Would you like to return to nursing?
It is easier than you think…
Many nurses have allowed their nursing registration to lapse, often for very good reasons such as bringing up a family or following a completely different path. During this time, they are likely to have acquired many skills which are really useful for working in General Practice or the community. General Practice can be a really good place to regain skills and learn new more primary care related skills as well as working within a small team.
Because there is a shortage of nurses Cambridge &Peterborough Training hub are offering support to help nurses to return to the nursing register by offering placements in General Practice in the area. The length of your placement will depend on how long you have been out of practice and it is possible to work as a Healthcare assistant while gaining some additional skills alongside the Return to Nursing course. Have a look at the short “Come back to Nursing” films with some examples of people who have returned to nursing.
There are two local universities where you can access Return to Nursing courses, Anglia Ruskin and Bedfordshire University. Bedfordshire are running a specific General Practice Nursing course.
Both universities also run Foundation or Fundamentals in GP Nursing courses to equip you with many of the core skills needed