Non-Medical Prescribing Programme

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

Overview Updated 18/10/2018

This module can be undertaken as a stand-alone qualification or as part of a package of modules which together can build to an MSc Advanced Professional Practice Award.​ You can choose to add another module and leave with the Postgraduate Certificate, or can opt to go on and complete more modules to qualify for your Masters.

Course

Highlights

  • Highly popular and sought after part-time module.
  • Take as part of full MSc or standalone module.
  • Eligible to prescribe independently from the British National Formulary on successful completion.

Additional

Information

Available awards

Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (NISP) NMC V300,
Community Practitioner Nurse Formulary Prescriber (CPF) NMC V100,
Non-medical Prescribing for Podiatrists.

Course Details

This module will enable AHPs to demonstrate safe prescribing practice within their own specialty. On successful completion, practitioners will gain academic accreditation and advanced skills required to prescribe safely in line with current professional regulation and thus will be eligible to record the qualification of Independent Prescriber with the HCPC (HCPC 2013).

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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

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

You will need to have been registered with the HCPC 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 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 level 7.

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.

For more information on how to apply for this programme, please visit our “a href=”undergraduate/how-to-apply/”>How to Apply page.

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.

  • 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 Podiatrists, 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 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

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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 18/10/2018

  • This module can be undertaken as a stand-alone qualification or as part of a package of modules which together can build to an MSc Advanced Professional Practice Award.​ You can choose to add another module and leave with the Postgraduate Certificate, or can opt to go on and complete more modules to qualify for your Masters.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Highly popular and sought after part-time module.
    • Take as part of full MSc or standalone module.
    • Eligible to prescribe independently from the British National Formulary on successful completion.
  • This module will enable AHPs to demonstrate safe prescribing practice within their own specialty. On successful completion, practitioners will gain academic accreditation and advanced skills required to prescribe safely in line with current professional regulation and thus will be eligible to record the qualification of Independent Prescriber with the HCPC (HCPC 2013).

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Available awards

    Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (NISP) NMC V300,
    Community Practitioner Nurse Formulary Prescriber (CPF) NMC V100,
    Non-medical Prescribing for Podiatrists.

    • 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 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 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 level 7.

    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.

    For more information on how to apply for this programme, please visit our “a href=”undergraduate/how-to-apply/”>How to Apply page.

    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…
    • 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

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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