RGU Return to Midwifery practice- now accepting applications for February 2015.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Robert Gordon University is currently the only provider of a Return to Midwifery practice course in Scotland was accredited by the NMC in 2012. The module is designed to prepare midwives who have had a break in practice to return to the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.

The module is credit rated at 15 SCQF points at level 9 which means that the online theory element should be completed with a minimum of 150 hours of student study which includes directed reading, formative online activities and self-directed learning.

The practice based element of the module requires the completion of 450 hours of clinical practice over a 12 week period in order to comply with the NMC requirements for post−registration education and practice (PREP).

Learning in practice within this module is undertaken within the student’s local clinical area. This is self -arranged with the area before commencing the module and students will receive support from an allocated supervisor of midwives and a named clinical mentor who will be the sign-off mentor for all areas of practice.

On successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Discuss current health and social care policies relevant to midwifery practice, demonstrating an understanding of current organisation of care locally and nationally.
  2. Evaluate the legal and ethical basis of midwifery practice.
  3. Analyse personal effectiveness within the multidisciplinary team, evaluating the impact of professional development and competence affecting maternity care.
  4. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of current issues, including teaching and learning, within midwifery practice.
  5. Demonstrate achievement of clinical skills and competencies required for return to midwifery practice.

The course takes approximately 6-9 months to complete and will facilitate re-entry onto the NMC register. Applications should be received by 5th January 2015 for the start date in 2nd Feb 2015.

For more information on how to apply, visit http://www.rgu.ac.uk/health-professions/study-options/professional-development/midwifery/return-to-midwifery-practice

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