How to become an NMC registered nurse

05 Sep 14:00 by Richard


Whether you have completed a traditional nursing training and education programme or have accomplished your nursing degree apprenticeship, it’s time to register yourself with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This is a compulsory requirement if you intend to work as a nurse in the UK and your application must be approved before you begin employment.

Who are the NMC?

The NMC ensure that the care provided by nurses and midwives is consistent and of a high standard. They maintain the official register of nurses and midwives that can practise in the UK.

How do I register with the NMC?

  1. The NMC will receive all of your personal information and course details via your university. This includes a signed declaration of your good health and character.
  2. Once the NMC has received this information, you will be sent a letter explaining how to create your NMC online account – follow these instructions carefully.
  3. Having set up your account, you must first pay your registration fee of £120 and then complete the application form, declaring any police cautions of criminal convictions you may have.
  4. It will take 2-10 working days for your application to be reviewed and approved.
  5. After receiving approval, download and print your statement of entry but please note, this is not proof of registration. Employers will be able to find your approved registration on the online confirmation service.

If applying 6 months after course completion, additional information will be required.

If applying more than 5 years after your course completion date, contact the NMC directly for guidance.

For candidates that have trained in the EU/EEA or candidates who have trained outside of the EU/EAA, please refer to the NMC website for further guidance and application forms.

Let the nursing journey begin!