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 Nurse Prescribing course is ideal.
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.
What you'll experience
On this independent and supplementary V300 nurse prescribing course you'll:
- 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
Teaching on this independent and supplementary V300 nurse prescribing course includes:
- online learning
Teaching staff include experts from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health and Care Professions.
How you're assessed
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.
Careers and opportunities
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.
What can you do with a nurse prescribing award?
Previous students have gone on to work in areas including:
- mental health
- minor ailments
- pain management
- travel medicine
- critical care
- 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.