Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing, Certificate | University of Derby | Buxton, United Kingdom
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Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing

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Undertake a thorough history, including medication history and current medication (including over-the-counter, alternative and complementary health therapies) to inform diagnosis University of Derby offers the Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing programme. 


Key facts

Understand and apply the relevant legislation to the practice of nurse prescribingCritically appraise, use sources of information/advice and decision support systems in prescribing practiceUnderstand the influences that can affect prescribing practice, and demonstrate your understanding by managing your prescribing practice in an ethical wayUnderstand and apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice 

University of Derby's Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing programme will teach you more about this topic. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Articulate some of the key principles of pharmacology applicable to nurse prescribing practice
  • Appraise key professional, ethical and legal issues while reflecting on the roles, relationships, team working and influences on prescribing practice
  • Critically apply assessment and consultation models, incorporating evidence-based practice to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively

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20 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

To undertake this module you must:

  • Be an NMC registered nurse intending to practice in an area of clinical need for which prescribing from the Community Practitioner Formulary will improve patient / client care and service delivery
  • Have a professional qualification (Diploma, Degree or equivalent)
  • Hold a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Hold a minimum of two years appropriate clinical experience as a registered nurse.
  • Have appropriate background knowledge and experience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to study at academic level 6 (degree level)
  • Be able to demonstrate approval and support from your employer / sponsor, including confirmation that you’ll have appropriate supervised practice in the clinical area in which you are expected to practice
  • Have an approved Mentor or Practice Teacher
  • Be professionally practising in a post relevant for community prescribing

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