NMC OSCE

Test of Competence 2021 for Nurses and Midwives

NMC OSCE Training for International Nurses is delivered in 5 days teachings and unlimited practice. Part two of the Test of Competence is a practical exam known as the OSCE.


Learning Objectives

  • Develop candidate’s skills and deliver the skills confidently in all stations
  • Create an individualise approach to able to manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for successful completion of Test of Competence 21 NMC OSCE Assessment
  • Understand and apply the NMC Code, Professional Values, Evidence based approach in all stations.

Test of Competence

Adult Nursing

Interpersonal-Skills-Workshops-–-RCN-6521-Accredited

Clinical skills stations:

  1. Administration of Suppository
  2. . Administration of Inhaled Medication (AIM)
  3. Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)
  4. Blood glucose monitoring
  5. Bowel Assessment
  6. Catheter specimen of urine (CSU)
  7. Fine-bore nasogastric tube insertion
  8. Fluid balance (FB)
  9. In-hospital resuscitation (IHR)
  10. Intramuscular injection (IM)
  11. Intravenous (IV) flush and visual infusion phlebitis (VIP)
  12. Mid-stream specimen of urine (MSU) and urinalysis
  13. Nasopharyngeal Suctioning
  14. Nutritional assessment
  15. Oral Care Plan
  16. Oxygen therapy
  17. Pain assessment
  18. Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR)
  19. Pressure area assessment
  20. Removal of urinary catheter (RUC)
  21. Subcutaneous injection
  22. Wound assessment

Professional values stations

  1. Bullying
  2. Concealment of bed status
  3. Confidentiality
  4. Drug error
  5. False representation
  6. Falsifying Observations m
  7. Falsifying timesheets
  8. Hospital food
  9. Impaired performance
  10. Laboratory results
  11. Possible abuse
  12. Professional confrontation
  13. Racism
  14. Social media
  15. Witnessed abuse

Evidence-based practice stations

  1. Ankle sprain
  2. Asperger’s syndrome
  3. Bedside handover
  4. Cervical screening
  5. Cranberry juice and urinary-tract infections (UTIs) m
  6. Dementia and music
  7. Diabetes
  8. Female myocardial infarction (MI)
  9. Fever in children
  10. Pressure ulcer prevention
  11. Restraint
  12. Saline versus Tap water
  13. Smoking cessation
  14. Use of honey dressing for venous leg ulcers

APIE stations

  1. Assessment- A scenario-based station including an Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (ABCDE) Scenarios are pen portraits of patients with specific illnesses such as asthma. A completion of an observation chart for example: National Early Warning Score (NEWS), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS).
  2. Planning- A silent written station. Identify and document 2 relevant Nursing needs/problems chosen by the Candidate, related to the Assessment station.
  3. Implementation- Medication Management
  4. Evaluation- SBAR Tool (Verbal Communication). Document notes concerning a patient transfer to ward or discharge home. These notes are to assist the Candidate and are not marked by the Assessor. Verbal Situation Background Assessment Recommendations handover to a health professional or Assessor.

The training and assessment are on alignment of the international nurse’s skills to the Test of Competence handbook and the NMC blueprints: https://www.nmc.org.uk/globalassets/sitedocuments/registration/toc-21/toc-21-blueprint—adult-nursing.pdf

Mental Health Nursing

The-Mental-Capacity-Act-MCA-and-Deprivation-of-Liberty-Safeguards-DOLS-–-RCN-6522-Accredited

Skills stations

  • Administration of suppository marking criteria
  • De-escalation marking criteria
  • Nutritional assessment marking criteria
  • Physiological observations marking criteria
  • Reminiscence therapy marking criteria
  • Talking therapies marking criteria

APIE stations

  • Assessment marking criteria: all APIEs

Uses SOLER throughout the assessment:

    • Sitting at a comfortable angle and distance
    • Open posture arms and legs uncrossed
    • Leaning forward from time to time, looking genuinely interested, listening attentively
    • Effective eye contact, without staring
    • Remaining relatively relaxed
  • Planning marking criteria: all APIEs
  • Implementation marking criteria: all APIEs
  • Evaluation marking criteria: all APIEs

Professional values stations

  • Bullying marking criteria
  • Concealment of bed status marking criteria
  • Confidentiality marking criteria
  • Drug error marking criteria
  • False representation marking criteria
  • Falsifying Observations marking criteria
  • Falsifying timesheets marking criteria
  • Hospital food marking criteria
  • Impaired performance marking criteria
  • Laboratory results marking criteria
  • Possible abuse marking criteria
  • Professional confrontation marking criteria
  • Racism marking criteria
  • Social media marking criteria
  • Witnessed abuse marking criteria

Evidence-based practice stations

  • Ankle sprain marking criteria
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder marking criteria
  • Bedside handover marking criteria
  • Cervical screening marking criteria
  • Cranberry juice and urinary-tract infections (UTIs) marking criteria
  • Dementia and music marking criteria
  • Diabetes marking criteria
  • Female myocardial infarction (MI) marking criteria
  • Fever in children marking criteria
  • Pressure ulcer prevention marking criteria
  • Restraint marking criteria
  • Saline versus Tap water marking criteria
  • Smoking cessation marking criteria
  • Use of honey dressing for venous leg ulcers marking criteria
Children Nursing

Healthcare-Assistant-HCA-Clinical-Skills-Workshop

Clinical skills stations:

  • Administration of Inhaled Medication (AIM)
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Basic Life Support
  • Fine-bore NG Tube
  • Nasopharyngeal Suctioning
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR)
  • Removal of Urinary Catheter (ROC or RUC)
  • Subcutaneous Injection

Professional values stations

  1. Bullying
  2. Concealment of bed status
  3. Confidentiality
  4. Drug error
  5. False representation
  6. Falsifying Observations m
  7. Falsifying timesheets
  8. Hospital food
  9. Impaired performance
  10. Laboratory results
  11. Possible abuse
  12. Professional confrontation
  13. Racism
  14. Social media
  15. Witnessed abuse

Evidence-based practice stations

  1. Ankle sprain
  2. Asperger’s syndrome
  3. Bedside handover
  4. Cervical screening
  5. Cranberry juice and urinary-tract infections (UTIs) m
  6. Dementia and music
  7. Diabetes
  8. Female myocardial infarction (MI)
  9. Fever in children
  10. Pressure ulcer prevention
  11. Restraint
  12. Saline versus Tap water
  13. Smoking cessation
  14. Use of honey dressing for venous leg ulcers

APIE stations- Children Nursing

  1. Assessment- A scenario-based station including an Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (ABCDE) Scenario’s are pen portraits of patients with specific illnesses such as asthma.. A completion of an observation chart for example: Paediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS).
  2. Planning- A silent written station. Identify and document 2 relevant Nursing needs/problems chosen by the Candidate, related to the Assessment station.
  3. Implementation- Medication Managemen.
  4. Evaluation- SBAR Tool (Verbal Communication) . Document notes concerning a patient transfer to ward or discharge home. These notes are to assist the Candidate and are not marked by the Assessor. Verbal Situation Background Assessment Recommendations handover to a health professional or Assessor.

Scenarios:

  • Post-Tonsillectomy Bleed
  • Asthma

The training and assessment is on alignment of the international nurse’s skills to the Test of Competence handbook and the NMC blueprints/children nursing.

Midwifery

Pass rate: 100%

Training Fee: £750
Target Audience: International Nurses

Adult Nursing

Physical Assessment – Nursing Process/Formulating Care Plans

Vital signs- NEWS, Neuro Observation

Medical Administration

Intramuscular injections simulation

Basic life support – cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (adult, child, baby)

Infection control- Hand Hygiene, Use of PPE and safe disposal of sharps

Wound care- ANTT