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Return to Practice (all fields of nursing practice)


This course is aimed at nurses and health visitors who wish to prepare for re-registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register and return to clinical practice.

Who the course is aimed at

If you are a nurse or health visitor whose NMC registration has lapsed within the last ten years and you would like to renew your registration with the aim of returning to practice, this course is designed for you. You may also choose this course if you have maintained your registration, but have been out of clinical practice for a period of time and would like to return to practice.

What you learn

You will gain knowledge and understanding about current practice, and develop your ability to critically reflect on your learning and practice again.

General areas covered

Your particular field of nursing, as well as individual learning needs are considered at the start of the course and reviewed as it progresses.

You will spend time in clinical placement, where your learning needs will be supported and your practice assessed by professionals in your field of nursing / health visiting.

We provide modern facilities to help you redevelop your clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. You will study in our purpose-built Robert Winston Building on our Collegiate Crescent Campus.

You will explore topics including:

  • Legislation and policies
  • Safeguarding adults and children
  • Reflective practice
  • Contemporary issues in nursing practice

You will have access to a wide range of supporting materials which will enable you to build upon the topics covered in the programme of study.  These materials, along with further personal study, will ensure that you have knowledge of contemporary topics and theories relevant to your particular area of practice.  

This programme brings together learners from a range of backgrounds, to study together, creating a vibrant, challenging and supportive learning experience.  

References should be received as close to your application submission as possible.  These references should not be from family members or close friends. 


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Fees and Funding

Indicative price



This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

SSPRD Yorkshire and the Humber

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

PG Application Form (PDF 985 KB)

To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Michaela Brown. Tel: 0114 225 2357 –    or the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2372

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this module are as follows

 Typically you need;

• to have a registration lapsed no longer than 10 years
• evidence of recent self-directed learning
• evidence of the capability to study at degree level such as previous study or evidence of critical analysis in a substantial written piece of work or report which you have substantially contributed to including project management or practice /service development reports
• transferable skills from other experiences
• information on status re NMC FtP proceedings
• a reason for returning
• identified a potential placement area to support you in returning to practice in your professional field.


Delivery method

Blended Learning

View our statement on notional study hours »

Provisional timetable

This module is planned to commence in March 2017 and typically includes six full days attendance at the University, plus a minimum of 25 days in practice or 45 days for people wishing to register as adult nurses and health visitors.

View our statement on timetable changes »


Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

• Written Assignment
• Practical Assessment

Level and credits

Successful completion of this module will earn you 20 level 6 credits