Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. Overseas nurses wishing to work in the UK need to apply and be accepted to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. Currently there is not strong evidence to support nurses going on the list and vacancy rates in the profession have decreased significantly since 2003. The decision has been made to move to an all-graduate nursing profession. The long-term impact this may have on workforce supply is currently unknown.