Non-Medical Prescribing

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Continue your professional development as a registered health practitioner. Cover legal issues, pharmacokinetics, controlled drugs and more. Become a qualified v300 prescriber. 

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This programme is for post-qualified and registered health practitioners, mainly nurses and midwives. As such, the philosophy of the underpinning education is that of continuing professional development.

Non-medical prescribing (NMP) is an area of professional development, which may be an essential component of specialist and advanced practice for health professionals. As such it forms part of career structures and is commissioned by organisations that require NMP for job roles.

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to become a qualified V300 prescriber.

Why us?

  • Successful completion of this programme will enable you to become a qualified V300 prescriber

Course structure

Teaching will be a range of workshops, seminars and lectures.

You will be assessed by:

  • Numeracy exam
  • Written exam
  • OSCE
  • Clinical competencies
  • Essay
  • Clinical management plan

Topics covered include:

  • Professional Accountability
  • Legal Issues
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Prescribing Issues
  • Supporting Parents with Young Children
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Prescribing for Specialist Groups
  • Interactions and Comorbidities
  • Controlled Drugs
  • Renal Impairment
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

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This course will take place in the Sciences Complex, which contains the Living Lab, an integrated facility, supported with IT connectivity that enables a range of patient journeys and scenarios to be modelled. 

Entry requirements

Application process:

Information required:

  • NMC PIN (this will be checked by our administration team to ensure current registration with the NMC and no restrictions)
  • Applicants must be must be a registered first level nurse and/or specialist community public health nurse
  • Applicants must have at least three years’ experience as a practising nurse or specialist community public health nurse and be deemed competent by their employer to undertake the programme.
  • Of these three years, the year immediately preceding application to the programme must have been in the clinical field in which they intend to prescribe, eg. neonates, mental health. Part-time workers must have practised for a sufficient period to be deemed competent by their employer
  • Applicants must provide evidence via the Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL) process of their ability to study at minimum academic level six (degree)
  • Evidence from employer of their support for them to undertake the preparation programme.- suitability to prescribe (The applicant has been assessed as competent to take a history, undertake a clinical assessment, and diagnose, before being put forward)
  • Applicants must identify a designated medical practitioner who meets eligibility criteria for medical supervision of nurse prescribers and who has agreed to provide the required term of supervised practice.
  • The trust non-medical prescribing lead must sign to accept applicants on to the preparation of prescribers education programme.
  • Satisfactory DBS in last 3 years
  • Successful completion of a 20 question numeracy exam (80% pass mark)
  • Students wishing to undertake this programme must demonstrate ability to study at Level 6

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £1400, HEE funding may be available subject to conditions.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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