Kiwi nurses must complete programme for UK registration.
New Zealand manager of Match Group, one of the biggest providers of health care workers in the UK, Tracey Matthews, said the ONP requirements had had some impact on recruitment. "The process for registration in the UK has always been time consuming and this just means it takes more time. It might have put one or two nurses off." The ONP only applies to those entering the NMC register for the first time. Those who have worked in the UK before don't have to do it, she said. The company has been offering the ONP through Bournemouth University and delivered from its London office since March this year. Its programme consists of self-directed Learning, completion of a booklet and an examination, and costs 250 [pounds sterling]. Matthews said no New Zealand nurse had yet had to have a period of supervised practice.
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|Title Annotation:||United Kingdom; Laws for International Practice|
|Publication:||Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2006|
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