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Return to Practice

This programme is available to qualified nurses and health visitors who have a lapsed registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008), or those nurses who require the opportunity to refresh and update their knowledge and skills following a period of absence from nursing. 

The aim of the programme is to enable nurses to achieve the confidence and competence to deliver quality patient centred care in a supported environment and safely return to nursing practice.

The programme consists of one 30 credit module which is available at level 5 (diploma level) or level 6 (degree level), depending on previous academic qualifications delivered over 15 weeks and comprises of 150 hours theory and 150 hours clinical practice.

Optimum application date is fast approaching and that Interviews for September 2014 will be held on the 3rd June and 17th June by invitation only.

Course Dates 2014-2015 

Next programme due to commence September 2014

Length of Programme

15 weeks, including 17 study days.

Entry Requirements 

Part of the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies selection procedure involves assessing an applicant’s fitness to practise - there are more details in Guide for Applicants. The health assessment is independent of the selection process and takes place after an offer has been made. All offers made are subject to a satisfactory Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure and health screening which will determine fitness for practice.


Funding to undertake the Return to Practice programme is available from the Welsh Government and is available to nurses and health visitors permanently resident in Wales.  Nurses working outside the NHS or living outside of Wales are able to self fund for this programme.

Professional Development

Upon successful completion of the module the student will be able to use the credits gained for further study should they wish, subject to credit transfer schemes and APEL.


To apply for this programme, please use our online application service.


For an application form please contact Selection and Admissions: 

Email:    Tel: 029 2068 7538

Ms Jayne Foley

Position:Lecturer: Primary Care and Public Health Nursing
Ms Janye Foley
Telephone: +44 (029) 2091 7735Extension: 7735


Alternatively, please contact the School Information Desk:

Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

Phone: +44 (0)29 2068 7766

Cardiff University
Ty Dewi Sant
Heath Park Campus
CF14 4XN

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