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Job Overview

Are you an internationally educated nurse who trained outside the UK and working in a healthcare setting and looking to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register?

We are currently recruiting internationally educated nurses living in the UK who have passed their IELTS/OET as set out in the NMC language requirements and passed both parts of the adult Test of Competency (CBT) and has gained experience in HCA/Nursing Assistant role and wishes to progress their career within the National Health Service.

At Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, we provide help and guidance to support your entry into the nursing profession and obtaining your registration with the NMC.

We offer * subject to obtaining your NMC PIN:

  • Free Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) training (£2000).
  • Free OSCE exams (up to 2 exams – £794.00 for initial exam and £397 for additional resit).
  • Free transport to the exam centres – first assessment only
    up to five years of sponsorship (£5488).

We have a well-structured, high pass rated, and positively reviewed Overseas Nurses adult OSCE programme and would be keen to welcome you to work at East Surrey Hospital.

In preparation for your OSCE, you will receive one-on-one support in clinical skills such as planning patient care, medication management, and aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT), among others.

Main duties of the job

You will be individually assessed on your clinical skills and knowledge, with constructive feedback provided to enhance your competencies to meet NMC requirements for professional registration. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work in groups, undertake self-assessments, and participate in reflective learning activities as part of your development.

The OSCE programme is supported by a dedicated team of Practice Educators, including the lead Practice Educator for Overseas Nurses. Upon completion of the OSCE programme, you will join the Trust Preceptorship programme, further supported by the Practice Development Nurse for Preceptorship. This programme will help you build confidence and core skills, facilitating your transition into the role of a newly registered staff nurse in the UK.

Our next OSCE programme starts in September and we have 20 places available and vacancies across our medical, surgical and oncology divisions.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Passed IELTS / OET certificate to NMC standard within the last two years
  • Passed Adult Test of Competency (CBT) Part 1 and Part 2
  • Nursing qualification
  • Evidence of essential nursing experience for role
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours


Registered Nurse Interview Questions:

Common Interview Questions:

  • Why did you choose nursing as a career? (Assesses passion and motivation)
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses as a nurse? (Gauges self-awareness and potential for growth)
  • Describe a challenging patient situation and how you handled it. (Evaluates problem-solving and communication skills)
  • How do you handle stress and prioritize tasks in a busy environment? (Assesses coping mechanisms and time management abilities)
  • What are your long-term career goals in nursing? (Reveals ambition and commitment to the field)
  • Describe a time you went above and beyond for a patient or colleague. (Demonstrates dedication and teamwork)
  • How do you stay up-to-date with the latest nursing practices and knowledge? (Shows commitment to continuous learning)
  • What questions do you have for us about the role or the organization? (Demonstrates preparedness and genuine interest)

Scenario-Based/Behavioral Questions:

  • Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how you learned from it. (Assesses accountability and ability to learn from experiences)
  • Describe a situation where you had a conflict with a colleague and how you resolved it. (Evaluates interpersonal and conflict resolution skills)
  • Give me an example of a time you had to advocate for a patient’s needs. (Assesses advocacy skills and patient-centered care approach)
  • How would you respond if you noticed a colleague not following proper procedures? (Evaluates adherence to safety protocols and professionalism)
  • Describe a time you had to adapt to a sudden change in a patient’s condition. (Assesses adaptability and ability to respond to emergencies)

Specific Nursing Skills Questions:

  • Explain your experience with administering medications and monitoring patient responses. (Assesses knowledge and competency in medication administration)
  • Describe your experience with wound care and infection prevention. (Assesses knowledge and competency in wound care)
  • How would you educate a patient about their diagnosis and treatment plan? (Evaluates patient education skills)
  • What are your thoughts on evidence-based practice in nursing? (Assesses understanding of current trends and research)
  • Tell me about your experience with electronic health records (EHRs). (Evaluates technological proficiency)

Additional Tips:

  • Use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to structure your answers to scenario-based questions.
  • Research the hospital or organization before the interview to tailor your answers and ask informed questions.
  • Practice answering common interview questions to build confidence and articulate your responses effectively.
  • Be prepared to discuss your salary expectations and any specific questions you have about the role.


Remember, the best way to prepare for a nursing interview is to practice and be confident in your knowledge and skills. Good luck!  Naijarelocate……

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