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Course overview

This flexible and innovative course is delivered in close partnership with local service providers. It aims to fulfil the individual needs of nurses as they revise established skills and learn new developments and practices in order to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements for re-registration.


If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the Department of Health and Social Care using these contact details.

Study Option
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
4-12 months

Why Study Return to Practice (RTP) Nursing with us?

The University of Chester and local NHS Trusts have worked together closely to develop an innovative Return to Practice course, which aims to recognise the value and experience of previously registered nurses while addressing the barriers returning to practice students typically face.

There is a strong emphasis on flexibility in placements and nursing placement preferences obtained during your initial interview, which aim to enable you to gain tailored clinical experience which reflects your personal experience and choice.

The University use a team approach to support students returning to academic work by nominating dedicated administrative staff, timetabling support sessions with the subject librarian and learning support services. The academic Course Leader has an open-door policy as well as scheduled tutorials.

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Dining@Dee, Riverside’s own café and coffee shop, serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Health and Social Care Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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