Non-Medical Prescribing Programme

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
6 Months
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 20/11/2018

This is a professional qualification and can be undertaken as a stand-alone module or as part of a package of modules which together can build to an MSc Advanced Clinical Practice* or MSc Advancing Practice* (*subject to validation).

 

Course enquiries

healthcpd@northampton.ac.uk

If you would like further information about the module please contact:

Julie.Holloway@northampton.ac.uk

(NMC registered applicants)

Richard.Thompson@northampton.ac.uk

(HCPC registered applicants)

Course

Highlights

  • Highly popular and sought after part-time module.
  • Take as part of full MSc or as a standalone module.
  • NMC registrants can apply at Level 6 (BSc) or Level 7 (Masters), Level 7 only for HCPC registrants.
  • Eligible to prescribe independently from the British National Formulary on successful completion.

Additional

Information

Available awards

Available awards:
Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (NISP) NMC V300,
Community Practitioner Nurse Formulary Prescriber (CPF) NMC V100,
Supplementary and Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), HCPC.

Course Details

This module will enable Nurses, Midwives and AHPs to demonstrate safe prescribing practice within their own specialty. On successful completion, successful students will gain academic accreditation and advanced skills required to prescribe safely in line with current professional regulations and thus, will be eligible to record the qualification of Independent and Supplementary Prescriber with the NMC or HCPC. Furthermore, you can also either use this qualification as a stand-alone double module or continue your studies by using the 40 credit points towards a Masters qualification at The University of Northampton.

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Careers

Career Opportunities

Whilst offering a nationally recognised qualification recordable with the HCPC enabling practitioners to independently prescribe, you can either use this qualification as a stand-alone double module or continue your studies by using the 40 credit points towards a Masters qualification at The University of Northampton.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

You will need to have been registered with the HCPC or NMC for at least three years and have at least one year of experience working in the area of practice that you want to independently prescribe within, in order to be eligible for this course. You will also need to have the ability to study at level 6 or 7, and, as such, you must provide evidence of recent academic study within your application for the course. If you haven’t been in formal education for some time you may be asked to undertake a pre-enrolment assignment to provide evidence of being able to study at your chosen level. Other forms of acquired previous learning may also be beneficial to your application.

The support of a Designated Medical Practitioner and your manager or prescribing lead will be sought before a place on the course can be confirmed. It is a requirement that a recent DBS check (within last two years) must have been undertaken before prospective students can be accepted onto the course.

Course Content

Methods of Learning

Part time: Blended learning opportunities

6 months for module 26 taught days at University and 12 days practice mentorship.

Assessments

The four items of assessment that must be successfully completed are as follows:

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Facilities &

Special Features

Part time: Blended learning opportunities

Six months for each module: 26 taught days at University and 12 days practice mentorship.

Assessments

The four items of assessment that must be successfully completed are as follows:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating understanding of pertinent Prescribing theory and its application to practice.
  • A numerical assessment (100% pass mark)
  • OSCE assessment
  • Short Answer Pharmacology examination (80% pass mark).

This is a highly popular and sought after part-time course offering a nationally recognised qualification, recordable with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or HCPC for AHPs, and academic accreditation at degree or Masters level (Masters level only for AHPs) you have the option to continue with your life-long learning in order to gain a BSc (Hons) or Masters level award, depending on your profession.

On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to prescribe independently from the British National Formulary in line with current legislation, the joint qualification of Supplementary Prescribing offers the additional option of prescribing within the remit of a defined Clinical Management Plan.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £1,470 (40 credits)
Part Time: £735 per 20 credit module

Please contact the Faculty of Health and Society on 01604 892342.

Funding for these modules may be available from NHS East Midlands, subject to meeting the required criteria through Learning Beyond Registration. For further information please contact: LBR@northampton.ac.uk.

Eligibility criteria please visit http://lbr.eastmidlands.nhs.uk/

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

A merit based scholarship of up to 30% or a £3,000 reduction in the cost of tuition fees for eligible students.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Updated 20/11/2018

  • This is a professional qualification and can be undertaken as a stand-alone module or as part of a package of modules which together can build to an MSc Advanced Clinical Practice* or MSc Advancing Practice* (*subject to validation).

     

    Course enquiries

    healthcpd@northampton.ac.uk

    If you would like further information about the module please contact:

    Julie.Holloway@northampton.ac.uk

    (NMC registered applicants)

    Richard.Thompson@northampton.ac.uk

    (HCPC registered applicants)

    Course

    Highlights

    • Highly popular and sought after part-time module.
    • Take as part of full MSc or as a standalone module.
    • NMC registrants can apply at Level 6 (BSc) or Level 7 (Masters), Level 7 only for HCPC registrants.
    • Eligible to prescribe independently from the British National Formulary on successful completion.
  • This module will enable Nurses, Midwives and AHPs to demonstrate safe prescribing practice within their own specialty. On successful completion, successful students will gain academic accreditation and advanced skills required to prescribe safely in line with current professional regulations and thus, will be eligible to record the qualification of Independent and Supplementary Prescriber with the NMC or HCPC. Furthermore, you can also either use this qualification as a stand-alone double module or continue your studies by using the 40 credit points towards a Masters qualification at The University of Northampton.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Available awards

    Available awards:
    Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (NISP) NMC V300,
    Community Practitioner Nurse Formulary Prescriber (CPF) NMC V100,
    Supplementary and Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), HCPC.

    • Career Opportunities

      Whilst offering a nationally recognised qualification recordable with the HCPC enabling practitioners to independently prescribe, you can either use this qualification as a stand-alone double module or continue your studies by using the 40 credit points towards a Masters qualification at The University of Northampton.

  • You will need to have been registered with the HCPC or NMC for at least three years and have at least one year of experience working in the area of practice that you want to independently prescribe within, in order to be eligible for this course. You will also need to have the ability to study at level 6 or 7, and, as such, you must provide evidence of recent academic study within your application for the course. If you haven’t been in formal education for some time you may be asked to undertake a pre-enrolment assignment to provide evidence of being able to study at your chosen level. Other forms of acquired previous learning may also be beneficial to your application.

    The support of a Designated Medical Practitioner and your manager or prescribing lead will be sought before a place on the course can be confirmed. It is a requirement that a recent DBS check (within last two years) must have been undertaken before prospective students can be accepted onto the course.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    Methods of Learning

    Part time: Blended learning opportunities

    6 months for module 26 taught days at University and 12 days practice mentorship.

    Assessments

    The four items of assessment that must be successfully completed are as follows:

    Read more

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    Part time: Blended learning opportunities

    Six months for each module: 26 taught days at University and 12 days practice mentorship.

    Assessments

    The four items of assessment that must be successfully completed are as follows:

    • A Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating understanding of pertinent Prescribing theory and its application to practice.
    • A numerical assessment (100% pass mark)
    • OSCE assessment
    • Short Answer Pharmacology examination (80% pass mark).

    This is a highly popular and sought after part-time course offering a nationally recognised qualification, recordable with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or HCPC for AHPs, and academic accreditation at degree or Masters level (Masters level only for AHPs) you have the option to continue with your life-long learning in order to gain a BSc (Hons) or Masters level award, depending on your profession.

    On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to prescribe independently from the British National Formulary in line with current legislation, the joint qualification of Supplementary Prescribing offers the additional option of prescribing within the remit of a defined Clinical Management Plan.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £1,470 (40 credits)
    Part Time: £735 per 20 credit module

    Please contact the Faculty of Health and Society on 01604 892342.

    Funding for these modules may be available from NHS East Midlands, subject to meeting the required criteria through Learning Beyond Registration. For further information please contact: LBR@northampton.ac.uk.

    Eligibility criteria please visit http://lbr.eastmidlands.nhs.uk/

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    A merit based scholarship of up to 30% or a £3,000 reduction in the cost of tuition fees for eligible students.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour