Continuing Professional Development

Return to Practice

Overview

The details
Return to Practice
HS570
30 credits
Level 6
19 March 2020
Colchester Campus, Southend Campus

Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location.  Visit our CPD page to  view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.

This module has been designed in response to a national and local drive to increase numbers of registered nurses returning to practice. It is specifically adapted for nurses whose registration has lapsed, so that they can regain the skills to re-establish a nursing career in their chosen field (adult/mental health),and in their preferred work setting, (acute/community).

Here at Essex we create a supportive yet challenging environment, in which you can bring your knowledge and skills up to date.

You will leave with renewed confidence in your ability to deliver safe, effective and compassionate care in today’s health care environment. On completion of this module you will be able to re-apply for current NMC registration. You will be prepared for the application and interview process, in collaboration with local employers, as an integral part of the course.

There is funding to cover your tuition fees and you will also be provided with a £500 bursary to help with living costs.

Learning outcomes

After this module you will have:

  • enhanced understanding of the required values for contemporary nursing practice
  • updated knowledge required for contemporary nursing practice
  • updated clinical nursing skills pertaining to your chosen field of nursing

Accreditation and professional recognition

Our programme is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and with HEE–East of England.

Our expert staff

Sherrie Green has been a Nurse for many years working in Older Medicine and Stroke care. She has worked as a lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care for 14 years, and has taught on a variety of programmes including Pre-registration Nursing, Mentorship and this Return to Practice Course.

What our participants say

‘I found the course to be flexible, and the university to be very friendly, as were the module staff’ (January 2019).

Entry Requirements

Previous registration within the field of nursing that you registered with,the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the United Kingdom Central Council.

Structure

Module Outline

A combination of classroom and online learning (equivalent to 10 days)constitutes the theoretical component of the module. A minimum of 300 hours must also be completed in a practice placement.

Assessment strategy

This module is assessed by portfolio and practice based assessment. Returnees are expected to construct a portfolio that demonstrates how they have met the learning outcomes. The portfolio must contain: 3,000 word written assignment containing five critical reflections Practical Skills and Sign Off Mentor’s Record Log of practice hours Evidence of mandatory training completed

Fees and funding

Places on this module will be funded by Health Education East of England, and you may be entitled to a £500 bursary.

What's next

For more information on what next, and how to apply please visit www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care/cpd/how-to-apply

Get in touch

You can contact our reception on 01206 872854, who will direct your query to the appropriate module contact. You can also contact the CPD team on cpd@essex.ac.uk