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Return to nursing

Inspired by the idea of returning to nursing? Still committed to care and compassion? If you’ve ever thought about returning to practice, now is the time to do it.


If you have been a registered nurse previously and wish to return to the profession, then you may need to undertake a return to practice programme. The programme is essentially a period of updating your skills and knowledge, so that you can return to work in nursing and become re-registered.

To ensure that returning to nursing is as simple as possible for you, return to practice programmes have been refreshed across the country so that you can enjoy a supportive, flexible and varied learning experience. If you’re looking to complete a return to practice course, you can now expect:

 

  • course fees to be paid
  • additional financial support towards travel, childcare and book costs, etc.
  • clear information on how to find a course
  • support in finding a clinical placement
  • theory and clinical-based training
  • access to a mentor
  • simulation techniques to practice skills
  • preceptorship support

The HEE Come Back to Nursing campaign has a separate website: comeback.hee.nhs.uk

This fresh approach to return to practice supports nurses on their journey back into nursing.

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Returning to nursing

If you have been a registered nurse previously and wish to return to the profession then you may need to undertake a Return to Practice programme.  The programme is essentially a period of updating your skills and knowledge so that you can become re-registered and return to work in nursing.

The courses will take approximately three months to complete, although some people may take longer depending on clinical placement hours required and the length of time out of practice and length of time previously in practice. The courses will also be flexible to fit around existing commitments, such as childcare.

Visit our comeback.hee.nhs.uk website for local universities and open days across the West Midlands. 

Get in touch

Email: ReturnToPractice@wm.hee.nhs.uk Phone: 0121 695 2221

 

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