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Return to Practice - Nursing - Level 6 - AC6735
28th September 2020 & March 2021 - two intakes per year | 6-9 months

Student Nursing Times Award 2018 Winner

This module is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. *The application link for this module will be available soon - if you have any queries in the meantime please contact the team on NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or maggie.coates@northumbria.ac.uk*

**Please note: Due to our current circumstances and Covid 19 all information sessions, interviews and pre-module sessions may take place remotely for September 2020. It is envisaged that this will be via Microsoft Teams or SKYPE.**

Who is this module suitable for?

This module is suitable for Nurses (Children’s, Adult, Learning Disability, Mental Health and Specialist Community Public Health Nurses) wishing to return to the professional register and re-register with the NMC and for those unable to meet revalidation requirements.

How will I learn on the module?

You will develop both academic and clinical practice-based knowledge and skills including academic writing and evidence-based practice, managing the deteriorating patient, end of life care and medicines management. You will learn alongside returnees from a variety of nursing backgrounds, debating, discussing and reflecting on health and social care. The delivery of the module will be blended which means that it is a mix of face to face and online supported learning. Black Board Ultra is the Blackboard learning management system used within the University and supports learning away from the classroom.

Will I have a Clinical Placement?

Your clinical placement will be organised by the University in partnership with our local placement providers for example Acute Trust’s, GP practice, Health Visiting team. You will be a supernumerary returnee during your clinical placement. This means that you will be able to shape the learning experience, building confidence by engaging in appropriate learning opportunities. As a supernumerary returnee you will have the opportunity to develop a personal learning plan based on a self-assessment of your learning needs.

General Practice Nursing

You can select a placement in a GP practice/surgery if this is an area you would like to return to. You do not need to have been a general practice nurse previously. You can return to the specific part of the register for example, Adult or Children’s whilst undertaking this route. You may require a bespoke placement, and this will be discussed during the recruitment and admissions process.

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

If you are returning to Part 3 of the NMC register and you have lapsed Part 1 you will need to return to Part 1 first. This means that your placement will be bespoke for example, you will be allocated a placement within a health visiting team with part of that placement in either an Acute Trust or where you have access to adult nursing. If you remain on Part 1 of the register and wish to return to Part 3 your placement will be suitable for you to do so.  You will be required to successfully meet the appropriate NMC Standards.       

Please indicate within the application process what part of the register you wish to return to or revalidate for. Please also indicate if a General Practice placement is of interest. This will help the programme team during the recruitment and admissions process.

How will I be supported on the module?

You will be allocated a Practice Supervisor, Practice Assessor and an Academic Assessor to support your progress in clinical practice.  You will also have a personal tutor to provide you with individual support.

What qualifications do I need to have?

Academic: You will require evidence of level 5 study (diploma) or equivalent for entry to the module.

Professional: You will need to have been a qualified nurse on an appropriate part of the NMC register with either a lapsed registration or a registered nurse who requires revalidation and is unable to meet NMC revalidation requirements.   

You will require:

- Two suitable references

- Occupational Health Clearance

- Suitable DBS

What will the module cost?

Funding for the module is currently available from Health Education England (North East) for local applicants. If you are an applicant out of the area, please contact the University Programme Lead Maggie Coates or the Return to Practice Lead Paul Gibson at Health Education England (North East) (details below) for an individual discussion. There is currently a small stipend (£500) available to support you as a returnee. This is a one-off payment, £200 on commencement of the module and £300 on completion. The module will further prepare those of you who wish to continue academic study and there may be opportunities for further funding.

When is the module delivered?

The module is delivered twice per year March and September (depending on our local commissioners).

September 2020, March 2021, September 2021, March 2022  

Will I get a job after completing the module?

Opportunities for employment following the module are positive and the many returnees enter employment within our local placement providers.

What should I do next?

If you require any further information or wish to have an individual discussion please contact Maggie Coates maggie.coates@northumbria.ac.uk or Paul Gibson Health Education England Regional Lead paul.gibson@hee.nhs.uk via email.

This link to SNAP Education is a free resource licenced by Health Education England for your use. This will be useful for you to self-assess either literacy and or numeracy, as a potential returner. Simply click on the link below and register.

SNAP Education Tool

Applications:

Applications are now open for September 2020 and March 2021.

Key Dates:

September 2020:

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th June 2020

Short listing: Friday 17th June

Interviews: 26th June – 3rd July

Start date: Week beginning 21st September

Key Dates:

March 2021

Closing date for applications is Friday 18th December 2020

Shortlisting: Monday 4th January 2021

Interviews: Between 18th & 25th January   

Start date: Week beginning 8th March

Information sessions:

Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

Friday 5th June 2020 (September start)

Time: 10am - 12 pm

Friday 11th December 2020 (March start)

Time: 10am - 12pm

Pre module sessions:

Pre module sessions will be held on:

Friday 10th July 2020 (September start)

Time: 10am - 12pm

Friday 29th January (March start)

Time: 10am - 12pm



For further information please contact:

Maggie Coates

Programme Lead

Email: maggie.coates@northumbria.ac.uk

Tel: 0191 2156239

Mike Stephenson

Module Tutor

Email: mike.stephenson@northumbria.ac.uk

Tel: 0191 2156783

Regarding the application process contact:

Email: NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk 


 

Course Information

Award Type Level 6 - 30 Credits

Delivery Method Standard

Mode of Study
Part-time

Location
Coach Lane Campus

Start 28th September 2020 & March 2021 - two intakes per year |

Duration
6-9 months

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

Designed by a multi-professional team including Nurses, Midwives, and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

 

How will I be assessed on the module?

Assessment on the module includes a 2,500-word essay and successful completion of a Practice Assessment Document for achievement of Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency (NMC 2018) or Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (NMC 2004).

Module Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate practice at a level commensurate with the professional register to which you wish to return
  2. Demonstrate and analyse effective communication skills and ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships for safe and compassionate practice
  3. Critically review and evaluate your role for personal and professional development and achievement of professional standards
  4. Critically analyse contemporary literature, local and national policy and the evidence base for your area of professional practice
  5. Demonstrate critical understanding and relevance of both theory and practice and the development of skills required for assessment, planning and maintaining quality in health care
  6. Appraise and evaluate evidence and factors which influence contemporary professional practice, including professional values and beliefs, leadership, teamwork and shared decision making

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Opportunities for employment following the module are positive and the majority of students enter employment with the local trust with which they attended their clinical placement.

This module is suitable for Nurses (Children’s, Adult, Learning Disability, Mental Health and Specialist Community Public Health Nurses) wishing to return to the professional register and re-register with the NMC and for those unable to meet revalidation requirements. 

You will develop both academic and clinical practice-based knowledge and skills including academic writing and evidence-based practice, managing the deteriorating patient, end of life care and medicines management. You will learn alongside returnees from a variety of nursing backgrounds, debating, discussing and reflecting on health and social care. The delivery of the module will be blended which means that it is a mix of face to face and online supported learning. Black Board Ultra is the Blackboard learning management system used within the University and supports learning away from the classroom.

You will require evidence of level 5 study (diploma) or equivalent for entry to the module, a suitable DBS, references and Occupational Health clearance.  You will need to have been a qualified nurse on an appropriate part of the NMC register with either a lapsed registration or a registered nurse who requires revalidation and is unable to meet NMC revalidation requirements.   

  1. Demonstrate practice at a level commensurate with the professional register to which you wish to return
  2. Demonstrate and analyse effective communication skills and ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships for safe and compassionate practice
  3. Critically review and evaluate your role for personal and professional development and achievement of professional standards
  4. Critically analyse contemporary literature, local and national policy and the evidence base for your area of professional practice
  5. Demonstrate critical understanding and relevance of both theory and practice and the development of skills required for assessment, planning and maintaining quality in health care
  6. Appraise and evaluate evidence and factors which influence contemporary professional practice, including professional values and beliefs, leadership, teamwork and shared decision making

Maggie Coates

Programme Lead

Email: maggie.coates@northumbria.ac.uk

Tel: 0191 2156239

Mike Stephenson

Module Tutor

Email: mike.stephenson@northumbria.ac.uk

Tel: 0191 2156783

Regarding the application process contact:

Email: NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk 

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