OBA (Outcomes-Based Assessment) is the assessment process for Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives (IQNMs) with an international nursing qualification (that is relevant to but not necessarily equivalent to similar competencies) to be a registered nurse in Australia. The IQNMs must meet the mandatory registration standards to apply for OBA Australia.
OBA Examination is a two-stage assessment process. Below we have mentioned both stages in detail.
Stage One: NCLEX-RN
In the first stage, an objective structured clinical exam is taken where candidates require to participate in a multiple-choice question exam (MCQ) which is completely computer-based. This examination is called NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) and when one passes this exam, they become a resisted nurse and get a nursing lisence. One must clear the first stage to participate in the second stage of the assessment.
Stage Two: OSCE
In the second stage, candidates for OBA Australia have to take part in OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination). This examination is to determine the knowledge, skills and competency of Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives (IQNM).
In addition to clearing NCLEX-RN and OSCE, a candidate should also have a required score in any English Language Proficiency Test (IELTS, TOEFL, OET or PTE) to become a registered nurse in Australia.
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