Return to Professional Practice
This course enables nurses and health visitors who have had a break from practice to regain the confidence, knowledge and skills to return to the workforce.
Modes of study
This is a part-time 12-week programme, which includes an induction week and weekly study days from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Practice may be in the Kettering, Milton Keynes or Northampton areas. Placements further afield are also possible but require arrangement by the applicant.
Nurses and health visitors are required to undertake a minimum of 75 hours.
The course is open to nurses or health visitors with or without current NMC registration.
This course is not available to international students. However, a separate course is available for EU nurses wishing to gain UK registration. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Length of study
Courses take place in September, January, April and June
To enable nurses and health visitors who have had a break from practice to regain the confidence, knowledge and skills to return to the workforce. This course is also provided for all nurses who are unable to meet the post registration education and practice criteria and are required to undertake a Return to Practice programme before re-registering with the Nursing Council. This programme has been approved by the NMC.
The course comprises both theory and practice and can be accessed at Level 5 or 6. One third of the course is taught in discipline specific groups by specialist lecturers.
Practice is undertaken in an area related to previous experience. Students have supernumerary status throughout the course and have the opportunity to undertake supervised practice in a clinical area, identified according to previous experience.
Special course features
- Comprehensive support available from a designated and experienced course team
- Flexible arrangements to suit individual needs
- Strong links with NHS stakeholders
- Developments in professional practice
- Legal and ethical issues
- Personal effectiveness
- The educational role of health professionals
Reading lists will be supplied at the start of the course.
Assessment is via an evidence based practice portfolio.
Methods of study
Once back on the professional register, many varied opportunities are available to work as a qualified nurse or health visitor in the NHS or other healthcare arena.
For undergraduate application information please see our how to apply page.
Fees quoted are for home and EU students commencing their course in the academic year 2013/14. Tuition fees are payable for each year of the course. The fees are subject to annual increases in subsequent academic years.
Full time fees
£640 (nursing) £835 (midwifery)
This is a 12 week course for which there is no UK government funding.
Self funding students are required to pay the full fee (by debit or credit card) at the time they enrol on the course.
Students who are sponsored by their employer must present a sponsorship letter to the University when they enrol on the course.