Return to Practice Nursing Programmes

A number of North West universities are offering Return to Practice nursing programmes, allowing those who have left the profession to return and gain nursing registration.

Anyone who has previously been a registered nurse, and wishes to return to the profession, would need to complete a Return to Practice (RtP) programme, which will update the skills and knowledge necessary to work in nursing.

The duration of these courses are approximately three months, but the course can take longer depending on clinical placement hour requirements and length of time in and out of practice. The course is also flexible and will therefore fit around existing commitments.

The course fees will be covered by Health Education England, along with an additional £500 of financial support for each student on the RtP programme. As part of the programme, there will be a clinical placement with supernumerary status, theory and clinical-based training, access to a mentor, and support from a preceptor once in employment.

Listed below are the universities running RtP programmes, along with contact details and links to their website.

Manchester Metropolitan University are running the course from 12 February 2018:

  • The contact for MMU is Eula Miller.
  • They can be contacted by emailing e.miller@mmu.ac.uk.
  • For more information on the course, click here.

Edge Hill University are running the course from March 2018:

  • The contact for Edge Hill is Donna Dobson.
  • They can be contacted by emailing dobsond@edgehill.ac.uk or calling 0151 529 6075.
  • For more information on the course, click here.

Liverpool John Moores University:

  • The contact for Liverpool John Moores is the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences Admission team.
  • They can be contacted by emailing health@ljmu.ac.uk or calling 0151 231 5829.
  • For more information on the course, click here.

University of Central Lancashire:

  • The course is run by the NHS Contracts Unit, within the School of Health.
  • The university can be contacted by emailing healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk or calling 01772 893839.
  • For more information on the course, click here.

University of Cumbria:

  • The contact for the University of Cumbria is Kim Hanson.
  • They can be contacted by emailing kim.hanson2@cumbria.ac.uk or calling 01228 616355.
  • For more information, click here.