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Return to Practice (Nursing), Institutional Undergraduate Credit

Cardiff University, the United Kingdom

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About Return to Practice (Nursing), Institutional Undergraduate Credit - at Cardiff University

Nursing is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. Our programme provides you with the confidence, skills and knowledge to re-register as a nurse with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives.

With a UK NMC registration, you will be able to work in a range of healthcare and independent care settings both in the UK and internationally.

Our Return to Practice (RTP) programme would suit previously-trained adult, child and mental health nurses who have previously worked in clinical practice and have either had a career break from nursing, let their NMC registration lapse, been unable to meet their NMC Revalidation requirements or simply wish to enhance an existing role by regaining their professional registration status again.

You will be part of a close-knit group of learners and you will also have a dedicated personal tutor who will provide pastoral support throughout the programme. You will be allocated practice supervisors and experienced practice assessors who will work alongside you during your clinical practice, and a field-specific academic assessor will oversee your progress and completion of the practice assessment document. They can also provide academic guidance throughout the programme.

Cardiff University is a Russell Group University, which supports a strong research profile, meaning that you will benefit from research-led teaching and evidence-based learning. You will be taught by staff with extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of nursing education, management and practice.

Our dedicated clinical simulation suite, which resembles a real hospital ward, our computer rooms, student study rooms and a dedicated healthcare library will all be available to you during your period of study with us. Our virtual learning environment is also accessible via desktop and mobile devices. This means you can develop your digital literacy skills and access/revise electronic resources from any location.

We have close working relationships with varied service providers in Wales and your learning could take place in hospitals, GP practices and in the community. A varied placement experience will help you gain an insight as to the wide-ranging employment opportunities available to you upon qualification.

As part of a large School based at the University Hospital of Wales, we'll help you to enjoy an academically rich and fulfilling experience throughout your time at Cardiff University. Here are some of the key features of our programme:

Entry requirements

A Levels

Not applicable. See 'Other essential requirements'.

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in all communicative skills.

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

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