Registered Nurse Objective Structured Clinical Examination (RN OSCE) is a test that examines foreign registered nurses. RN OSCE is administered to such nurses but desiring to become registered as nurses in Australia. After the candidate successfully passed the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN), they will proceed with OSCE or objective structured clinical examination which is a behavioral assessment and developed to determine if the IQNM demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence.

Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) is multiple choice while OSCE is an actual exam. OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and patient scenarios which Registered Nurses are likely to encounter when they assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nurses are expected to utilize a contemporary evidence based and effectively demonstrate the safe practical application of nursing skills.

OSCE costs $4,000 AUD. It will be used by AHPRA in running and maintaining OSCE.

Yes. There are institutions offering OSCE Preparation courses. Most of them offer 6 weeks course structure and training and the fee costs around $3,500 – $5,500 AUD.