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Community Formulary Prescribing V150, Short Course

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If you’re a registered nurse and don’t hold a specialist practitioner qualification, this course will prepare you to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary (NPF) for Community Practitioners.

About

This course qualifies registered nurses without a specialist practice qualification to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners. It enables inter-professional students to debate, analyse and synthesise key issues within safe prescribing practice and its contribution to healthcare.

You may be interested in this course because:

  • you want to extend your skills in patient care and improve patient access to medicines
  • you want to enhance your professional skills with an approved qualification
  • you want to develop your practice and enhance your career

On successful completion of this programme, you’ll be qualified to prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary within your scope of competence. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as a Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber and your qualification will be recorded on the Nursing and Midwifery professional register.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    15 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • You will submit a 1,500-word assignment, based on a detailed case study, and you’ll sit a 1.5-hour exam. Your employer will also need to assess you as competent at history-taking, assessment and diagnosis; or, if you are not yet competent in these areas, you should at the same time take a course which will enable you to meet this requirement.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

To access this course, you will:
  • intend to practice in an area of clinical need for which prescribing from the Community Formulary will improve client/patient care and service delivery
  • have practiced for enough time (normally at least two years) for you to be deemed competent by your employer in the area in which you intend to practise during the course
  • prove that you are capable of studying at minimum Level 6 (degree level)
  • demonstrate good numeracy skills
  • have the support of your employer, including an identified prescriber who has agreed to provide 65 hours’ supervision for you during the course
  • hold a satisfactory current, enhanced-level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

You have been qualified as a registered nurse for at least two years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1156 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1156 GBP per module and a duration of .
  • EU/EEA

    1156 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1156 GBP per module and a duration of .
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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