Are you looking to 'Return to Practice'?
We know that returning to nursing is a big decision and things might have changed since you left. But now really is a good time to return.
Whether you left the nursing profession a long time ago, or more recently, we will support you through the return to practice programme – a period of updating so that you can return to work and re-register.
On successful completion of the programme you will be supported to apply for a post at Sussex Partnership and we will offer you continuous professional development either through our Preceptorship Programme or other ongoing continuing professional development study days or courses.
Our nursing Return to Practice (RTP) programmes are provided at the University of Brighton.
These are part-time programmes designed to meet your professional needs; help you regain your skills, experience and knowledge to enable you to reactivate your NMC registration. You will be required to do a minimum of 150 hours in a clinical placement to practice your skills and be assessed by a Practice Assessor who will support you through the clinical aspect of the programme to achieve competence.
If you are accepted to study at one of our partner universities and you successfully secure your practice placement with us you can expect:
- Your course fees paid for
- Support in finding a placement
- Your clinical placement will be supernumerary
- To receive theory and clinical-based training
- To be allocated a Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor to support your practice experience
If you're looking to Return to Practice, click here to express your interest. A dedicated member of our team will be in touch to provide any additional information and advise on next steps.
Any information you share will be saved securely on our system and used to support you. It will not be shared externally without your permission.
"I’ve stopped at various points in my career to consolidate my skills or because I’ve loved a particular role. Advancement isn’t always necessary, but ultimately I now have a dream job as lead nurse across one part of the Trust, working to improve the safety and efficacy of nursing and our services. I am also currently working in nurse education one day a week to support and embed new roles for nurses across the Trust. I met my husband at work too, and some of my best friends!"Lead Nurse
"Training opportunities have been plentiful, stimulating, rewarding and entirely relevant."Jayne Herriott | Lead Nurse for the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service
"There is a drive to involve more nurses in research, an area that has been predominantly one for psychologists. A stimulating and fascinating rolling module of ‘research for nurses’ motivates nurses to think about where they work and the changes they may want to bring about, or issues they may want to know more about and develop. Nurses are encouraged to put their ideas into action with full support from the nursing education department."Jayne Herriott | Lead Nurse for the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service
"There is great emphasis on wellbeing and understanding of the role of nurses within the organisation"Jayne Herriott | Lead Nurse for the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service
"I’ve had an amazing career within Sussex Partnership, from a student nurse in the 80s, to working in forensics when newly qualified. I've had three children and various lengths of maternity leave, and have come back to part time posts and felt valued."RMN | Forensic Healthcare