Returning to practice (nursing)

What does the course involve?

You may leave the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) register for a number of reasons, and readmission to the register is dependant on a number of factors. 

Returning to nursing following a break in your career is a common situation. 

The criteria for returning to the register is set out by the NMC and normally means you need to complete a short university course alongside a clinical placement reflecting your chosen area of practice.

How much does it cost?

Funding is available through Health Education England (HEE), this includes course fees – see Comeback to Nursing for more information.

How long does it take?

3-12 months depending on the returner's needs and circumstances

Entry requirements

  • must have previously been registered with the NMC as a nurse
  • health clearance
  • police clearance – UK DBS

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