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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 mobile phone via the course app for maximum convenience. It is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and all nurses completing the course receive an official CPD certificate.

What the course covers

The APIE OSCE stations focus on the APIE process. Learn how APIE is applied to the Nursing OSCE scenarios  and the language you need for each one:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Asthma
  • Heart failure
  • Falls and fractures
  • Hernias
  • Community care home
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pneumonia
  • Homelessness
  • Subdural haematoma
  • End of life care

The course covers 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 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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Systematic and extensive coverage of all you need to know before taking the Nursing OSCE.

All the content focuses on providing the knowledge and the language necessary to pass the test. No time is wasted.

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.

The courses includes the OSCE marking criteria, links to the NMC Code and professional standards, charts and documents, links to further study and reading, and much more. 

Tons of multi-media content to keep you focused and learning throughout the course. 

Tasks and quizzes include drag and drop, multiple choice, gap-fill, drop-down selection, re-ordering language, and matching items together. And all optimised for mobile phone use as well as PC and tablet. 

You will receive your CPD-accredited Certificate of Achievement after completing the course with an overall score of 80% or more.

Subscription renews monthly and can be cancelled at any time.

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Systematic and extensive coverage of all you need to know before taking the Nursing OSCE.

All the content focuses on providing the knowledge and the language necessary to pass the test. No time is wasted.

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.

The courses includes the OSCE marking criteria, links to the NMC Code and professional standards, charts and documents, links to further study and reading, and much more. 

Tons of multi-media content to keep you focused and learning throughout the course. 

Tasks and quizzes include drag and drop, multiple choice, gap-fill, drop-down selection, re-ordering language, and matching items together. And all optimised for mobile phone use as well as PC and tablet. 

You will receive your CPD-accredited Certificate of Achievement after completing the course with an overall score of 80% or more.

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You receive one-to-one lessons with an expert tutor (10 classes of 1 hour each). These classes target what you want to practise and what you most need to work on to pass the OSCE.

Do you struggle with a specific part of the test? We can set your study programme so you can achieve your goals.

You take your classes with your teacher when you are available. We understand how busy nurses are, so offer you maximum flexibility. 

Systematic and extensive coverage of all you need to know before taking the Nursing OSCE.

All the content focuses on providing the knowledge and the language necessary to pass the test. No time is wasted.

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.

The courses includes the OSCE marking criteria, links to the NMC Code and professional standards, charts and documents, links to further study and reading, and much more. 

Tons of multi-media content to keep you focused and learning throughout the course. 

Tasks and quizzes include drag and drop, multiple choice, gap-fill, drop-down selection, re-ordering language, and matching items together. And all optimised for mobile phone use as well as PC and tablet. 

You will receive your CPD-accredited Certificate of Achievement after completing the course with an overall score of 80% or more.

You have 3 months to work through the course with your tutor. This can be extended at any time for a small fee.

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About the course

On the course, you learn about how the OSCE is structured, the different stations where you are tested, what to expect on the day, some tips for success and, importantly, a guide on what not to do.

In the 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. 

Preparation for the Nursing OSCE is accredited by the CPD Standards Office on the UK. At the end of the course you receive an official certificate for 60 CPD points. CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development.

Virginia Allum is a registered nurse with many years’ clinical experience and a widely published writer, including co-authoring the Cambridge English for Nursing text books, used by Medical universities around the world. 

If you would like to work with a teacher to support your learning and work on a personalised learning plan with you, then check out the Premium option

Preparation for the Nursing OSCE was published in 2023, and so is fully updated for the new scenarios and skills introduced in November 2022.

When you book the Premium course, you will be assigned a personal tutor. They will give you lessons when you are available and make sure you focus on what you need to do to achieve pass the test.

Simple! Just contact us via the contact form on the website or send an email to admin@specialistlanguagecourses.com. One of our team will get back to you within one working day. 

The subscription options are available for either one month or three months. You can choose to have your subscription renewed monthly or on a quarterly basis. If you wish to cancel your subscription, you can do so at any time by following the instructions provided in your registration email.

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We work with universities, schools, healthcare employers and international recruitment companies that use our courses around the world

Oriental healthcare professionals

Nursing OSCE materials for my university or school

Do you prepare nurses for their OSCE but have trouble finding good materials to use in your courses? We are here for you. Learning content is comprehensive and up-to-date. The teaching platform enables you to see exactly what your students have done, set assignments and leave feedback. Courses can be tailored to your specific needs by mapping the course to your curriculum.

Healthcare professionals

Nursing OSCE preparation courses for my staff

SLC’s online Nursing OSCE preparation course is perfect for international nursing professionals who need to pass the test so they can register in the UK. The course is accessible, intuitive to use and optimised for all devices. The learning platform enables you to see exactly what your learners have done. Courses are accredited and certificated by the CPD Standards Office in the UK.