Are you a Nurse and would like to return to practice?
(Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disability, GPN, Other)
The aim of this course is to enable qualified nurses to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regulatory requirements for renewal of registration and re-entry to the Register following a break in practice. Students are encouraged to develop skills in lifelong learning as required by the Post Registration Education and Practice standards.
This course enables previously registered practitioners who have been out of practice to fulfil current NMC requirements. To return to the appropriate part of the register ready to enter clinical practice as a safe and competent practitioner who is able to provide a high standard of care and be accountable for that care
The Return to Nursing Practice course is available at Degree level (level 6) and 20 academic credits are attached.
Please read the applicant information sheet before applying.
Health Education England & Health Education West Midlands web link provides further information about the Come Back to Nursing campaign where you can find a variety of resources such as case studies of returners, video's and web chats / tweets from others considering or have returned to nursing that you may find useful http://comeback.hee.nhs.uk/
Please come to one of our Open Days if you wish to discuss the course further or contact the course leader:
Institute of Health
Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing
University of Wolverhampton
Tel. 01902 518919
Placements - this will be discussed with you at interview. All placement areas must have had an educational audit undertaken and have a 'sign off' mentor to support you. The University will acquire this evidence prior to commencing the placement. For further advice contact Caroline Lowe, Course Leader. Please be advised that placement requests will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed; you will however be offered a suitalbe alternative to your first choice.
Obtaining a placement. Following a conditional offer of a place on the course (after a successful interview) you will be provided with the contact details of the relevant Practice Placemetn Manager (PPM) to advise them you would like to organise a placement and to discuss a potentially suitable setting. It may take a few phone calls or emails to secure a placement, and the course team will be there to help you. If you would like further details about who to contact please email the course leader Caroline Lowe - Caroline.Lowe@wlv.ac.uk
Your clinical placement is where you will complete the clinical part of the course. The NMC require that returners spend a minimum of 75 hours, and a maximum of 150 in supervised clinical practice before returning to the Register. We strongly advice that you should spread these hours over 4 to 6 months, and if necessary complete more than 150 hours if you feel you need more time to be comptent and confident in practice.
If you are currently working, please consider very carefully how you would incorporate your clinical hours in to your current job. It is not permissable to try and complete the clinical hours working weekends only. You need to spead your hours over weekdays and weekends in order to gain useful and varied experience. You may work one or two nights if you wish, but the majority of your clinical time will be on day to day covering mornings, afternoons and evenings with your sign off mentor.
The vast majority of the students who complete the course successfully find employment as a Registered Nurse having regained confidence, ensuring their practice is up to date and their knowledge is evidence based.
Following the Return to Practice course some students choose to continue with part-time studies at University in order to enhance their careers even further.
By the end of the course, including your directed and self directed study, you should be able to:
This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course has 20 credits attached.
Health Education West Midlands are providing funding for the course until 2017, as well as a £500 financial contribution for all students to cover travel / childcare & study costs.