While gaining a Nursing and Midwifery Council-accredited qualification, on this course you will underpin your theoretical learning with supervised practice.
Designed for nurses, midwives and/or specialist public health nurses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to become a safe non-medical prescriber and undertake the role of an Independent or Supplementary Non-Medical Prescriber. This will enhance your ability to provide holistic care that meets the requirements of patients within clinical work settings.
On the programme you will learn about drug actions, interactions and reactions, as well as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. You will learn how to utilise relevant evidence-based theories when making prescribing decisions and will develop a critical understanding of factors that underpin safe, appropriate and cost effective prescribing. You will improve your personal approach to assessment, history-taking and the interpretation of diagnostic indicators, and you will develop your understanding of legal, professional and ethical issues.
- Pharmacology for Prescribing
- Prescribing Practice
This is a part-time course and you will study one day per week over a period of 21 taught days.
You will learn through a blended approach that includes a variety of methods, such as individual support tutorials, lectures, online learning, reflection, library study and visits to professional areas where prescribing practices are undertaken. This will enable you to achieve the NMC standards of proficiency for prescribing.
The modules at the chosen level of study are assessed using a variety of methods including written exams, online assessments, OSCEs and case studies. You will also be required to create a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating clinical competency within a non-medical prescribing role.
- You must be working in the relevant clinical setting for the past year or more
- You must be registered with the NMC and have no restrictions on working practice
- You will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of the ability to study at your chosen level
- You will need a Designated Medical Practitioner who agrees to formally support you through this programme of study
- If you are employed, you will need support from your line manager and NMP Lead for clinical experience and study.
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Progression through this award will enable practitioners to link learning to their revalidation and online portfolio of CPD, demonstrating evidence of professional development in safe prescribing practices.