Manchester Metropolitan University

Return to Practice Nursing

Key info

Award

30 credits at level 5, 6

Overview

This unit is designed to meet current NMC requirements for a Return to Practice Nursing programme (NMC 2011), and in addition is relevant for nurses who are currently on the register but require the course to develop competence or confidence to practice (for example, service managers returning to practice).

It is relevant for a first level nurse returning to part one of the professional register. Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (who have current or lapsed registration on part one of the register) can undertake the practice requirements in their lapsed field of public health nursing. Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (who have current NMC registration as a midwife on part two of the register only) can undertake the practice requirements in their lapsed field of public health nursing to enable them to meet the PREP requirements for this. It is not approved for midwives wishing to return to part two, or part two and three, of the register.

You can find out more about the Return to Practice course in the Applicant Information Pack (in related documents below).

What you will study

The nature and length of the unit will be determined by the University and student in a diagnostic assessment, but will not be less than 5 days in length (NMC 2011). This assessment will take into account the registration history, previous levels of knowledge and experience, and any relevant experience undertaken whilst the student has been out of practice.

The curriculum includes:

Study requirements

Students must undertake 80-450 placement hours depending on time out of practice. The exact number will be decided by the unit leader in consultation with the individual student.

The unit must be completed within 2 years of initial registration.

Unit detail

For detailed information about this unit, please download the unit specification.

Fees and funding

Students may be funded by an employer, a sponsor, or by the CPD SLA from Health Education North West.

How to apply

Students based in the North West

Students based in the North West will have their course fees paid by Health Education North West, and, from October 2014, will receive a bursary of £200 on commencement and £300 at the mid-point of the programme.

(Please note that due to the current focus on return to practice, this process may change over the coming months. Some Trusts are recruiting for posts speciallly via a return to practice course and will have a separate recruitment process. However, all students will be required to apply to the University using the process below.)

Application Form

To apply for the Return to Practice Course, please complete both:

Please return your forms by email to direct@mmu.ac.uk

References

Please provide 2 references in support of your application for the course using the Return to Practice reference form. Guidance on providing references can be found on page 6 of the Applicant Information Pack.

Please note: applications will not be considered until both application forms and 2 completed reference forms have been received.

Receipt of Applications

Once MMU has received both your applications, your details will be passed to the academic lead for consideration.

We will notify you of the outcome of your application as soon as possible.

Enrolment

If your application has been successful, you will receive an invitation to enrol. At this stage you will be able to choose how you will pay your fees - a number of payment options are available.

Other Applicants

Application Form

To apply for the Return to Practice Course, please complete both:

Please return your forms by email to direct@mmu.ac.uk. You do not need to state at this stage who will fund the course, but you may wish to confirm with your sponsor that they still intend to fund you.

References

Please provide 2 references in support of your application for the course using the Return to Practice reference form. Guidance on providing references can be found on page 6 of the Applicant Information Pack.

Please note: applications will not be considered until both application forms and 2 completed reference forms have been received.

Receipt of Applications

Once MMU has received both your applications, your details will be passed to the academic lead for consideration.
We will notify you of the outcome of your application as soon as possible.

Enrolment

If your application has been successful, you will receive an invitation to enrol. At this stage you will need to present confirmation of your funding. If a sponsor is funding you, this confirmation should take the form of a funding letter from your sponsor, printed on company headed letter paper. The confirmation should include your details, the course(s) for which your sponsor will fund you, the dates of the courses and the full fee amount that will be sponsored. The letter should be signed by an authorised signatory.

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