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Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V150)

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Who the course is aimed at

The course is aimed at registered nurses who do not hold a Specialist Practitioner Qualification. You must intend to practise in an area of clinical need, where prescribing from the Community Practitioner Formulary will improve patient care and service delivery.

Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient.

  • Nurse prescribing improves patient care through timely access to medicines and treatment. Patients report a high level of satisfaction in nurse prescribing
  • Prescribing can increase nurses’ autonomy, independence and job satisfaction
  • Nurse prescribing can also improve service efficiency within organisations, reducing unnecessary appointments with GP’s

What you learn

The aim of this course is to prepare you to prescribe safely and effectively from the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary for Community Practitioners.

General areas covered

  • Developing consultation skills
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Evidence based practice
  • Professional Accountability and responsibility
  • Team working and prescribing
  • Ethical legal and policy issues

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

  • A combination of interactive, lecturer directed and student directed study will be used to support your learning
  • Working alongside your mentor you to gain valuable experience in practice. This builds on your learning from the taught sessions and self-directed learning

Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the course you will be recorded as a Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber with the NMC.

Fees and Funding for 2020/21

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £770

International students: £1,140 - this is a part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

How to apply

To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • You must be a Registered Nurse and have been registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for a minimum of 2 years.

    • You will need to demonstrate evidence of recent study at minimum level 5 (within the past 5 years).  If there is no evidence of recent study, the following reflective account should be submitted to the Module Leader Lisa Paduch at -  'Discuss and reflect on why Nurse Prescribing is important in your current role'.  The piece of writing should be undertaken with academic referencing and be 500 words in length.

    • You will need the support of a qualified Mentor or Practice Teacher who has been a Nurse prescriber for a minimum of 3 years.  The Mentor / Practice Teacher should hold a current Mentor Update (this must be valid for the duration of your studies).  A valid Placement Audit should be in place (please note that this requires updating every two years).

    The above must be evidenced in your application form.


  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    The planned module delivery as below:  
     • September 2020, with attendance required at the University on 23rd September, 7th October, 46th November, 18th November, 2nd December and 16th December 2019.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Examination
    • Case Study
    • Assessed Placement

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 10 level 6 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Lisa Paduch - or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2372

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