Campaign launched to attract former nurses back to the profession

Chief Nursing Officer, Charlotte McArdle and Professor Owen Barr from the University of Ulster, are picture launching the Return to Practice campaign, which aims to encourage nurses who have been out of nursing to renew their registration and return to the profession. (Submtted Picture).
Chief Nursing Officer, Charlotte McArdle and Professor Owen Barr from the University of Ulster, are picture launching the Return to Practice campaign, which aims to encourage nurses who have been out of nursing to renew their registration and return to the profession. (Submtted Picture).

A campaign has been launched today (January 18) to encourage nurses who have been out of nursing to renew their registration and return to the profession.

‘Return to Nursing Practice’ promotes a part time Return to Practice course, delivered by the Ulster University, which is now open for applications from nurses who wish to re-activate 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. For further information about the Return to Practice can be found via the online prospectus at: http:www.ulster.ac.uk/home