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Return to Nursing

Nurse Recruitment - All Specialties

Who is the programme suitable for?

The Return to Nursing programme offers nurses (adult / 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 as a registered nurse.

 

What will I achieve on the programme?

The Return to Nursing Programme prepares you for re-entry onto 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 the East Midlands is currently led by the University of Northampton  and University of Derby and consists taught days with practical clinical placements   within our hospital.

 

How is the programme funded?

As part of the Programme you will receive a Bursary funded through Health Education, East Midlands (HEE-EM) of £500 for Return to Nursing.

 

What will Clinical Practice be able to offer me?

There are two routes to successful completion of the   Return to Nursing programme.

Option 1: Employment Route- Salaried

After securing your place at an Higher Educational    Institution (HEI)  to commence the Return to Nursing Programme and following a successful application and internal interview:  you will be offered a contract of  employment within Leicester Hospitals in which you will be paid at a Band 2 until you have successfully re-registered with the NMC, whereby you will be uplifted to a band 5 Newly Qualified Nurse.

Whilst on clinical placement you will be working towards your NMC registration by completing your practice competencies. You will receive support, supervision and an assigned sign off mentor in the    clinical area. Additional support is provided by a dedicated Practice Learning Team within the Hospital.

To apply for our Return to Practice employment route, please look out for our adverts on NHS jobs, we post them up to four times a year.

Option 2: Placement Route – Non Salaried

Following a successful application to an HEI to commence the Return to Nursing Programme, you can then apply to University Hospitals Of Leicester to support you on a placement to be able to achieve your competencies. You will be, where capacity allows, offered a temporary placement 3 — 4 months.

Whilst on clinical placement you will be working towards your NMC registration by completing your practice competencies. You will receive support, supervision and an assigned sign off mentor in the   clinical area. Additional support is provided by a dedicated Practice Learning Team within the Hospital.

 

What will happen afterwards?

Employment Route:

Upon completion of the Programme your contract will automatically be uplifted to a Band 5 Registered Nurse whereby you will continue to consolidate your learning in accordance with your contract.

Once registered, 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.

Placement Route:

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, please contact;

Jane Lawrie, Practice Learning Lead, UHL

Email; Hilary.j.lawrie@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Central Office Number; 0116 258 5829