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Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing Module

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Code
NSA 3121
Start
January 2018
Duration
11 days of on-campus study plus
10 days supervised learning in practice
See the Overview tab for dates
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
See the Fees and funding tab
Course leader
Mary Clark

Develop the skills and evidence-based knowledge to undertake safe, appropriate and cost-effective prescribing from the community practitioner formulary in our short course designed for Band 5 community nurses working in district nursing, health visiting, school nursing, and community paediatric teams.

Why study the Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing Module at Middlesex University?

Taught by experienced practitioners and lecturers at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to obtain a V150 NMC recordable qualification and be able to prescribe from community practitioner formulary as appropriate to your area of practice.

Delivered through a combination of study days and supervised practice, this course ensures that you not only advance your knowledge and skills base but receive opportunities to apply it within your area of practice. Through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops you will explore a wide range of skills and theories that meet the current legislation and local and national policy, including prescribing for children, the effects of co-morbidity, consultation, therapy, the legal issues relevant to prescribing practice, and professional accountability.

Armed with these valuable skills you will not only enhance your practice and career prospects in district nursing, health visiting, school nursing, and community paediatric nursing, but obtain academic credits at Level 6 to put towards further study if you wish.

Class dates for January 2018 entry

DateTime

Thursday 18 January

09.00 -12.00

Tuesday 23 January

09.00 -12.00

Wednesday 24 January

09.00-16.00

Tuesday 30 January

09.00-16.00

Wednesday 31 January

09.00-16.00

Tuesday 6 February

09.00-12.00

Wednesday 7 February

09.00-16.00

Tuesday 13 February

09.00-16.00

Wednesday 14 February

09.00-16.00

Tuesday 20 February

09.00-16.00

Tuesday 27 February

09.00 -16.00

Tuesday 13 March

09.00 -16.00

Wednesday 25 April - Exam date

09.00-12.00

Wednesday 13 June - Exam re-sit

09.00 -12.00

What will you study on the Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing Module?

Taught by experienced practitioners and lecturers at our London campus, this course will support and challenge you to develop the skills to undertake safe prescribing from the community practitioner formulary through critical exploration of the following subjects:

  • Consultation, decision-making and therapy, including referral
  • Prescribing for different groups including children
  • Influences on and psychology of prescribing
  • Prescribing in a team context
  • Clinical pharmacology, including the effects of co-morbidity
  • Evidence based practice and clinical governance in relation to nurse prescribing
  • Legal, policy and ethical aspects
  • Professional accountability and responsibility
  • Prescribing in the public health context

Assessment

You will be assessed through three main components:

  • Practice assessment
  • 90 minute exam
  • 3,000 word case study
  1. Qualifications
  2. How to apply

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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