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Campaign launched to attract former nurses back to the profession

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‘Return to Nursing Practice’ is a campaign launched today to encourage nurses who have been out of nursing to renew their registration and return to the profession.

The campaign promotes a part time Return to Practice course, delivered by the Ulster University, which is now open for applications from nurses who wish to reactivate their nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The Chief Nursing Officer Professor Charlotte McArdle said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for nurses to return to their profession to update their knowledge and skills and once again make a valued contribution to the provision of care to our local population. I would encourage all nurses who are thinking about returning to practice to grasp this opportunity to renew their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to enable the Profession to continue to deliver the highest standards of nursing care at this challenging time.”

Professor Owen Barr, Head of School of Nursing, Ulster University, added: “The 15 week Return to Nursing Practice Programme at Ulster University will provide nursing professionals with a new learning experience to update and develop professional competence, skills and knowledge. Informed by Ulster University’s world leading research, the course focuses on the practical learning experience and will facilitate partnership working with service users, patients, clients and members of the social and health care team.”

Applications can be made through a direct application using Ulster University’s online application system. Further information about the Return to Practice can be found via the online prospectusexternal link

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