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Return to Practice - Nursing

Inspired by the idea of returning to nursing?

Still committed to care and compassion? If you've ever thought about returning to practice, now is the time to do it.

The Health Education England 'Return to Practice' campaign encourages previously-registered nurses back to the profession.

The programme - refreshed by nurses, for nurses, across the country - offers training to support nurses through the process of becoming re-registered.

Returning nurses can now expect:

  • course fees to be paid
  • additional financial support towards travel, childcare, books etc.
  • information on how to find a course
  • support in finding a clinical placement
  • theory and clinical-based training
  • access to a mentor
  • simulation techniques to practise skills
  • preceptorship support.

Updates and information

The Return to Practice Programme

The programme is a combination of classroom and placement-based learning, with study periods and a minimum of 75 hours of clinical practice taking place over approximately three months.

There are approximately 40 courses across the country, led by supportive tutors and mentors, to refresh your nursing skills.

Part of the programme you choose will be based at a university, with tutors to support your learning experience.

The remainder of the programme will be spent on a clinical placement, where a mentor will work with you to record your competences.

Throughout the programme you will develop a portfolio demonstrating your skills. This will be sent to the Nursing and Midwifery Council to record the completion of your Return to Practice Programme and your re-registration.

Contact us

If you are interested in returning to practice, and would like to work at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, please contact us.