11th May, 2020 to 26th June 2020
Full Time 7 Week Programme
Interviews will be held and successful candidates will be offered a place.
Eligible to attend:
Registered General Nurses
The Return to Nursing Practice Programme provides registered nurses who wish to return to clinical practice after a period of absence (5 years or more) with an opportunity to update their professional knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and be deemed competent to return to clinical nursing practice.
On successful completion of the programme, the participants returning to clinical practice as a registered nurse should be able to:
- Demonstrate their commitment to professional practice, knowledge and clinical skills in the context of changing healthcare policy and practice
- Implement the nursing process and assist individuals, families and groups achieve optimum health, independence, recovery or a peaceful death in a caring, compassionate and professional manner
- Demonstrate the required level of competence in clinical practice skills essential for safe practice, which are grounded in recent evidence based nursing research
- Explore, critically appraise and reflect on the application of nursing theory to practice
- Participate as an effective member of a healthcare team and in the MDT approach to the care of patients/clients
- Demonstrate an appreciation of nursing skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice
- Meet the standards and requirements laid out by NMBI for RTNP participants (NMBI 20156)
- The course will be run full-time over seven weeks once a year.
- Part 1 – will comprise of the theoretical content including clinical skills teaching. The total teaching time will take place over a two week period with a reading week from the 27th to the 31st of May.
- Part 2 – will comprise of a four week placement in an approved Clinical Placement site. The total hours for the clinical placement will be a minimum of 145 hours.
Learning will be assessed at three levels:
Written assignment – Portfolio (Case Study):
Participants are required to explore an area of nursing practice in depth using a reflective practice framework focusing on how theoretical knowledge may be applied to enhance patient care.
Programme participants will be required to present a 10 minute presentation based on their assignment to their peers
The Competence Assessment Tool is used in practice to allow for a transparent assessment process that is user friendly. The assessment consists of an initual, midway and final meeting where the preceptor and participant work together in determining competence.
Assess to an online learning site (www.e-life.ie) is available to assist candidates with their studies.
On successful completion of the course assessments, candidates will be awarded a certificate and detailed breakdown of marks. The course is a category 2 post registration minor award from NMBI