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Return to practice for nurses and midwives

Course approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

This module responds to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for all nurses, and midwives who have had a break in practice to undertake a formal programme leading to the renewal of registration and re-entry to registered practice.

The aim of the module is to enable the returnee to re-enter practice with up to date knowledge and skills and to deliver care/interventions with confidence and competence.

Learning outcomes:

Nurses Level 5 (CLP5018Y)

  1. Demonstrate competence in applying person centred, clinically effective compassionate care when assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care.
  2. Show awareness of the impact of health and social care policy on the provision of services for all client groups.
  3. Discuss the many ethical issues contained within contemporary professional practice and reflect on the impact of your own culture and that of others on the way care is provided.
  4. Identify the nurse’s role in promoting and supporting healthy lifestyle choices.
  5. Demonstrate clinical effectiveness in working with the multi -disciplinary team in meeting complex needs and maintaining patient/client safety.
  6. Apply evidence based practice to support clinical decision making.
  7. Identify safe, effective and non –discriminatory skills of communication and apply to working in partnership with patients/clients and other health and social care professionals.

Nurses/Midwives Level 6 (CLP6018Y/CLP6019Y)

  1. Critically challenge and evaluate the effectiveness of care delivery models in providing person centred, clinically effective compassionate care.
  2. Critically appraise the impact of health and social care policy on the provision of services for all client groups.
  3. Demonstrate critical awareness of ethical issues contained within contemporary professional practice and reflect on and analyse the impact of own culture and that of others on the way care is provided.
  4. Critically appraise the principles and policies underpinning the nurse’s/midwive's role in promoting and supporting healthy lifestyle choices.
  5. Demonstrate clinical effectiveness in working with the multi-disciplinary team in meeting complex needs and maintaining patient/client safety.
  6. Utilise evidence based practice to support clinical decision making.
  7. Critically evaluate own communication skills, ensuring they are effective, safe, non –discriminatory and promote effective partnership working.

Who is the module for? Nurses and midwives who have had a break from practice and who do not meet the NMC Post Registration and Practice Requirements (PREP).

Course code: CLP5/6018Y (nurses) & CLP6019Y (midwives)

Entry criteria: Applications will be expected to have the following:

  • Evidence from the practice placement provider stating support is available for the mentorship/supervision required.
    • For nurses and midwives: evidence that assessment by a sign-off mentor is arranged in the practice placement. Find out more by downloading NMC Standards to support learning and assessment in practiceOpens new window (PDF 795K)
    • For midwives: evidence of access to a supervisor of midwives is arranged in the practice placement.
  • Evidence of an educational audit has been undertaken with a University to allow pre-registration students to access the practice placement.
    • For nurses: There are 150 hours of practice as the minimum that must be supported within the practice placement to complete the course.
    • For midwives: There are 450 hours of practice as the minimum that must be supported within the practice placement to complete the course.
  • Evidence that the placement provider will ensure all required mandatory training available in the trust for example, moving and handling, basic life support.
  • Evidence that the practice placement provider has initiated CRB/occupational health clearance for declaration of good health and good character for the applicant. Find out more by visting the NMC websiteOpens new window

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 5/6

Assessment:

  • Assignment
  • Completion of practice assessment competency document.

Location: Kingston University

Course length: Fourteen days

Course dates*

    (9.30am - 2pm)
  • 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Sep, 6, 7, 13 Oct, 3, 10, 18, 24, 25 Nov 2014
  • 16, 17, 23, 24 Mar, 13, 14, 20, 28 Apr, 5, 12, 18, 26 May, 1, 9 Jun 2015

Course leader:

Programme: NMC approved programme

*Dates may change