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NQCG3112 Return to Nursing Practice

Module Overview

This programme offers the opportunity for successful applicants to gain active registration on part 1 – nurses (all branches) of the NMC professional register – to include sub-part 1 (level 1 nurses) and sub-part 2 (level 2 nurses). Internal repeats in negotiation with programme lead and sponsoring Trust.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the influence of health and social policy relevant to the organisation and practice of nursing, health visiting and midwifery both at a national and local level.
  • Critique current influential trends in contemporary nursing, health visiting and midwifery and health care education and practice based on current evidence, legislation and/or policy.
  • In relation to own practice, identify and assess need, design, implement and critically evaluate care using relevant evidence. You must demonstrate the importance of risk assessment and clinical decision-making and how it guides your practice.
  • Critically evaluate effective team working and your participation in a multiprofessional approach to the care of service users including communication, teaching and learning skills.
  • Critically evaluate personal strengths and areas for development; recognising the importance of professional competence.


The theoretical content of the Study Days relates to the four NMC domains identified in the Assessment of Practice document, namely: Professional and ethical practice. Care delivery. Care management. Personal and professional development. The topics of the taught sessions the 16 half Study Days will be delivered by clinicians, educators and researchers over the 20 weeks. The indicative content:- Professional accountability and responsibility Ethical and legal issues Clinical governance and quality assurance. Organisation of care Evidence based practice and research Interpersonal skills Delivery of care and clinical skills Emergency care Administration of medicines. Health and safety. Health and social policy Public health. Safeguarding. Multiprofessional team working Leadership, management and professional development. Study skills Midwifery education, PREP and mentoring

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures. Tutorials Clinical practice experience. Reflection. Guided reading. e-learning resources including (Blackboard) Group activities

Wider reading or practice80
Total study time278

Resources & Reading list

Grant, G.; Ramcharan, P.; Flynn, M., Richardson, M. (2010). Learning Disability: A life cycle approach. 

Atherton H; Crickmore D (2011). Learning Disabilities Toward Inclusion. 

Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Bulman, C. (2008).  An Introduction to Reflection, in Bulman, C. and Schutz, S., (Editors) Reflective practice in nursing.. 

Craig, J., Smyth, R., (2012). The Evidence Based Practice Manual for Nurses. 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Department of Health.

Care Quality Commission.

Coles, L., Porter, E. (2008). Public Health Skills; a practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners. 

National Health Service.

Glasper, EA., Richardson, J., Editors (2010). A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing. 

Baggott, R., (2004). Health and Health Care in Britain. 

Hannon L; Clift J (2011). General Hospital care for People with Learning Disabilities. 

Norman, I.’ Ryrie, I., Editors (2009). The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: a textbook of Principles and Practice. 

Hogston, R., Marjoram, B., Editors (2007). Foundations of Nursing Practice. Leading the Way. 

Maslin-Prothero, S., Editor (2010). Bailliers’s Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives. 


Assessment Strategy

Module has to be completed within 12 months. The Drug Calculation assessment must be passed.


Drug calculation examination


MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio 50%
Reflective essay  (3000 words) 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio 50%
Drug calculation examination 
Reflective essay  (3000 words) 50%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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