OET New Rules: OET Accepted in Ireland for Nurse Registration

OET Accepted in Ireland

Good news for foreign nurses who want to work in Ireland! The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) announces that they will also accept Occupational English Test (OET) as proof of language proficiency starting January 1, 2018.

Ireland followed what United Kingdom had decided recently, that OET result is an alternative for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration starting November 1, 2017.

NMBI first revealed this welcome change in their English requirement in the latest issue of their monthly EZine for October 2017. The update from NMBI reads:

OET Accepted in Ireland by NMBI

From 1 January 2018 we will accept Occupational English Test (OET), alongside the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).