RGU – Return to practice module

Please see below some key information on Robert Gordon University’s Return to Practice Module. This can also be found on their website by clicking the link  here

Study Days

There will be mandatory study days for this module provided virtually and/or  face-to-face and the relevant NHS Board will require your attendance at their specified induction days.

Module Theory

Most of the theory is provided in an online format; studied over 7 weeks, equivalent to 35 hours per week study time.


Placements are normally between 300 and 450 hours and will be determined at interview in discussion with the student, health board and RGU. Please note some placements may be longer or shorter depending on student need. Placement can be completed full-time or part-time (the least amount of hours per week whilst a student is normally 22.5 hours).

Module Route

You can undertake 1 of the following 2 routes:

  1. Apply directly to your local health board.  The application form will be made available on their vacancies website.  Please keep an eye on the relevant vacancies website on a regular basis as we may not be advised when the vacancies have been advertised*. Then also apply to RGU.

*please note that NHS Grampian applications are now open, please us Job ID NW027053 to locate the vacancies / NHSG Application form.

These collaborative model posts are where there are vacancies within the NHS Board.  In addition, you can apply for funds to pay for the module from NHS Education for Scotland (NES), please access their website for the terms and conditions: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/ .  You only need to apply for funding once you commence the course.

  1. Apply directly to RGU only and self-fund (this may be the option for you if you cannot commit to the NES conditions of employment or if you are still on the register).

All 2 routes follow the same recruitment, selection and interview procedure.

RGU Application

Regardless of which one of the above 2 routes you opt to undertake, we are required to register you on the module with RGU.  Therefore, I would be grateful if you could complete the attached form and return it to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice by e-mail to [email protected].

Please ensure that you include the following with the application form:

  • Evidence of NMC PIN Number
  • Copy of Nursing qualification(s)
  • Proof of ID x2
  • 2 references – please give the attached template to 2 referees for completion and return to me.  The referees should preferably be 1 academic and 1 professional.


You will be required to provide your previous/ current NMC PIN number and date of birth and successful applicants will be subject to occupational health and PVG clearance.

If English is not your first language, please also provide evidence of your English language, a minimum of IELTS 7 or equivalent is required.

If you are currently living overseas, please contact our International Office to check your eligibility to study this module before submitting an application.  They can be contacted at [email protected] .

Closing Date

There will be a closing date but this date is to be advised, however please do not hesitate to submit the RGU paperwork at any time until this date is announced.

If you would like to discuss the module in further detail, please contact  by email the Module Co-ordinators to arrange an informal chat  [email protected]  or Fiona Gibb  [email protected]

Last Updated on 24th August 2020 by Shanice