Nurses and Midwives

Come back to Nursing and Midwifery with confidence. Enjoy a fully-funded return to role, a bespoke support package, preceptorship, buddy scheme, and excellent career progression.  Get back to delivering passionate patient care, learn at your pace with a flexible approach, and we’ll help you find your feet with a team that feels like family.

You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary, generous annual leave, a flexible approach to work-life balance, extensive learning and development opportunities and other benefits. You can strive for career progression at a pace you are comfortable with, and we have plenty of opportunities to help you achieve your career aspirations.

Our offer to you

Our offer to you

We offer a Band 3 paid route for those returning to registered healthcare careers which includes a fixed-term contract for the duration of your required supervised placement hours, a skills portfolio, and support to help you re-register with the NMC. Once you have completed your skills portfolio and obtained your NMC registration, then we can offer you a permanent Band 5 contract with the Royal Devon.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

What do I need to do?

What support can I expect?

What support can I expect?

You won’t be doing this alone, we’ll help you build your confidence and settle in through our comprehensive Preceptorship Programme and nationally-recognised Buddy Scheme. As well as regular catch ups with your Practice Assessor and RTP Lead and line manager.

You’ll also receive financial support - a stipend of £1,000 (two lots of £500) to cover expenses related to your study period eg, childcare, travel, books etc. Further funding may be available, your RTP Lead will share this with you.

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Learn at your pace

Learn at your pace

Alongside a full induction process, preceptorship and e-learning, we’ll also provide a refresher on how to take care of yourself in the work environment. Part of this involves checking in with Occupational Health and Wellbeing to make sure you have everything you need to feel safe and supported at the Royal Devon. We’ll help you brush up on key clinical skills and core competencies too.

You can strive for career progression at a pace you are comfortable with, and we have plenty of opportunities to help you achieve your career aspirations.

Training and development

Join us as a Return to Practice Nurse or Midwife

What to do next

What to do next

Contact us by emailing to find out more about our excellent Return to Practice programme and discover how you can Make a Difference.  

We are interested in hearing from both full and part-time applicants and are happy to discuss individual requirements.

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Beverley Anderson, Returning Nurse
Beverley Anderson, Returning Nurse

My name is Beverley and I’m a return-to-practice nursing student. I started my nursing career when I was 18 which began at Great Ormond Street, specialising in children’s nursing.

I returned to nursing at the Royal Devon in March 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as I missed the challenge, the career opportunities and working as a team. I love what I do - I get so much job satisfaction and my team are lovely!

The progression opportunities in the community are incredible. I have completed two degrees and I am hoping to carry out another master’s module as part of my preceptorship. Of course, I sometimes have anxieties, but my confidence has grown and I feel reassured knowing my team is there to help answer any questions I may have. 

If you’re considering taking on a wonderful journey as I did, I can tell you – you won’t look back!

Last updated: March 29, 2023


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