Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Test of Competence

ANNOUNCEMENT September 2019

As part of the ongoing review of the NMC Test of Competence Part 2, we are committed to introducing new Scenarios and Skills on a regular basis. We are currently finalising a new Adult Nursing scenario (APIE) and skill.  The purpose of the scenario is to ensure candidates can consider the needs of a deteriorating patient whilst the skill is community based and assesses communication skills and performing a urinalysis.

Please be advised that the revised and updated support materials to help candidates prepare for these new elements will be released on Monday 30th September in advance of their introduction in all Test Centres from Monday 28th October.  These resources will be available from the websites of all three test centres and on the NILE site.

ANNOUNCEMENT September 2019

We understand that there is some confusion surrounding the Administration of Inhaled Medication (AIM) as a result of contradictory information in the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing procedures versus clinical practice. While we continue to direct you to read the Royal Marsden and confirm we continue to base our marking criteria on the Royal Marsden we would like to clarify that we have also taken into consideration the Asthma UK Guidelines. As a result the AIM Marking criteria has been revised to incorporate both the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures and the Asthma UK Guidelines. The AIM marking criteria is available in Adult Marking Criteria Version R1.7.

ANNOUNCEMENT July 2019

As part of the ongoing review of the NMC Test of Competence Part II Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), new Scenarios and Skills will be introduced regularly.

A new Adult Nursing Scenario (APIE) and an Adult Nursing Skill will be in use across all three test centres from Monday 12 August 2019.

As a result, we are pleased to let you know that in conjunction with all three test centres we have revised and updated our test supporting materials.

The revised Adult Nursing test supporting materials are available on the NILE site.

These include:

  • Revised OSCE Top tips Adult Nursing
  • Adult Nursing Marking criteria
  • Exemplar Documentation
  • Candidate Handbook

We review these documents regularly, so please check NILE to ensure you are using the latest version.

ANNOUNCEMENT June 2019

As part of the ongoing review of the NMC Test of Competence Part II Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), new Scenarios and Skills will be introduced regularly.

A new Adult Nursing Scenario (APIE) and an Adult Nursing Skill will be in use across all three test centres from Monday 24 June 2019.

As a result, we are pleased to let you know that in conjunction with all three test centres we have revised and updated our test supporting materials.

The revised Adult Nursing test supporting materials are available on the NILE site.

These include:

  • Revised OSCE Top Tips Adult Nursing
  • Adult Nursing Marking criteria
  • Exemplar Documentation
  • Candidate Handbook

We review these documents regularly, so please check NILE to ensure you are using the latest version.

For previous announcements, please see our announcement archive.


 

We provide Part two of the NMC’s Test of Competence for nurses and midwives seeking registration with the NMC. We have a designated test centre at our Innovation Centre, located directly opposite Northampton Train Station.

To understand our processes, please refer to the candidate journey document that is available to download.

We are aware that some organisations and consultancies are offering OSCE preparation training sessions for candidates for Part two of the Test of Competence. Please be aware that by attending these courses you do so at your own discretion. These training sessions are not endorsed or approved by either the University of Northampton or the NMC and could prepare you inaccurately for the exam.

We have developed a downloadable guide book to help you prepare for your exam.

As part of the review of the overseas registration process we have listened to feedback from applicants, employers and recruiters about how we best support applicants taking the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

As a result, we’re pleased to let you know that in conjunction with all three test centres we have revised and updated our test supporting materials.

The Top Tips document is available on NILE in the ‘All Candidates’ section.  Further documents will be available in the next upcoming weeks.

We’ll review the guidance document regularly, so candidates need to check NILE regularly to make sure they are using the latest version.

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