Exam for nurses to go abroad

Exams for Nurses to go abroad

There are numerous exams for applicants who are GNM or B.Sc nursing students where they can go abroad by giving various exams. Often a common question by healthcare students is which exams for nurses to go abroad for different countries are suitable. In this section we would break down on the various exams for nurses to go abroad to different destinations.


In case an applicant wishes to go to Canada as a nurse one can opt for IELTS test for English language proficiency.  By giving an IELTS exam one can practice the profession easily in Canada.  An overall of 6.5 and no less than 6 is acceptable.


  1. Dentistry
  2. Medicine
  3. Dietetics
  4. Occupational Therapy
  5. Optometry
  6. Nursing
  7. Physiotherapy
  8. Podiatry
  9. Pharmacy
  10. Radiography
  11. Speech Pathology
  12. Veterinary Science

Results are issued to students approximately 14business day after students have taken the test.


There are several universities and colleges in Canada for nurses in case they wish to upgrade their skills:

  1. McMaster University, Calgary, Canada
  2. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  3. University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  4. Western University, London, Canada
  5. University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada
  6. Fanshawe College, London, Canada
  7. Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, Canada
  8. Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  9. Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada
  10. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
  11. Conestoga College, Kitchener, Canada
  12. Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
  13. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, Canada
  14. Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon, Canada
  15. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada
  16. University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada
  17. Cape Breton University, Sydney, Canada
  18. Trent University, Peterborough, Canada
  19. Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Hamilton, Canada
  20. Nipissing University , North Bay, Canada
  21. Confederation College, Thunder Bay, Canada
  22. Nipissing University , North Bay, Canada
  23. Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
  24. MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada
  25. Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek, Canada
  26. Trinity Western University, Langley, Canada

In order to practice as a legal nurse in Canada one need to give a licensing test.

  1. After a 2 year diploma program in nursing you can give Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) which is Computer Based Examination. This opens opportunity for you to work as a RPN in various provinces.
  2. For applicants who have completed a bachelors degree in nursing have to give National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is Computer Based Examination. This exam eligible’s you to work as an RN and provides competencies for entry level registered nurse practice.
  3. After completing a Master’s degree in nursing you can give Nurse Practitioner Examinations.

New Zealand

New Zealand is another promising country that has wide demand of nurses.

To be a Nurse one must have an altruistic approach towards others. A sense of compassion should drive you to study Nursing and later to justify yourself as a professional of the noblest profession of the World. For practicing nursing in a NZ one needs to first understand that there are three levels of nursing in the country.

  1. Enrolled Nurse
  2. Registered Nurse
  3. Nurse Practitioner

Enrolled nurses need to have 18 months of diploma of enrolled nursing (Level 5 for New Zealand Qualification Authority Framework). Along with this you need to pass the assessment test by approved provider of Nursing Council’s Competencies along with enrolled nurses’ examination. Registered nurses required a bachelor’s degree in nursing level 7 or Graduate Nursing qualification at Level 7 or Post-Graduate Qualification of Level-8 approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Further, you need to have an assessment by Nursing Council Competencies for Registered Nurses by an approved provider and pass in an Examination for Registered Nurses set by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. For Nurse practitioners one requires advanced education, clinical training and the demonstrated competence and legal authority. Applicants planning to go to New Zealand can give OET exam for language proficiency which is widely used.


Now for practicing nursing in Australia one can demonstrate their English proficiency by giving an
International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Occupational English Test (OET) for Nurses, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT. Along with this you need to meet Australian nursing and midwifery education standards.


As an international student you are required to be complete the Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP) as part of your studies. The ONP allows international students to become a registered nurse in the UK, where you can work in NHS or private sectors. For applicants planning to move abroad particularly to UK an IELTS requirement of 7 overall is required with no less than 6 in any of the modules.

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