Taught course

Return to Practice (Nursing)

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Professional Development

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for nurses who no longer have 'live' registration with the NMC and wish to re-enter the profession. Suitable for Adult (general), Child Health, Mental Heath and Learning Disabilities parts of the register and is open to first and second level nurses (RN and EN). In addition, a clinical placement in a health care setting must be secured before you can apply for the course.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

This course will consist of both theory and practice elements. It is designed to enable nurses to re-enter registered practice with up-to-date competencies, current skills and the confidence to maintain safe and effective standards of patient care.

This course has been approved and validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and on successful completion of the course you will be awarded 20 academic credits (at Level I – Intermediate) and you will also gain re-registration with the NMC.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

UK students

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration

Professional Development

part time
Flexible months

Further details of qualification

Six days attendance at the University plus 112 clinical hours - over a minimum of 16 weeks/maximum of 46 weeks depending on your experience and time away from nursing.

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0) 1202 961916