Non-Medical Prescribing, Standalone module

  • Application Deadline
  • 38 days
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The Non-Medical Prescribing course provides a programme of preparation for registered nurses and midwives to prescribe safely and competently as independent prescribers.


The course introduces pharmacology, legal and ethical prescribing, interpersonal skills and quality assurance aspects of prescribing. These are underpinned by reflection on your own experience, evaluation of your own performance and application of theory to practice. It also enables participants to be aware of current developments within non-medical prescribing in the UK.

Programme Structure

The course consists of 12 taught and 14 e-learning days. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 12 days (84 hours) supervised practice.
  • The course assessment comprises a:

    • Formative and summative objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) (Pass/Fail).
    • Formative and summative Numeracy assessment (Pass/Fail).
    • Formative and summative Pharmacology assessment (Pass/Fail).
    • Portfolio of prescribing evidence (Graded)
    • Completion of 12 days (84 hours) supervised practice (Pass/Fail)

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 38 days
    • Credits
      40 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      • Attendance
        Regular mandatory meetings
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    English Language Requirements

    This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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    Academic Requirements

    • Have an Honours degree, or be able to provide evidence of your potential to study at M Level.
    • Have successfully completed a history-taking and assessment module or be deemed competent in practice to take a history and make a diagnosis for the conditions for which they will prescribe.
    • Have a current satisfactory full enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check (within the last three years).
    • Have current Occupational Health Screening.
    • Have the written support of your employer for you to undertake the Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) short course.
    • For more information, please visit the programme website

    Work Experience

    At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

    • Have at least three years post-registration experience and be deemed competent by your employer to undertake the course. Of these three years, the year immediately preceding application to the course must have been in the clinical field in which you intend to prescribe
    • Be a Registered Nurse, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse or Midwife whose name is held on the relevant part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.

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