If you have not been able to complete your NMC PREP requirements and have lapsed registration, our Return to Practice (RTP) nursing course will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and competence required to re-enter the NMC Professional Register.
Our Return to Practice course will enable you to deliver safe, effective and compassionate care again within your individual field of practice.
It will develop your awareness of local and national policy, reports, public health agenda and legislation relating to contemporary health and social care practice.
The RTP course is fully funded and you can choose a Nursing, Midwifery or Specialist Public Health Nursing pathway.
The 40-credit Level 6 Return to Practice course will allow you to revisit and update your knowledge using the contemporary evidence and research that supports modern healthcare. You will cover:
- Current issues in professional practice
- Self-awareness and professional competence
- Health and social policy relevant to current practice
- Structures and organisation of care
- Medicines management
- Using relevant literature and research
- Individual care planning
- Effective communication
- Multi-professional team-working
The diverse range of contemporary topics covered within this Return to Practice course will be taught by experienced lecturers as well as clinical practitioners.
Students appreciate the knowledge that is shared in the mixed classroom learning environment. Simulated activities undertaken in our Clinical Simulation Centre will also enrich your learning experience.
The Return to Practice course is taught over 12 days and delivered over 12 weeks on a Thursday 10-3pm. The start date is 28 March, 2019.
In addition to the 12 theory days, there are three mandatory training days on campus and one Local Health Board induction training day. The three mandatory training days cover CPR, manual handling and breakaway training (violence and aggression). If you already have an All Wales Manual Handling Passport, please bring in your file as you may be exempt from some of this training.
On clinical placement, you will be allocated a sign off mentor (a registered nurse who is on the same part of the register). Your personal tutor will act as an academic support and provide pastoral care.
Why study Return to Practice at USW
- Excellent success rate
- Two intakes a year
- Placements over a wide geographical area
- Employability – upon successful completion of the course, the majority of our students manage to achieve a Band 5 role in their chosen area
- Strong student support including academic writing and referencing sessions and assignment/ presentation guidance
- Personal tutor who provides academic guidance
- Dedicated care sciences librarian