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Former nurses helped back into profession in Sheffield

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A new course is being launched in Sheffield to tempt former nurses back into the profession.

A new course is being launched in Sheffield to tempt former nurses back into the profession.

The Return to Practice scheme is a part-time programme at Sheffield Hallam University, which prepares nurses to re-register if they have been out of the health service for 10 years.

The four-month course - approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and run alongside Sheffield Teaching Hospitals - covers current practice, legislation and policies, record-keeping and safeguarding, as well as time on placement.

Twenty places are on offer and students will start classes next February.

According to the Centre for Workforce Intelligence, the NHS could have 47,500 fewer nurses than it needs by 2016.

Joanne Benn, deputy head of nursing and midwifery, said: “Former registered nurses or health visitors may not have the confidence to go back into the service but this new course is about tackling those reservations and giving nurses the support they need to renew their registrations.”

Open days are being held at the Northern General Hospital on June 5 or July 15 from 10am to 2pm.

Visit www.shu.ac.uk/ad/return-to-practice/ for details.

 

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