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We can help you refresh your nursing skills in a friendly, supportive environment. We will support you to update your skills in a supervised practice placement and facilitate the process in reaching the standards of proficiency required by a registered nurse.

We are happy to hear from you if you are a registered Adult, Child or mental health nurse or a health visitor.

The programme aims to:

  • Enable students to be competent and confident to function and accept accountability and responsibility as a registered Adult Nurse, Child Nurse, Mental Health Nurse or Health Visitor in their chosen setting.
  • Enable students to achieve and demonstrate the learning outcomes as specified and practice competencies defined by the essential skills clusters (NMC 2010) for Adult, Mental Health and Child Nursing. For Health Visitors the standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (NMC 2004).
  • Prepare students to be fit for practice with the appropriate knowledge and skills. (NMC, 2018, Standards for pre-registration Nursing Education).

Adult Nurses, Child Nurses, Mental Health Nurses and Health Visitors who are registered with the NMC.

“Skill sets that really make a difference to real people when they are more vulnerable is why I came back.” 

- Lian White, Return to Practice student

The course consists of six theory days and six directed study days, based at the Canterbury campus. For nursing, you will also be expected to undertake a minimum of 100 practice hours under the supervision of a sign-off mentor in a placement validated by the University. For Health Visiting, this will be 150 hours (20 days).

The programme is 20 credits towards a Degree (Level 6).

Dates of the next course:

  • Monday 10 February 2020
  • Monday 24 February 2020
  • Monday 9 March 2020
  • Monday 30 March 2020
  • Monday 27 April 2020
  • Monday 11 May 2020

On successful completion of the programme, you can register with the NMC and apply for relevant positions. The programme prepares students to be fit for practice with the appropriate knowledge and skills (NMC, 2018, Standards for pre-registration Nursing Education).

There is an emphasis on reflection in preparation for future NMC revalidation.  The directed learning is a key part of the learning experience and you will prepare information on a topic relevant to your area of practice and be prepared to share and discuss with a group during the study days. All teaching is aimed at preparing you with the competencies of a registered nurse according to the NMC Future nurse proficiencies available at nmc.org.uk

The assessment consists of three elements:

  1. a portfolio of 5 short reflections,
  2. a 1000 word evidence based reflective essay
  3. a Practice assessment document.

You will have a personal tutor who will support you in your studies and visit you during your clinical  practice.

You will be expected to have computer skills, internet access and be able to access learning materials via a university virtual learning environment.  

Fees

There is currently a bursary which is paid on commencement of the course. At present course fees are paid by Health Education England to encourage recruitment.

Uniforms are provided at no extra cost.

Additional costs

You will be required to cover the costs of and arrange travel to university and clinical placement.

Applicants must be registered with the NMC and have not met the revalidation standard for practice.

Recruitment for this course considers not only the values of the specific profession you are wishing to join, but also the values of the wider NHS. You can expect to be shortlisted and interviewed based upon these values as well as course/profession specific requirements. More information on values can be found here.

Entry to the programme is conditional on a DBS check and Occupational Health clearance.

Applications for this course can be completed online.

For further information, please read our guidance on how to apply online.

The application deadline for the next course in February 2020 is 31 October 2019.

For further information, please contact the programme administrator:

Tel: 01227 922418

Email: canterbury-healthadmin@canterbury.ac.uk

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • Six theory days and six directed study days

    For nursing, you will also be expected to undertake a minimum of 100 practice hours under the supervision of a sign-off mentor in a placement validated by the University. For Health Visiting, this will be 150 hours (20 days)

Entry requirements

  • Applicants must be registered with the NMC and have not met the revalidation standard for practice.

Location

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