Kingston and St George’s support ‘Come back’- helping nurses to return to practice.

Student Nurses

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If you’ve ever thought about returning to nursing, now is the time to do it. This fresh approach to return to practice supports nurses on their journey back into a nursing career.

The joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston and St George’s has many years’ experience of delivering this course with our practice partners, and has received excellent feedback from students.

Supportive tutors and mentors will lead your learning experience and refresh your nursing skills, enabling you to re-enter the nursing profession as a confident and competent practitioner. With no course fees, and additional financial support available, there’s never been a better time to return to nursing.

What you can expect:

  • your course fees paid
  • additional financial support towards travel, childcare and book costs
  • your clinical placement organised for you, in either a primary care or hospital setting
  • theory and clinical-based training
  • access to a mentor
  • preceptorship support once you have gained employment
  • simulation techniques to practice skills

This module responds to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for all nurses 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 you to re-enter practice with up-to-date knowledge and skills and to deliver care/interventions with confidence and competence.

Learning outcomes:

  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 who have had a break from practice and who do not meet the NMC Post Registration and Practice Requirements (PREP).

Module code: CLP5/6018Y

Entry criteria: The return to practice course is open to all, regardless of how long you have been out of practice.

Application process:

If your application is successful, we will invite you for an assessment and an interview. The details are as follows:

  • Interview dates: 12 June, 24 June, 8 July, 22 July 2015
  • Venue: Kingston Hill, Frank Lampl Building, Kingston University, KT2 7LB
  • Start time: 9am
  • Programme on the day: Firstly there will be a written test in numeracy and literacy, followed by a presentation and then multiple mini interviews (MMIs) in the afternoon.

In preparation for the interview, we recommend you:

Refreshments will be served at the start of the day.

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


  • Assignment
  • Completion of practice assessment competency document

Location: Kingston University

Module length: Short course: 9 days / long course: 14 days

Module dates*

  • 9 day course: 14, 15, 16, 28 Sep, 12, 19 Oct, 2, 16, 17 Nov 2015 (9.30am – 4.30pm)
  • 14 day course: 14, 15, 16, 21 Mar, 11, 12, 18, 25, 16 Apr, 2, 9, 16, 23, 24 May 2016 (9.30am – 2pm)

Module leader: Denise Forte

Apply for this course: Download Come back – supporting nurses to return to practice application form [Word doc 111K]

Programme: NMC approved programme


*Dates may change