Nursing return to practice

Thinking of returning to nursing? Your skills and experience are needed more than ever before. There has never been a better time to return to nursing and it is easier than you might think.

Return to practice programme 

The Return to Practice Programme prepares you for re-entry into the professional register and is an essential requirement for returning to nursing and regaining registration.

The programme will refresh your skills, leaving you ready to return to nursing with confidence. It involves a combination of classroom and placement-based learning, so you can get stuck in right from the start.

Who is the programme suitable for?

The Return to Practice programme offers nurses 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.

How do I apply?

Led by supportive tutors, assessors and supervisors, there are 4 University programmes available across London, all created to refresh your nursing skills so that you’re ready to return to practice.

Our local course is run by Kingston and St George's.

Financial support for your studies   

You won’t just be emotionally supported, you’ll be financially supported too. Health Education England (HEE) will provide funding towards your course fees. You’ll also either be given a bursary to help cover any childcare, travel and book costs, or you will be paid a salary, depending on the route you take to return. 

Key Contacts 

If you would like to find out more information about returning to practice, please email:

South West London Return to Practice Lead:

Local Lead:

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