International nurses. Your career. Our commitment.

We want you to have a happy, healthy future in the NHS and be able to access the support, development and opportunities you need to grow your career and achieve your personal ambitions.

The NHS is made up of many nations. We are proud that our workforce is extremely diverse – just like our patients. The NHS has always benefited from nurses coming from other countries to live and work in England. Internationally recruited nurses are an important part of our NHS workforce and your work is vital in ensuring we can continue to deliver world-class health and care.

On this page you will find links to a range of resources and support to help you plan your next career steps.You can also hear from six internationally recruited NHS nurses at different stages of their career. We invite you to discover their stories, learn about how the NHS has supported them to achieve their ambitions and explore the resources available to progress your own career.

Jeni Caguioa

‘As the first Filipino Nurse Adviser at NHS England, I hope I will inspire others."

Jeni’s NHS career started 23 years ago. Listen to her story. 

Mayumi Rossi

"‘I’m proud of my 18-year career in the NHS. I’m still progressing."

Mayumi is a ward manager at neuro specialist hospital in London. Listen to her story.

Ifeoluwa Ajibayo

"It’s a very supportive team. Everybody’s opinion counts."

Ifeoluwa has worked in the NHS for seven years. Listen to her story. 

Eduardo Chee Lee

"I’ve been in the NHS for over six years now. I am expanding my skillset into leadership roles."

Eduardo is a clinical nurse specialist. Listen to his story.

Thomas Tinashe

"For me, career progression is really important, as it will bring personal fulfilment.’"

Thomas is a trainee practice nurse. Listen to his story 

Monica Silviya Dsouza

"I have a good career, my voice matters."

Monica is a registered mental health nurse from Mumbai. Listen to her story.

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