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Are you a Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse looking to Return to Practice?

Posted on 27th October, 2014

Have you thought about doing a Return to Practice course to renew your nursing registration and re-enter practice as a qualified nurse? Devon Partnership NHS Trust currently has opportunities for nurses who have a lapsed registration, but who would like to return to practice. Why not come and work for us whilst working towards renewing your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)?    The model for Return to Practice has recently changed to an employer led approach.  As a consequence, we will be identifying posts which are suitable for return to practice nurses to coincide with the three intakes of the Return to Practice programme at Plymouth University in October, January and May of each year. Each successful Return to Practice applicant will be employed within the Trust as a part-time Band 3 support worker on one of our inpatient areas whilst undergoing a Return to Practice course with Plymouth University. Please indicate in the additional information when you apply your preferred location and clinical area so we can find the best match to the available posts.  You will be required to undertake study days with the University as well as study in your own time which is supported by a small grant from Health Education England paid directly to you. The duration of the course will be depend on how many years you have been out of practice and how many hours you are able to work within the Trust on your return. On successful completion of the programme and return to the NMC register you will join our permanent staff group as one of our Band 5 Staff Nurses within the Trust.   So, if you are a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can meet the clinical and academic demands of the programme then we can offer you the supportive environment and experience to regain the skills and knowledge to return to the workforce dedicated to providing safe, timely, personalised and recovery focused care for people with learning disabilities or experiencing mental health issues.  Further information on the course is available here. You can view the full range of Trust services and locations here.  If you have any queries, please contact Julie Hughes, Practice Development Coordinator, on 01392 674934 or