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Return to Professional Practice in Health - Level 6 - AC6653

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About this course

Student Nursing Times Award 2018 WinnerThis course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Return to Practice Application Form.





Model 1: Traditional Bursary Route

  • Closing date for applications for September 2019 intake is Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 1pm
  • This includes all nursing routes and Allied Health Professiona; (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Operating Department Practitioners)
  • Any candidates interested in the Return to GP Nursing, please highlight this specifically on the application form (you are not requires to have previously worked as a GP nurse)
  • All candidates without evidence of level 5 study, please contact Maggie Coates (maggie.coates@northumbria.ac.uk) directly, as well as completing the application form by the closing date
  • Shortlisting: 22nd May 2019

  • Interview:  3rd - 7th June 2019

  • Precourse session: 2nd July 2019 12pm - 2pm

Model 2: Employer Led Model

  • Currently unavailable

RTP Information Session

For further details on both models, please feel free to attend the RTP Information Session taking place on;

Date: 
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Venue: Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University, Newcastle



This module is specific to Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals wishing to return the professional and re-register with the NMC or HCPC. On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for re-entry to the register. 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 have a supervised clinical placement within your sphere of professional practice to enable you to achieve professional standards.  You will learn alongside students from a variety of inter-professional backgrounds, debating, discussing and reflecting on health and social care.  The module assessment includes a 2,500-word essay and achievement of relevant NMC/HCPC competencies. At the end of the module, you will have gained 30 credits at level 6. 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.

The Return to Professional Practice module offers 30-credits at level 6 and has approval by professional bodies (NMC and HCPC). Health Education England North East currently provides funding for this module for local students. The module is suitable for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, whose registration has lapsed and they wish to return to the professional register. The module will provide you with a range of contemporary nursing, midwifery, and allied health professional based subjects. You will learn about a range of professional subjects during theory sessions for example; NHS values, ethics, evidence based practice, care of the deteriorating patient, mental health, academic writing and medicines management. You will also learn what it is like to return to the nursing, midwifery or allied health profession through an NHS clinical practice placement. Completing, the module will enable you to update your academic and clinical practice knowledge and skills and you will then be eligible to apply to return to the professional NMC or HCPC register.  You will have the opportunity to apply and relate classroom taught theory to your area of clinical practice and experience on the module.  You will be able to draw on both clinical practice and taught sessions to complete your academic assignment for the module. The module will further prepare those of you who wish to continue further academic study.

For further information please contact:

Maggie Coates Programme Lead
Department of Public Health & Wellbeing
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
Coach Lane Campus (East)
Northumbria University
Benton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7XA

Email: maggie.coates@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 2156239

 

Module tutor

Joan Cochrane

joan.cochrane@northumbria.ac.uk

0191 2156078

Module Tutor

Mike Stephenson

mike.stephenson@northumbria.ac.uk

0191 2156783

Administrator contact:

hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

Email:

Coming Soon

The ‘Return to Practice’ programme at Northumbria University will be offering a specific programme for those wishing to return to practice and work in a GP surgery. The programme will commence in September 2019. This programme is suitable for nurses who have allowed their registration to lapse to ‘come back to nursing’ no matter where their previous experience was achieved. You do not have to have been a GP practice nurse in a prior role. The programme is currently funded by Health Education England as part of the national project. A small bursary will be awarded to assist with expenses.

During the programme (usually 6 months duration) students are required to Northumbria University 1 day per week and a minimum of 15 hours per week in clinical practice until they achieve required NMC hours. They can then be “signed off” by a suitable mentor. The clinical placement will be arranged by the university. As part of the programme, students have a University Guidance Tutor responsible for supporting them.

If you would like to know further details, please contact:

Maggie Coates Programme Lead
Email: maggie.coates@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 2156239

Learn from the Best

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.

 

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn in a variety of ways during this module. The module provides a range of lectures, action learning sets, seminars, practical and individual sessions. There is opportunity for you to reflect and review your progress on the module with the module team, your peers, with a guidance tutor (GT) and a clinical mentor in practice. As a supernumerary student, you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in current NHS clinical practice during your clinical placement. Under supervision of a mentor, you will have the opportunity to learn from observing the practice of other health professionals, caring for patients and clients in a range of suitable settings and demonstrating a number of NMC/HCPC professional body standards. You will be encouraged to debate and discuss contemporary NHS care delivery with your peers from a range of perspectives including, current influences on the NHS and your own learning from experience on the module. As the module is suitable for a number of students from a variety of professional backgrounds your will learn alongside other students through an interactive and engaging classroom environment, facilitated by teaching staff. The module uses an E-learning platform where you can access a range of module materials including power point presentations and e-learning packages

The module assessment includes a 2,500-word essay and achievement of relevant NMC/HCPC competencies. At the end of the module, you will have gained 30 credits at level 6.

Learning Environment

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.

 

Research-rich Learning

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).

 

Your Future

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.

Course info

Award Type Level 6 - 30 Credits

Delivery Method Standard

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Part-time On-Campus

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start Tuesday 5th March 2019

Duration 1 Year

The module is suitable for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, whose registration has lapsed and they wish to return to the professional register.

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 module.

You will require evidence of Level 5 Diploma study on entry.

The module will provide you with a range of contemporary nursing, midwifery, and allied health professional based subjects. You will learn about a range of professional subjects during theory sessions for example; NHS values, ethics, evidence based practice, care of the deteriorating patient, mental health, academic writing and medicines management. You will also learn what it is like to return to the nursing, midwifery or allied health profession through an NHS clinical practice placement.

This module gives you the opportunity to focus on the evidence base for contemporary nursing, midwifery and allied health professional health and social care. With a research led approach, the module explores the evidence in the context of practice and current health care provision. You will learn how to search and retrieve relevant literature, developing an understanding of what constitutes evidence and how this presents in the literature. Teaching and learning by experienced academics emphasises research and this underpins the module assessment, where you will be, expected to critically appraise your own learning, development and progress on the module. The module team will facilitate a range of learning and teaching strategies such as action learning, workshops, seminars and lectures to help you develop knowledge, skills and methods of enquiry so you can learn to appraise and use the research. Taught sessions and clinical practice experience are supported by one to one tutorial support, GT reviews, engagement in the E-LP and Skills-Plus where necessary.

For further information please contact:

Maggie Coates Programme Lead

Department of Public Health & Wellbeing

Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

Coach Lane Campus (East)

Northumbria University

Benton

Newcastle

NE7 7XA

Email: maggie.coates@northumbria.ac.uk

Tel: 0191 2156239

 

Module tutor

 Joan Cochrane joan.cochrane@northumbria.ac.uk

0191 2156078

Module Tutor

Mike Stephenson mike.stephenson@northumbria.ac.uk

0191 2156783

 

Administrator contact:

hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

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