Return to practice course

You may need to complete a return to practice course before being able to rejoin the register

You’ll need to complete a course if you’ve not completed the requirements to remain on the register or you’ve not completed the required practice hours for revalidation

Find a course

For a list of universities which offer these courses, see our approved programmes.

Completing your course

Your university will tell us once you have completed this course. We will then send a letter advising you to sign up to NMC Online to apply for readmission.

If you already have an NMC Online account, we'll send an email to your registered email address you asking you to apply for readmission.

Returning to practice as a SCPHN

If you’ve previously been registered with us as a SCPHN, please tell your university to make sure the education and training you need is included as part of your return to practice course.

To register as a SCPHN, you first need to register as a nurse or midwife. Your university will send us your details at the end of your course. We’ll then write to you and ask you to go online to finish your readmission application. This will put you back on the register as a nurse or a midwife.

When you’re back on the register, please ask your university to email us to confirm that your return to practice course also covered your SCPHN qualification. We’ll ask you to complete one final form, then we’ll update your entry on the register.