Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V150)
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
Upon successful completion of the course you will be recorded as a Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber with the NMC.
Fees and Funding for 2021/22
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home student: £770
This module attracts Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF by the following schemes:
|How to apply||
To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
You should be a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Nurse, and be suitably experienced in your field of practice. You should be capable of safe and effective practice at a level of proficiency appropriate to the programme, and your intended area of prescribing practice. This should be evidenced in your application form and in your references from your employer.
You will need the support of a Supervisor / supervisors who hold a prescribing qualification. You will also need to identify a suitable practice assessor who should not be the same person as your supervisor. The assessor should hold a relevant Nurse Prescribing qualification. The Standards for Student Supervision and assessment (NMC, 2018) should be referred to for further information.
A valid Placement Audit should be in place (please note that this requires updating every two years). Private companies should be CQC registered, and we may have to undertake a placement audit in line with the course requirements..
The above must be evidenced in your application form.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Written Examination
- Assessed Placement
Successful completion of this module will earn you 10 level 6 credits