Returning to Practice - Nursing and Health Visiting

Aim of the course

The course aims to enable qualified nurses or health visitors to return to practice. You can apply for this exciting
opportunity if you have been out of current practice in either nursing or health visiting and wish to return to the NMC register. Please note, this is an NHS funded programme(s) and you will not receive a salary or a bursary for the duration of the course.

Structure and length of the course

This is a flexible programme and will be individually tailored to your requirements and can be studied over 3 - 6 months, full or part time.Students will be supported by a
team of academic and practice staff. All resources will be made available on LJMU’s Virtual Learning Environment (BlackBoard). In addition students will have full access to all learning resources via the Avril Roberts Learning Resource Centre.

Attendance Will be determined following completion of PER and interview process. These are flexible programmes capable
of being studied between 3 - 6 months, full or part time. There will be a minimum requirement of 5 days of theory preparation and then attendance in practice is dependent
on a combination of the length of time since registration lapsed, and individual need.

Course content

The programme will combine theory and practice and this theme is integrated across the duration of the course. The theoretical component is undertaken in the University and the practical component in a clinical setting under the supervision of a qualified practice teacher / mentor from health visiting or nursing.


Assessment and successful completion of the course will be against the standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)This will be done via a portfolio of reflections which will be marked against academic criteria, and by practice assessment supervised by a sign off mentor.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have been a registered nurse but now have lapsed registration.

Each applicant will be interviewed.

Applicants will be required to have satisfactory references and will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check and Occupational Health check if not currently employed within the NHS.

You will need to complete a prior experience record (PER).

This will be sent to you once you have completed the on line application form.

Process to apply:

Apply online though the LJMU website (2 references required)

The PER document will be sent to you for completion

Return PER and we will arrange interview

CRB and OH forms completed and returned

Confirmation of acceptance on RtP


No formal award.

Further information

Please contact Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences Admission Team on:

Tel: 0151 231 5829

If you have any queries relating to LJMU or university life in general, please contact:

Course Enquiries
Tel: 0151 231 5090

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