Return to Practice (Nursing)  CPD

This module is designed to meet the needs of nurses whose registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) has lapsed and who wish to return to nursing practice.

This is a 30 credit module at National Vocational Framework (NQF) level 5.

In this module you will:

  • examine the current evidence base for nursing practice and refresh your clinical skills
  • explore nursing systems and structures, clinical care, management law and ethics, and clinical procedures with experts in the field
  • develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and enhance your ability to effectively use current evidence to inform your practice
  • be supported to refresh your study skills, develop your academic writing and plan your future professional and personal development. In practice you will work closely with a named mentor who will enable you to refresh and develop your practice.

The course consists of ten study days, which are held weekly over a period of ten weeks. You will participate in seminars, workshops, online discussion, and clinical skills updates. You will also complete sixty hours of self-directed learning and a minimum of one hundred hours of clinical experience within a hospital or community setting.

You will complete a practice portfolio, in which your achievement of practice based competencies will be assessed by your mentor in practice. You will also complete an assignment in which you will reflect on your practice and develop a personal development plan. Following a successful completion of the Return to Practice Programme you will be recommended to the NMC to re-join the nursing register.

The module runs three times a year in the autumn, spring and summer terms.

Course Information

Dates and Fees to be confirmed

Tutor Info

Ben Teh, Programme Leader
+44 (0) 1708 743 251
+44 (0) 795 724 1582

Sarah Storer, Lecturer
+44(0)795 176 0141
+44 (0)7951 760 141

Lisa Reynolds, Programme Link Director
+44(0)20 7040 5892


  • Lapsed NMC registration for UK Nurses
  • You will also be required to:
    • Undergo a DBS check and have satisfactory occupational health clearance
    • Secure a clinical placement prior to commencing the module. Practice placements are subject to acceptance by City University London and the NMC.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Application Deadline: