Resources for International Nurses New to the Community
The QNI is bringing together resources to support Registered Nurses who have qualified overseas and who are now working, or considering working, in England.
Please contact us if you have an information source that may be of interest. Email us at: [email protected] . Thank you!
Information for overseas candidates – Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC): https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/coronavirus/test-of-competence/
Information for international nurses – Royal College of Nursing (RCN) : https://www.rcn.org.uk/membership/international-nursing-members
Information on master’s degree in the UK – UCAS: https://www.ucas.com/postgraduate/postgraduate-study/why-study-postgraduate/faqs-about-postgraduate-study
Nursing specialisms – Royal College of Nursing (RCN): https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/become-a-nurse#becomeanurse
Finance and Practicalities
Receiving money from abroad: https://moneytransfers.com/guides/receiving-money-from-abroad
Maternity pay and leave: https://www.gov.uk/maternity-pay-leave
Agency working: https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-help/rcn-advice/agency-workers
Generally, it should be stressed that England is one of the safest countries in the world for road travel. The quality of the roads surfaces and signage is for the most part good, despite the frequent complaints of many road users. Many roads are busy though, particularly at rush hours, adding significantly to journey times. GPS systems are now very commonly used by people for leisure use as well as by professional drivers, and they are a huge benefit if you are unfamiliar with the area, saving you time and making driving safer.
Driving in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/driving-uk-and-abroad
Pastoral and Self-Care
NHS – looking after your mental health : https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust has a good range of information about how they have supported new overseas nurses: https://www.nhsemployers.org/case-studies/pastoral-support-and-induction-international-recruits