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Prescribing for Nurses - Independent and Supplementary (V300) (Level 7)

University of Portsmouth

8 months
Duration
1800 GBP/full
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About

Are you an experienced practising nurse looking to improve the care you provide for your patients, and qualify as an independent and supplementary nurse prescriber? If so, this V300 (Level 7) Nurse Prescribing course is ideal.

Overview

Overview

On the course, you'll develop your legal, ethical, professional, pharmacology and therapeutics knowledge. You'll get a thorough understanding of the scope of your practice and develop the skills to safely prescribe to your patients.

When you complete the course successfully, you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an independent/supplementary nurse prescriber.

Work experience and career planning

When you complete this independent and supplementary V300 nurse prescribing course you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a nurse independent/supplementary prescriber.

Once registered, you'll be able to prescribe independently and in supplementary partnership with a medical or dental prescriber and the patient.

If you don't register your prescribing award within 5 years of completing the course you'll need to complete the course again before you can register as a prescriber.

Previous students have gone on to work in areas including:

  • mental health
  • rheumatology
  • minor ailments
  • pain management
  • nutrition
  • travel medicine
  • critical care
  • cardiology
  • renal disease
  • HIV medicine
  • primary care

You can also use your qualification in this Prescribing for Nurses course to get entry to higher level courses in subjects such as advanced nursing practice or advanced clinical practice.

You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

Teaching and programme assessment

Teaching on this independent and supplementary V300 nurse prescribing course includes:

  • online learning
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • practice
  • simulation

Teaching staff include experts from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health and Care Professions.

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written examinations in pharmacology and calculations
  • a written assignment
  • a portfolio of competencies and reflective accounts

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You'll have access to mock exam questions and feedback, as well as online support packages for you to test your own knowledge.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. 

Programme Structure

What you’ll experience

  • Learn the skills and knowledge you need to qualify as an independent and supplementary prescriber within a clinical setting
  • Earn 30 credits you can put towards other qualifications
  • Build your practice in our clinical skills suite with our human patient simulators and our Anatomage virtual dissection table
  • Develop your legal, ethical and professional knowledge and skills on topics relevant to pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Build your understanding of evidence-based practice
  • Learn from experts in the University's School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health and Care Professions
  • Get support from experienced clinical supervisors in practice
  • Start in September or January and study for 8 months
  • Commit to 26 days of study, spending 9 days at the University
  • Complete 12 sessions of supervised practice

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

Start date:

  • September 2022

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a first-level nurse or specialist community public health nurse for a minimum of 1 year prior to application. Applicants are to be professionally practising in an environment where there is an identified need to regularly prescribe, and be able to demonstrate support from their employer/sponsor, line manager, non medical prescribing lead and practice supervisor and assessor. All applicants should be capable of safe and effective practice at a level of proficiency appropriate to the module/programme undertaken and their intended area of prescribing practice in the following areas: Clinical Health assessment, Diagnostics/care management, Planning and evaluation of care. All offers are subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking components, and 6.5 in the Writing component.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    1800 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1800 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/short-courses-and-cpd/prescribing-for-nurses

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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