OET, the leading English language test for healthcare in the world, is now on the list of English language proficiency tests that are acceptable for immigration to the USA. Nurses and some other health care providers from all around the world will soon be allowed to apply for US visas using their OET results. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), a division, now includes OET on its list of tests and outcomes for foreign healthcare professionals. OET is now being added to CGFNS International’s verification system as a result of this authorization.
Why OET is required for nurses in the USA?
IMGs and nurses from all over the world who want to work in the US healthcare system can now do so by undergoing an English proficiency test tailored to their needs. OET exam assignments are more relevant to their professions since they simulate real-life communication scenarios that they are likely to experience in the healthcare setting.
USA nurse board required OET score
The Oregon State Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing are two of the most prestigious nursing boards in the country. The ECFMG and each nursing board have established the following minimum needed grades:
ECFMG: Each of the four OET Medicine sub-tests received a grade of B (350) in a single exam session.
Oregon: Each of the four OET Nursing sub-tests received a B (350).
Florida received four grade C+s (300) on each of the four OET Nursing sub-tests.
Why OET is required for doctors in the USA?
OET is recognized by the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council and is the world’s only international English language test created specifically to meet the communication needs of the healthcare
The OET is widely recognized as proof of English proficiency for healthcare registration, study, employment, and immigration in some nations. See how OET can help you improve your language abilities so you can succeed in your work. The OET Preparation Portal makes studying for the test a breeze.
USA doctor board required OET score
IMGs must get a minimum score of 350 (Grade B) on each of the four OET (Medicine) components: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking to be eligible for ECFMG Certification. Doctors must get at least four Grade Bs (a minimum score of 350) to be licensed in Oregon, whereas nurses must receive at least four Grade C+s to be licensed in Florida (minimum score of 300).