Registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

To practise in the UK as a nurse, midwife or nursing associate you need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), who regulate the nursing, midwifery and nursing associate professions in the UK. 

The NMC has a code of conduct that all registrants must meet in order to register and remain registered. It is structured around four main themes – prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust. 

How to apply 

To be eligible for Nursing and Midwifery Council registration you must be able demonstrate that you meet the key requirements by providing:

  1. Evidence of your knowledge of English language – from your training, practice or IELTS/OET exam
  2. Evidence of your qualification and registration to practice in your home country/current location
  3. Evidence of your good health and character

The NMC application process is completed online with different routes based on where you completed your training:

Apply via the NMC website

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