The UG Credit Practice Certificate in Independent - Supplementary Prescriber Preparation programme from University of Lincoln aims to support the application of theoretical knowledge to practice by incorporating a minimum of 90 hours of supervised clinical experience in which students have the opportunity to work alongside, and are assessed, by their Practice Assessor.
In addition, they receive supervision and guidance via a nominated Practice Supervisor who is also an experienced prescriber. The taught components are therefore developed in clinical practice, enabling students to develop their skills including the specific competencies required to prescribe safely, effectively, and appropriately within their own area of professional clinical expertise (RPS, 2016).
This programme is approved by Nursing and Midwifery Council of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (NMC).
How You Are Assessed
The assessment strategy for the Short Course in Prescriber Preparation comprises:
- Written in-class tests in therapeutics/pharmacology and drug calculations
- Reflective writing and care study (written academic assignments)
- Portfolio of evidence to support achievement of competencies (RPS, 2016) within clinical practice.
All assessment elements must be successfully achieved in order to pass each module; nocompensation will be allowed between assessment elements.
Students must achieve a pass mark of 40% with no individual component mark being below 40%.
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This programme is accessed over a six month period.
The 60-credit course at level 6 (UG level) comprises two modules:
- Individualised Consultation (30 credit module)
- Prescribing Governance (30 credit module)
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Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Applicants must provide evidence that they meet the criteria set by the NMC to undertake an Independent/Supplementary Prescriber Preparation Programme/Short Course:
- You must be a registered nurse (Level 1), a registered midwife or a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) [Part 3, 1.1].
- You must have been registered with the NMC for a minimum of one year prior to application for entry onto the programme [Part 3, 1.7].
- You must have the competence, experience and academic ability to study at the level required [Part 3, 1.5].
- Participation in and successful completion of an NMC approved prescribing programme leads to accreditation at a level equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as a minimum award [Part 3, 5.2].
- You will need to evidence the support for your application from:
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Living costs for Lincoln
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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