Do you want to return to nursing?


Are you a mental health or learning disability nurse looking to return to practice?

If you are ready to come back to nursing we would love to have you at Sussex Partnership! Your skills and experience are invaluable and we will make it as straightforward as possible for you to return.

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. 

We will support you through the Return to Practice programme – a period of updating so that you can return to work and re-register.

Return to Practice (RTP) programmes are provided at the universities of Surrey, Southampton and 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 100 hours in a clinical placement to practice your skills and be assessed by a sign-off mentor 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 sign off mentor to support your practice experience

On successful completion of the programme we will guarantee you a post at Sussex Partnership and continuous professional development either through our preceptorship programme or other ongoing continuing professional development study days or courses. 

Please contact us

For more information about returning to practice contact our Nurse Education Team:

Dr Anita Green, Associate Director of Nurse Education or 07833 236954

Una Hobson, Lead Nurse Education and Training or 07738 757272

Carly Partridge, Practice Education Facilitator 

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