Return to Nursing/Midwifery


Who is the programme suitable for?

We welcome nurses and midwives looking to return to the NMC register. The Return to Nursing/Midwifery programme offers nurses and midwives (adult /child part one of the register) with a lapsed registration an opportunity to become active again on the NMC register with a view that this will lead to employment with us as a registered nurse/midwife.

What will I achieve on the programme?

The Return to Nursing/Midwifery Programme prepares you for re-entry on to the professional register and is an essential requirement for returning to nursing and regaining registration. The theoretical element of the Return to Nursing Programme within our region is currently delivered by Coventry University and consists of taught days with practical clinical placements within our hospitals at the end of the theoretical component .

How is the programme funded?

As part of the Programme you will receive a bursary funded through Health Education England currently of £1000* for Return to Nursing/Midwifery

(*please check for any current updates)

What will Clinical Practice be able to offer me?

Following a successful application to Coventry University to commence the Return to Nursing/Midwifery Programme, you can request a placement at UHCW to be able to achieve your competencies. You will be offered a temporary placement to allow you to work towards your NMC registration by completing your practice competencies. You will receive induction, support, supervision and an assigned assessor in the clinical area. Additional support is provided by dedicated practice educators within the Hospital.

What will happen afterwards?

Upon completion of the Programme you will be able to apply for a permanent position within the Trust as a registered Nurse.

Once employed, we will continue to support you through our established Preceptorship Programme and you will also have access to our in-house training and education to continue your development.

For more information or an informal chat, please contact Practice Educator Karen Mogan or Midwifery Practice Facilitator Kirsten Smith.