We offer a range of profession-specific modules at both level 6 and level 7 leading to a prescribing qualification. The modules aim to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to become a non-medical prescriber, at present these include the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved programmes and the HCPC approved programme for podiatrists (from February 2017, subject to HCPC approval).
Available awards are:
- Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (NISP) NMC V300
- Community Practitioner Nurse Formulary Prescriber (CPF) NMC V100
- Non-medical Prescribing for Podiatrists
If you are a Nurse, please contact the programme leader, Julie Holloway, for further information.
If you are a Podiatrist, please contact the module leader, Richard Thompson, for further information.
- numeracy examination
- 20 question (short answer) applied pharmacology examination
- an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
- completion of competency based practice portfolio
Facilities and Special Features
- this is a highly popular and sought after part-time programme offering a nationally recognised qualification, recordable with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or HCPC for Podiatrists (from February 2017, subject to HCPC approval), and academic accreditation at degree or Masters level (Masters level only for Podiatrists)
- 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 programme, 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
How to apply
Both Nurses and Podiatrists need to have been registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a first level nurse*, for at least three years and have considerable experience working in the area of practice that they want to independently prescribe. You will also need to demonstrate that you can study at the appropriate academic level and must provide evidence of recent academic study when you apply for this course. The support of an identified named medical practitioner and your manager/prescribing lead will be sought before a place on the course can be confirmed. It is also a requirement that a recent Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check must have been taken within the last three months before you can be accepted onto the course.
If you have not taken a programme of study to prepare you in diagnosis and physical assessment, your employer is responsible for confirming that you are competent in taking clinical assessment, history and diagnosis and that you are able to demonstrate appropriate numeracy skills equivalent to a pass at GCSE.
* Where the term ‘Nurse’ is used, the term also applies to registrants who appear on Parts 1 (Nurses), Part 2 (Midwives) and Part 3 (Specialist Community Public Health Nurses).
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
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 on eligibility criteria please visit http://lbr.eastmidlands.nhs.uk/