Have you been thinking about using your nursing qualification again?
If you have, then we would love to hear from you
What is Return to Practice?
If you have previously been a registered nurse and wish to return to the profession then you may need to undertake a Return to Practice (RTP) programme. The programme allows you to update your skills and knowledge so that you can become re-registered and return to work in nursing.
The Return to Practice course is open to all, regardless of how long you have been out of practice, and will update you on any new developments in nursing. You will have support and mentoring throughout the course.
How is the course funded?
Health Education England will provide a one off contribution of £500 to nurses returning to practice to assist with costs and expenses such as purchasing books, car parking, child care etc. Health Education England will also pay for the course for returnees as well as contribute to placement costs. The funding is available for nurses who currently reside and work in England.
The Return to Practice programme
The Return to Practice programme is a combination of classroom and placement based learning which takes between 3 and 6 months to complete. Throughout the programme the learner will develop a portfolio, demonstrating skills, which will be sent to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to record the completion of their Return to Practice programme and re-registration.
If you’d like to discuss any part of the RTP programme, please contact [email protected]