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The GETS Nursing English Proficiency Test

Set in the Workplace Context of Nurses and Caregivers

A Special Purpose Exam

Experts in the field of nursing, general healthcare and English language assessments have come together to design and develop GETS Nursing as the most current and up-to-date, specific purpose English test for Nurses and Caregivers.


This exam is a specific purpose test of English proficiency for Nurses and Caregivers and students for Nursing colleges.

GETS Nursing focuses on assessing the language usage in the medical workplace setting suitable for nurses and caregivers.

The exam helps nursing colleges, medical colleges, universities and specific purpose training institutes and other higher education institutions to assess English proficiency levels of their students and plan improvement programs alongside their formal education and help prepare them for global nursing jobs.

The GETS Nursing is particularly useful for hospitals, nursing homes, care homes, polyclinics, private caregiving and nursing service providers in their recruitment and placement purposes.

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All Four Language Skills Tested

GETS Nursing is four separate exams—Reading, Listening, and Speaking & Writing— that can be taken together or separately as individual test modules.

The test development is backed by years of research by Qualifications and Assessments International (QAI) in the UK.

The test questions of the GETS Nursing are engaging, relevant to the nursing profession and are up-to-date.
GETS Nursing is a Secure Test. It is available as a Paper based test and is also Computer delivered through Authorised Centres. The test can also be taken at home by a test-taker which would be delivered using online proctoring method.

The Writing and Speaking modules are human marked by Certified Examiners.

The Speaking test can be completed online as a recorded session or can be conducted live with an human examiner through Video or can also be conducted face-to-face.

The results are typically released within 7 working days of completion.

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Results are Aligned to the CEFR

The GETS Nursing Exam's results are reported in the GETS Scale of English and they are aligned to the CEFR.

You can see/download a sample Test Report Form below.

The Common European Framework of Reference—or CEFR—measures language ability in a scale of six levels, which start from A1 for beginners to C2 for native English speakers or those who have mastered the language.


The CEFR is the industry standard for measuring language proficiency and a key resource for educational policy worldwide.

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GETS Nursing Test Report Form

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