Former adult nurses are able to return to the nursing profession, by joining a six-month programme starting on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at the University of York. The Return to Practice programme provides returners with a flexible approach to fit in with their family life and individual circumstances.
The Return to Practice (Nursing) course will not be confirmed until it has been validated by the NMC and we anticipate this will happen on the 13th May 2014. Applications will therefore be open from the 14th May 2014 through to the 6th June 2014.
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You will be expected to successfully complete a professional portfolio during practice experience in which you will demonstrate how you are meeting the relevant NMC competency framework.
In addition, you will be expected to sit an examination and you will also be asked to submit a reflective essay.
You will be expected to complete 200 hours’ clinical practice. Your practice experience area will be decided by agreement between yourself, the University and our NHS partners.
To apply for the programme, you need to:
In addition to the above, you also need to:
Applications will open on Wednesday 14th May 2014. All applications will be subject to shortlisting and interview. Shortlisting will take place in week commencing Monday 9th June 2014 and shortlisted candidates will progress to an interview in week commencing 19th June 2014. Places will be offered to successful candidates in week commencing 30th June 2014.
If you are successful in obtaining a place, you will be invited to an Introduction Day on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at the University of York. Following this, you will be enrolled as a student and will receive all relevant welcome materials from the University.
Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of 40 academic credit points at Level 6 by the University of York. These academic credit points can be used as a contribution towards further study for an honours degree or other award, subject to conditions.
If you are successful, you will have your NMC registration re-activated by the University where required, following confirmation of Good Health and Character.
If you are successful in your application, you will have your course fees paid in full by the NHS via Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.
In addition, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber will pay for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and Occupational Health Assessment and will provide a student nurse uniform and identification badge.
Beyond this, there is no bursary available. You will be expected to cover your own travel costs to and from the University of York and your practice experience area.
Please visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ssprd/funding/.
The Return to Practice (Nursing) course will run once a year. The key dates for 2014/15 are as follows:
The course will start with a five-day study workshop:
Following this seminar, you will start your practice experience. You will be expected to complete 200 hours in an agreed practice area over a period of six months. During this period, you will attend one seminar per month:
The course will then conclude with a final session: