Return To Practice (Ug) Individual Modules

Location Stafford Campus
Duration 1 Year
Course start March
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Stafford CampusPart-time2019/20 Academic YearApply Direct
Stafford CampusPart-time2018/19 Academic YearApply Direct

Successful completion of this course enables lapsed registrants to return to the nursing register and practice in a variety of health care settings.

Course outline

Through a combination of the theory days and clinical practice hours (80 – 200 hours) over 6 months this NMC validated module will provide an opportunity to update and rediscover your nursing / caring skills within the fields of adult, children’s or mental health nursing.

There are a total of 12 study days, 7 are mandatory and up to 5 may be theme specific with the agreement of the module leader. Learning and teaching will take place through key lectures, clinical skills demonstration and practice, group work, discussion, tutorials and directed / independent study.

Your previous nursing and life experiences will be valuable assets over the duration of the module and beyond. This module and the academic and clinical teams will support you towards re-registration as a nurse which will require successful completion of the module demonstrated through a three-part assessment process.

Assessment is by assignment (3000 – 3500 words), numeracy test (pass mark 100%) and clinical practice assessment. A pass grade at all elements of assessment must be achieved before being eligible to re-register with the NMC.

Course content

This module is designed to enable nurses to re-enter practice with up-to-date knowledge and skills as well as the confidence necessary to maintain an effective standard of patient/client care. The module addresses the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required for current and future practice.

Students study will encompasses 12 theory days in a supportive environment and have access to modern, up to date facilities. They will gain the opportunity to work in a clinical placement to refresh their clinical skills working with a clinical sign off mentor.

The timetable will reflect the following areas:

  • Study and learning skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Legislation, Guidelines, Policies
  • Current Nursing and Health Care including clinical skills updates
  • Current Structure & Organisation of Care

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Entry requirements

Lapsed from the NMC register

All candidates will undergo an interview and must have an:

  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check

  • Occupational health clearance

  • Two satisfactory references

  • Declaration of health and good character

Graduate destinations

Once returned to the register students are able to apply for posts in whatever setting they choose including the NHS and independent sectors.

Meet the experts

Attend a centre of excellence open event or contact Carole Birch, Module Lead, at


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