Ireland’s nursing body changes OET requirements

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), Ireland’s nursing regulatory body, has amended the minimum OET grade requirement for nurses that have been trained overseas.

This means that nurses and midwives who wish to register and work in Ireland no longer need a B in Writing, it is now C+ and this can be retroactively applied for two years. Other changes include OET Listening and Reading grades, which have changed from C+ to B.

This latest update to OET requirements shows yet again how health boards all over the world look to the OET as the benchmark of English in a medical environment. Preparing for the OET test with BSC ensures you get the most up-to-date learning materials as we are an approved Premium Preparation Provider.

Passing the OET test is an excellent addition to any healthcare worker's CV as the higher the score you achieve, the greater your skills are rated by leading medical organisations in the UK and Ireland. This is invaluable when seeking employment in the healthcare sector.

With BSC, there are two options for studying for the OET exam. You can take the Online OET Exam Preparation course and study from home while still having access to the same high-quality content that you would find in our UK schools. BSC also run a face-to-face OET Exam Preparation course at BSC Manchester. which is also an approved OET test centre.

The OET is one of the courses that BSC offer as part of their Career Training Programme. These courses have been developed to help further the careers of workers in the modern workplace by providing up-to-date skills and learning methods.

OET is not a test of medical knowledge but rather an assessment of a healthcare worker's understanding of English in a workplace context. Candidates who successfully pass the OET exam are able to use the qualification to seek employment in countries such as Australia, Dubai, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland.

BSC’s Online OET Exam Preparation course helps you prepare for your OET exam. You can book your exam online here.