Return to practice
A six-month return to practice programme is starting this summer at the University of York to encourage former nurses in North Yorkshire to return to the profession.
A new course designed to attract former nurses back into the profession is being launched at Sheffield Hallam University in the wake of the current staff shortages.
Support for former nurses wishing to return to the profession is patchy, with many struggling to access courses and some forced to organise their own work experience, a review by Health Education England has found.
Returning to practice: registering with the NMCSubscription
To practise as a nurse in the UK, you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Reflections on a return to practiceSubscription
As I walked back onto a ward after 25 years away, I experienced a mixture of familiarity and cold fear.
My journey back to nursing practiceSubscription
Nursing Times blogger Jane Jennion takes us through week one of her return to nursing after 23 years away.