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Return to Nursing Practice - HESC3050

This double module will assist qualified nurses to assess their current level of ability to practice and will provide students with the knowledge and expertise required to enable them to return to practice as competent and safe practitioners, achieving the competencies necessary, leading to re-registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The module will help students to develop the reflective and analytical skills necessary to apply theoretical knowledge and professional policy to nursing practice and will increase their confidence in returning to nursing practice as competent and autonomous practitioners.

Download the Return to Nursing Practice leaflet [PDF]


Formative Assessment – Short classroom based presentation
Summative Assessment – 3,000 word essay

The practice element of the module requires a minimum of 100 hours in practice with an allocated ‘active’ mentor and will be competency based.


Competency document to be completed in practice

Entry Criteria:

The criteria for admission to this course will be that the student has previously been registered on part 1 or 2 of the NMC register and whose name has never been removed from the register. Their registration needs to have been lapsed for a minimum of 3 years.

Further Information

For information please go to and click on courses and departments, then course search and Health Sciences is in the A-Z of courses list.

To enrol or to check availability

Please contact Registry Admissions, Team C on tel: 01905 855111 or e-mail:

General Module Enquiries

Please contact: Applied Professional Studies Administrator on tel: 01905 542224 or e-mail:

Module Leader

Lisa Panzavecchia


Level 6, 40 Credits


(this module runs twice per academic year)

Health Sciences
Academic Induction Day for new students
7 September 2017 (9.30-16.00)

Course A
3, 10, 18*, 19*, 31 October 2017
7, 14, 21, 28 November 2017
5, 12 December 2017
*Mandatory Training

Course B
27 February 2018
6, 13, 20, 21*, 22*, 27 March 2018
17, 24 April 2018
1, 8, 15 May 2018
*Mandatory Training

(09.15 – 17.15)

In addition there will be a requirement for students to complete 100-300 hours in practice with an allocated ‘active’ mentor.

How to apply

Some modules may be funded by the NHS and therefore you may need to complete 2 application forms:

  • A University of Worcester Application Form
  • Study Leave Form


Study Leave Form

All students employed by a Worcestershire NHS Trust or Wye Valley NHS Trust have to complete a study leave form (or equivalent) if they want (a) to study in works time, or (b) want the Trust to fund or part fund the course, or both.

Please ensure that funding for your study leave has been authorised by the Education lead for your Trust, before submitting your application, together with your study leave form.