Changes in NMC OSCE from Summer 2020

NMC or Nurses and Midwifery Council UK is very keen to bring updates to their system of registration for overseas nurses. By this way they keeps the quality of nurses who are coming to practice in United Kingdom. As you all know the current process contains two tests which is CBT and OSCE (Test of […]

Midstream Specimen of Urine (MSU) and Urinalysis

MSU and Urinalysis is a new skill added to NMC OSCE from September 2019. The time limit for this skill is 15 minutes during which you need to collect urine and do the analysis.

Fluid Balance Calculation for OSCE

Fluid Balance is a newly added skill in NMC OSCE from July 19 2019. Fluid Volume chart is used to find the cumulative volume of fluid in and out of the concerned patient. The result can be a positive balance or a negative balance. You need to escalate the care accordingly. This article includes a […]

MUST Score Calculation for NMC OSCE

MUST is Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool. Identifying a patient who is malnourished, or is at risk of malnutrition as early as possible is vital. MUST Chart helps the dietitian as well as doctors to decide how malnourished the patient is. Recently in July 19th update of NMC OSCE, MUST Chart has been included in OSCE […]

Neurological Assessment in NMC OSCE

Some candidates find it very difficult when they get neurological assessment for their assessment station in APIE Stations. Is there anything to be worried about? Do we need to do complete neurological examination prior to taking observations? Do you have to tell NEWS score of patient? Questions are many. This article will help you to […]

Medication Administration Record (MAR) – What You Needs to Know?

Implementation station of APIE stations is  a common pitfall in NMC OSCE. Many candidates have failed in OSCE only because of minor mistakes as well as occasional major ones in this station. In this article we will give a clear picture about Medication Administration Record (MAR) used in NMC OSCE  Implementation stations. Time duration for […]

Administration of Inhaled Medication (AIM) NMC OSCE Skill

NMC OSCE Marking Criteria update on May 24th 2019 has included a new skill called “Administration of Inhaled Medication (AIM)”. This is a simple skill to demonstrate and you can deemed to be lucky if you gets this skill for your OSCE exam. Its more talking than doing. Error chances are very much less when […]

Original Adult Nursing Marking Criteria for NMC OSCE

Many of the nurses who are preparing for NMC OSCE don’t know about the “Adult Nursing Marking Criteria” prepared together by three universities conducting the exam. The universities participated in making of Adult Nursing Criteria are University of Northampton, Oxford Brookes University and Ulster University. Adult Nursing Marking Criteria was developed to provide uniform assessment […]

The Official NMC OSCE Test Centers

Everyone who is writing NMC Test of Competence Part 2 will be aware that there are three recognised centers for your Objective Structured Clinical Examination or OSCE. Candidates will be wondering how can they reach the test centers? What are the facilities and equipments available at these centers? Is there any lodging facilities in and […]

Common Medications used in NMC OSCE

Medication administration in NMC OSCE exam is another head ache for some of the candidates appearing. Usually there will be only two or three medication to be administered. But you have to take care of things like known allergies of patient, inlegible prescription and about medication already administered. In some cases weight of patient will […]

Articles and Equipment’s used in OSCE Centers

Overseas nurses coming to United Kingdom for preparing for NMC OSCE will have many queries in their mind. One of those it about the equipments available at the OSCE Center. In this article i am tryng to familiarize with you about the equipment’s, dressing sets and other things used in various osce centers. Hopes this […]

NMC’s OSCE Latest Pass Percentage is out!!!

Nurses and Midwifery Council UK has released NMC OSCE new pass percentage for the month of July, August and September 2019 for three different universities conducting the exam. More details are given below.

NMC Slashes Fees for CBT and OSCE Exams

In an important update, Nurses and Midwifery Council, United Kingdom has slashed the prices of CBT exam as well as OSCE. More details are given below

Evaluation Station in APIE Stations of NMC OSCE Exam

Evaluation is another silent station in your OSCE – NMC Test of Competence Part 2 exam. Time limit for completing evaluation is 15 minutes. You need to draft a transfer of care letter for your patient during this time under the following headings given in the evaluation paper. You will get all the papers you […]

Implementation Station in APIE Stations of NMC OSCE

You need to have some knowledge about commonly used drugs which is given orally. This includes their action and side effects. Usually three medicines (only oral medicines) will be written in prescription chart out of which one may be an allergic drug, wrong prescription or dose. You have to omit that one and give the […]

Planning Station in APIE Stations of NMC OSCE

In planning station (silent station), you need to complete two care plans of most important problems within 15 minutes under the following headings. You will be provided with your NEWS2 chart/GCS Chart/Community Assessment Chart that you used for the assessment station of APIE. But patient may be a pre op patient in assessment, but will […]

Assessment Station in APIE NMC OSCE Exam

Assessment is the initial station in the APIE stations which is Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Assessment can be a NEWS2 Assessment, Neurological Assessment or a Community Assessment. In this article, we will discuss in detail first about NEWS2 Assessment then we will discuss about additions needed in case of a Neurological and a Community […]

Urinary catheter removal procedure for NMC Skill Demonstration

Urinary Catheter Removal is another procedure you can get as skill demonstration for your NMC OSCE Exam. Time duration for the procedure is 12 minutes as of September 2019 update. Main errors candidates make is not emptying the catheter bladder fully while removing catheter. According to authorities, you don’t need to do catheter removal using […]

Injection Procedure for NMC OSCE Skill Demonstration

Injection skill to be demonstrated in NMC OSCE can be a subcutaneous injection or an intramuscular injection. Time for this skill is 15 minutes. It is important to verbalize various things while demonstrating this procedure. This includes verbalizing of doctors order, noting of batch number and expiry date, technique of giving injection etc. In this […]

Catheter Urine Sample Collection Procedure for NMC OSCE Exam

In this article, we are going to discuss about Catheter Urine Sample Collection or CUS which you may get as a skill to demonstrate for your NMC OSCE Exam. This is a very simple procedure. Time limit allowed is 12 minutes as per September 2019 update. You should note that Catheter Urine Sample Collection is […]

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