This programme is available for people who wish to return to nursing. We offer provision for all four fields of nursing : Adult, learning Disability, Mental Health and Child. If you are a previous Enrolled Nurse (and have been on the NMC Registar) please contact the programme lead by email.
Please note that if you have completed 750 hours in Nursing practice over the past five years you do not need to complete this course, and you should contact the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to find out about returning to the register.
Many health professionals have a break in their career for a period of time, for a range of reasons such as parental leave, extended travel, through illness or taking on caring responsibilities. This programme supports nurses who wish to return to professional practice after such a break or those who do not meet the NMC requirements for revalidation.
The Return to Practice (RTP) Programme is studied at level 6. It offers you the opportunity to develop academically and in practice so that you are in a position to seek re-entry to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The taught elements of the programme run concurrently with the practice element. It is expected that you undertake a minimum of 2 whole shifts per week when you start the practice element. This will be discussed further at interview.
You will be taught with other fields of nursing and midwives.
- January 12 Induction
- February 25th Theory
- February 26th Practical Clinical skills
- June 15th Theory
- April 13th Theory
- April 14th Theory
- May 4th Online activities Clinical skills
- May 18th Theory
- June 2nd Online activities
- June 15th Theory
Due to COVID 19 the interviews and theory sessions (apart from the clinical skills) may be held virtually. Attendance is still expected on the timetabled days.
Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 150 practice hours up to a maximum of 450 hours. Your hours will be dependent on the number of years that you have been out of practice alongside the number of years that you were in practice. This will be discussed at interview. Interviews will be held on 27th October and 3rd of November. Closing date for applications is 20th October If you miss the deadline,please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team who will pass your details to the Programme Lead.
Once you have successfully completed the RTP programme, the University will notify the NMC. You will need to complete the necessary documentation in order to enable reactivation of your NMC registration.
We have a range of opportunities to continue your studies at Diploma, Degree or Masters level. Please talk to your tutor prior to completion of this module.