Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD008118
Module level: 6
Are you a qualified adult, child or mental health nurse, who'd like to apply for re-entry to the professional register? Our 12-week course, validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) can help you get your career back on track quickly and safely. Please note: this course is not available for overseas nurses who wish to register for the first time with the NMC.
Our course aims to prepare nurses to return to the NMC register and will enable you to adapt to meet the future nurse standards in a continually changing and challenging environment, within a diverse cultural, social and economic healthcare system. In order to achieve this, you'll explore the development of evidence-based practice and its role in the provision of person-centred quality care. You'll also be encouraged to reflect on changes in practice and apply emerging evidence bases to this.
Delivered as a single 30 credit (level 6) module, you'll be expected to undertake:
If you aren't currently in employment it's advised, but not essential, that you obtain some experience as a health care support worker ahead of your application, particularly if you've been out of practice for a prolonged number of years. ARU has agreement and support from a range of placement areas across Cambridgeshire and Essex, who are enthusiastic about placing returners. These placement areas will be interviewing and recruiting return to practice students who wish to work with them as qualified Nurses on successful completion of the course and will provide mentors in clinical practice to support you in your studies.
While you're studying, you'll be supernumerary wear a student uniform so you can be recognised as a learner in the practice area and colleagues can support your professional development.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) require that all registrants undertake a minimum number of practice hours in each three-year period to remain current on the register (NMC,2018). If you're a qualified adult, child or mental health nurse unable to demonstrate this requirement, you may undertake a return to nursing practice module as a means of re-entering the register. You'll need to provide evidence of your lapsed registration with the NMC and confirmation of permission to undertake the module by the NMC, where appropriate.
You'll have to provide evidence of your original registration, disclose any previous restrictions on practice, and have access to a relevant area of practice to enable you to complete the clinical practice element of the module.
You'll also require:
You'll be required to attend an interview prior to acceptance on the course, which will assess digital and technological literacy and values in accordance with the NMC Code and also undertake our preparation for return to nursing practice online.
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The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
To access this course, you will need to provide evidence of:
If you're unsure about any of the above, contact our CPD Admissions Team firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you're employed by a trust, please contact your trust manager.
Short course continuing professional development (1 day)
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