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Return to Practice

Are you thinking about coming back to Nursing

This Return to Practice course offers an excellent opportunity if you have previously fulfilled the role of a registered nurse to return to the profession.

It also supports those unable to meet practice hours to fulfil the NMC requirements for revalidation, to remain on the register.

This course will enable you to develop, refresh and enhance the knowledge, skills, professional values and proficiencies required of a Registered Nurse and to deliver safe, effective and compassionate person-centred care within your field of practice. These key skills are reflective of the new NMC (2018) Future nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.

Although the course has been developed to meet the NMC (2019) Standards for Return to Practice programmes, the course team have had a number of years supporting those wishing to return to nursing on previous versions of this course.

This 12-day programme will equip you to return to nursing with the right skills in the 21st century, to deliver safe high-quality patient centred care. You will be part of a small group of learners from a variety of other non-registered practitioners of all fields within nursing.  With qualified teaching staff, mentors and practitioners will be on hand to facilitate learning and to encourage you throughout your studies and clinical practice. Your course will be equally split between 50% theory and 50% practice.

You will be immersed into a nurturing learning environment with a strong supportive team to assist you along the way. Theory days are between 10am – 3pm are designed to bring you up to date with what’s happening in the nursing profession. 

The RTP course is delivered at Level 6, which is equivalent to the third year of an undergraduate degree. For those who are returning to study after a long break or are nervous about the academic demands of the course, there is plenty of study skills support. The placement hours will depend on the number of years you have been inactive on the register, for example a 3 to 5 year gap will equate to 120 hours in clinical practice.

‘I really do feel ready to go back out again to Practice following this programme. The course has given me lots to take forward, with new tools to assess patients and plenty to think about.  I’ve honestly enjoyed it and now in clinical practice as a full-time staff nurse on a busy acute medical assessment unit. Thank you for the flexible support and learning throughout the course.' Susanne Pook 2019.

Further information.

Return to practice flyer.