Return to Professional Practice - Nursing
- In order to eligible for the course, you need to have been 'off' the NMC Register for 3 years.
- You need to have been a First Level nurse in either Adult, Child Mental Health or Learning Disability
- Complete Application Form (available on University Website). Send completed forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org or NHS Business Unit Administrator, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU
- Applicants have to attend an Interview day, which involves Numeracy and Literacy Screening Group discussion and face-to-face Interviews
- Applicants are required to supply 2 satisfactory References
- Applicants need to have Occupational Health Clearance
- Applicants need to have a clean DBS Certificate, or obtain clearance through a DBS Panel
These last three have to be in place before the student can enter practice.
Students have to undertake a period of practice. The length will depend on individual factors, such as how long since last on the Register and any recent care experience. But suggested times are:
- 5-7 years, 150 Hours
- 8-10 years, 200 Hours
- 10-15 years, 275 Hours
- 15 years and over, 375 Hours
- Practice would be undertaken in a placement where there is a Sign Off Mentor. This is someone who has had experience of supporting final place pre-registration Students. Students may wish to 'negotiate' their own placements, although some placements may be available through: Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedford Acute Trust, Buckinghamshire Trust, SEPT and ELF. These would be identified through interview, and if you wanted a placement in these areas, please DO NOT approach them directly.
- Students need to successfully pass a Practice Assessment Document and a Skills log
- Students would need to obtain an Honorary Contract with the Trust they are undertaking practice in, and will be required to attend Trust Inductions.
- The course is 30 Credit course at level 6 (degree level)
- The course lasts for 30 weeks (October – May)
- There are 7 study days, 2 at the start of the course, 4 spread out during the next few months, and 1 at the end of the course, for assessed presentations
- All sessions are held in Luton
- Session times are 09.30 – 16.30
- The course is underpinned by 10 e-learning packages
- A formative essay based on a Learning need
- A Summative essay based on a different Learning Need
- Presentation demonstrating how you have applied one of the 6 'C's of caring
- Portfolio, demonstrating how you have met the NMC outcomes, which are a course requirement, and 2 reflective essays demonstrating how you have practiced in accordance with the NHS Constitution
- Practice documents - see above
Additional information is also available from Health Education England - Health Careers
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