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Our Children's Nursing OSCE Preparation Programme provides training to prepare internationally trained nurses to undertake the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Objective Structured Clinical Examination, or the NMC OSCE, which is part 2 of the Test of Competence to be eligible to register with the NMS as a Children's Nurse. The programme will help you to successfully prepare for completing the NMC OSCE.


Our 10 day training programme is delivered face to face and provides you with the opportunity to learn through classroom teaching, hands on role play for clinical stations and mock examinations. Before your programme starts, you will gain access to the GOSH DEN (our Virtual Learning Platform) where you will find key resources and materials to help you to prepare for your course. Throughout and beyond the programme, you will be able to access a wealth of resources and materials to help you with your learning and successfully complete your NMC OSCE.

The topics covered in the programme are spread over 10 days and include:

- Introduction to the Children's Nursing OSCE Preparation Programme

- NMC Code and 6 C's

- OSCE Testing Process

- Communicating with Children and Families

- Paediatric Early Warning Scoring (PEWS) System

- Individual Sessions Dedicated to the APIE Stations: Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation

- Skills Stations and Skills Practice

- APIE Practical Run Through Sessions

- Mock OSCEs

By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

- Understand the OSCE and its importance for gaining registration as children's nurse with the NMC

- Understand how to prepare for the OSCE and have a deep understanding of the individual stations of examination

- Understand the NMC Code and how to put it into practice

- Gain awareness of the 6 Cs in nursing

- Undertake the NMC OSCE for Children's Nursing

There will be no formal assessments as part of this course. There will be an opportunity to submit work you complete within your own free time for the instructors to mark and provide feedback on.

The course fees are £1,000 per candidate.

Due to the recent changes with the NMC Test of Competence (ToC), we have both the Legacy ToC and the ToC21 courses running. The Legacy ToC is for international nurses that took their computer-based test (CBT) before 2nd August 2021, and the ToC21 is for those that took their CBT from the 2nd August 2021 onwards.

This course runs frequently with a new intake each month. Please contact us using this booking request form and one of the team will respond within 5 working days.

Please complete this booking request form with the relevant information, and we will be in touch with 5 working days of your submission.

Please note, this is a request and we will be in touch to confirm the course details for your candidate(s), or to discuss your request further.

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