Overseas Nurses Programme

As well as running Individual training courses the Practice Development Team manages and undertakes an Overseas nurses Programme in conjunction with the University Of Surrey.

Programme Information

The Programme has been developed to help and prepare international nurses so that they can adapt to working in the UK and leads to registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

There are currently 2 cohorts planned for the first half of 2015 – a February Cohort and a May Cohort.

The programme lasts approximately 10 months and includes the following elements:

• 20 Days Protected Training

• 2 Days Self-study

• 5 Observational Visits

• 13 Days Mentor Contact Time

• Sign off By Mentor

• NMC Prescribed Supervised Practice Period

• Essay

• Completed Handbook

• Competencies

Programme Content

The NMC requires that the following topics are taught as part of the programme:

  • The UK as a multicultural society
  • Structure of the NHS and social care services
  • Relationship between the NHS and the independent sector
  • Changing health care environment
  • Practitioner – Client relationships
  • Patient involvement in the NHS and Independent sectors
  • Effective communication
  • Code of professional conduct
  • Accountability
  • Legal framework within which care is delivered
  • Ethical issues
  • Clinical governance and how the Council’s standards
  • contribute to this
  • Evidence based practice
  • Holistic care encompassing health promotion and education
  • Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Numeracy skills

To download a breakdown of the course content that has been developed by the RSCH, click here

ONP Team

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