Return to Practice
Are you thinking about coming back to Nursing?
The Return to Practice (RtP) 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 and readmission to the register.
This course will enable you to develop, refresh, and enhance the knowledge, skills, and professional values required of a Registered Nurse to deliver safe, effective, and compassionate person-centred care within your field of practice.
This part-time 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 online learners from all fields of nursing. 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, with the theory completed in a four-week block at the start of the programme.
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 hesitant about the academic demands of the course, there are plenty of study skills support alongside online tutorials. Placement length 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.
To apply for this course please fill in this application form as soon as possible and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will be interviewed online via Microsoft Teams which will be arranged as soon as possible. All applicants will need evidence of previous NMC registration and photo ID.
As part of a large School, we’ll help you to enjoy an academically rich and fulfilling experience throughout your time at Bangor University. Some of the key features of our programme:
- Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) provide a full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary. The non-means tested bursary of £3,000 will be available to each student, and will be paid in monthly instalments during the course.
- The Return to Practice Programme would suit adult, paediatric, learning disability and mental health nurses whose Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration has lapsed, or those who have not been able to meet their professional body revalidation requirements to re-register.
- The module learning outcomes are arranged to reflect the NMC specific outcomes for Return to Practice (NMC 2011).
- Applicants study on the course on a part-time basis over a condensed period or relevant to individual needs,s with the expectation that the course is completed within 6 months.
- We offer family friendly flexibility with your study days. We try our best to work around school timings which means starting later and finishing earlier and take into account childcare responsibilties.
- Our virtual learning environment is also accessible via desktop and mobile devices. This means you can access/revise electronic resources from anywhere.
- Students are offered a range of placements in hospital, community and/or GP Practices across Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. Returners have an excellent track record of gaining employment on completion of the course.
- You will have a dedicated personal tutor and/or field specific tutor support who will provide pastoral support and academic guidance throughout the programme.
- You will be allocated an experienced sign off mentor who will work alongside you during your clinical practice.
- Some elements of study can be made available through the medium of Welsh.
For further information please contact:
- Dr Lucy Melville-Richards
Return to Practice Nursing - Spring 2022 Entry. The University is currently undergoing validation of a new RTP Nursing course scheduled to start in the spring of 2022 - please click here for more information and to register your interest in this start date.