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Return to practice

Thinking of returning to nursing? Your skills and experience are needed more than ever before 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 the opportunity to become active again on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register with a view that this will lead to employment as a registered nurse.

Programmes available in London: how do I apply?

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

If you would like to work with us here at King’s please click on the links below to be taken to our two partner university websites to find out more about their programmes and how to apply:

We assess each candidate individually with the aim of arranging a bespoke placement to provide experience in the clinical field of your interest or experience. Your placement may be arranged in any of our five sites in South London and Bromley and you will be visited regularly by one of our team to ensure and facilitate a positive learning environment.

If you are looking to return to a specific field of nursing, such as mental health nursing, child nursing, or learning disability nursing, please contact the university to ensure they offer the programme you require.

Financial support for your studies

You won’t just be emotionally supported, you’ll be financially supported too. NHS 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

Find out more information about returning to practice: