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Preparation for the Nursing OSCE

This self-study course is for internationally educated nurses preparing for the NMC OSCE for adult nursing.

It provides them with the knowledge, language and communication skills they need to successfully pass their OSCE so they can register with the NMC.

The course is fully updated for the new scenarios and skills introduced in November 2022. It covers all OSCE topics and scenarios on APIE, Clinical Skills,
Professional Values and Evidence of Best Practice.

It is highly visual and engaging and is available on PC and an app for maximum convenience.

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If you’re preparing for OSCEs and want to ace them, you need to know how they’re structured, what to expect on the day, and what not to do. Look no further than our comprehensive course, where you can learn all about OSCEs and get tips for success. With our guide, you can prepare yourself for success and feel confident on the day of the test.

Are you a nurse looking to learn more about the NMC and what it takes to register and revalidate? In this course, you’ll learn all about the NMC’s role in regulating the nursing profession and the professional standards nurses must follow, as set by the Code of Practice and the Standards of Proficiency for nursing practice. Preparation for the Nursing OSCE course covers everything you need to know, including the seven platforms and Annexes A and B. 

The APIE OSCE stations focus on the APIE process. Learn how APIE is applied to the scenarios covered by the Nursing OSCE and the language needed for the test:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Asthma
  • Heart failure
  • Falls and fractures
  • Hernias
  • Community care home
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pneumonia
  • Homelessness
  • Subdural haematoma

Learn about the APIE marking criteria, tools and processes; NHS-specific approaches to patient assessment, care plans, drug administration and infection control; key language and communication skills.

The clinical skills OSCE stations test practical nursing skills. Learn the essential language and communication skills you need to demonstrate your clinical skills in the many topics covered by the Nursing OSCE:

  • Administration of inhaled medication
  • Administration of suppositories
  • Aseptic non-touch technique
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Bowel assessment
  • Catheter specimen of urine
  • Fine-bore nasogastric tube insertion
  • Fluid balance chart
  • In-hospital resuscitation
  • Intramuscular injections
  • IV flush and VIP score
  • MSU and urinalysis
  • Nasopharyngeal suctioning
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Oral care plan
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pain assessment
  • Peak expiratory flow rate
  • Pressure area assessment
  • Removal of a urinary catheter
  • Subcutaneous injection
  • Wound assessment

The course covers the professional values described by the NMC, including the ‘6 Cs’, and teaches how these values are applied in practice. The focus is on scenarios that are covered in the Nursing OSCE, and students learn the appropriate language to use in these situations:

  • Bullying
  • Patient confidentiality and sharing information with a third party
  • Dishonesty
  • Drug error
  • Possible abuse and safeguarding, witnessed abuse in care home
  • Inappropriate use of social media, racism in social media
  • Concerns about impaired performance
  • Confrontation with a colleague

The Evidence of Best Practice OSCE station is also silent and asks you to write a response to an article which should demonstrate your application of best practice. Learn the language and skills needed to show evidence of best practice from the OSCE topics:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Disorder
  • Bedside handover
  • Cervical screening
  • Cranberry juice and
  • UTI
  • Type 2 Diabetes and Hypoglycaemia
  • Female myocardial infarction
  • Fever in children
  • Honey dressing for venous ulcer
  • Music therapy and dementia
  • Pressure ulcer prevention
  • Use of Restraints
  • Saline vs tap water for wound cleansing
  • Smoking cessation methods
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