If you were a registered nurse but have allowed your registration to lapse, you will have to complete an approved return to practice (RTP) programme before making an application to rejoin the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.
Return to Nursing (Adult or Children) is an integrated theory and practice module, which is run in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Students undertake ten days of theory interspersed with 120 hours of practice. Glasgow Caledonian University will allocate placements, which will usually be in an acute hospital setting.
The NMC sets standards and guidance for practice ensuring that nurses and midwives continue to be fit to practise throughout their careers. The course will address update sessions on a range of topics such as medicine administration, observations and wound care. Other sessions will cover changes in the NHS and nursing practice. There will be time given to reflect on and discuss placements and new developments.
The module is accredited at 30 credits SCQF level 8 or 9.
September 2013 and January 2014
For detailed information about the course, download the Return to Nursing flyer.
Part-time students may be eligible for some support with funding. Please click here for details.
Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU) Department of Health and Community Sciences, in the School of Health and Life Sciences, offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, many of which are accredited by statutory and professional bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
We offer a top up degree entitled BSc Professional Development for non-graduate nurses as a post-qualifying development opportunity. This degree offers a short transition from non graduate to graduate nurse and expands on three key issues, appraising the evidence for contemporary health care practice, how contemporary health care is organised and delivered, and the quality improvement agenda.
Further study can be undertaken at Masters Level. For nurses this level of study is intended to underpin advanced practice and is suitable for those wishing to enhance their careers prospects. It prepares for the decision-making and judgments required of the increasingly independent and autonomous nursing roles that are part of the new models of care delivery.
Our Masters level programmes include the MSc Advanced Nursing which offers nurses working in acute or critical care environments and those dealing with patients with lifelong illnesses the opportunity to extend their knowledge, skills and understanding for advanced nursing practice and nursing leadership roles. Our MSc Advancing Practice in Primary Care prepares more experienced health care professionals to meet the current and future challenges associated with delivering safe and effective advancing clinical practice. The central concept which underpins this programme is the development of clinical competence in undertaking roles associated with advancing clinical practice in Community/Primary Care settings.
Programme Leader: Marie McAloon, 0141 331 8030
Karen Ward, 0141 273 1819