Preparing for the OSCE

Preparing

The OSCE is designed to assess your ability to competently apply your professional nursing or midwifery knowledge and skills in the UK. The level expected is that of a nurse or midwife as they enter the profession at the point of registration. 

This means that you must show that you are capable of applying knowledge to the care of service users at the level expected of a newly registered nurse or midwife. 

The examination is testing your ability to apply knowledge to the care of service users rather than how well you can remember and recite facts. 

 All scenarios and associated questions relate to current best practice and you should answer them in relation to published evidence and not according to local arrangements. 

The amount of time required to prepare for an OSCE will vary from candidate to candidate. With that in mind, candidates should ensure they give themselves as much time as they think they need to properly prepare for their exam.

Further Sections

Prepare for the Adult Nursing Test of Competence (OSCE), access learning resources and exam help information. 

Prepare for the Children’s Nursing Test of Competence (OSCE), access learning resources and exam help information. 

Prepare for the Learning Disability Nursing Test of Competence (OSCE), access learning resources and exam help information.

Prepare for the Mental Health Nursing Test of Competence (OSCE), access learning resources and exam help information. 

Prepare for the Midwifery Test of Competence (OSCE), access learning resources and exam help information. 

Prepare for the Nursing Associate Test of Competence (OSCE), access learning resources and exam help information.