Havencourt RGN passes OSCE exams to begin UK nursing career

Delisiwe Moyo (known as Deli) is a RGN at Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and is one of a number of Four Seasons nurses who have recently passed OSCE exams, meaning they are now able to practise as a registered nurse in the UK. 

This is Deli's story:

"I joined Four Seasons Health Care in January 2019. On my arrival from Africa I already had a schedule for OSCE training in preparation for my competence test and I was warmly welcomed by the Havencourt Care Home staff in Scotland. I was then allocated to my mentor on the very first day and she has been wonderful.

"The Home Manager and the Administrator played a pivotal role in helping me secure permanent accommodation and finding my way around the UK as I travelled for training. They sometimes went to an extent of printing out maps for me.

"In Northern Ireland I received intensive training for OSCE from Ann, Irene and Pauline and a few others including volunteers from previous groups. On my first day of OSCE training I was booked for the examination. Within two months of arrival to the UK I was registered with the NMC.

"To be frank, on my first day I questioned what I had done to my career. This is because I had worked in acute settings and never in geriatric exclusively. But with help from the staff, including carers and domestic workers, I got to know residents individually and this helped strengthen relationships and trust between me and residents and I'm now finding geriatric nursing amazing and interesting.

"Residents have a lot of interesting stories, wisdom and knowledge to share that helped me understand the Scottish culture. And due to the 24/7 accessibility of e-learning provided by the company, I am continuously getting acquainted with the laws of Scotland in relation to healthcare services and programmes in collaboration with the company's policies and NMC code of conduct and ethics. It is of paramount importance to be willing to listen, learn and unlearn."

Delisiwe Moyo

Date published: 10 May 2019

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