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This programme has been designed for nurses, midwives, mental health nurses and Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCHPN) who wish to qualify for the Nursing and Midwifery Council recordable qualification of Independent Prescriber.
This course will include the Non-Medical Prescribing module with the Physical Health and Wellbeing module or the Advanced Physical Assessment module.
Over the course of the programme, you will:
Successful completion of the programme will result in the V300 recordable qualification of independent prescriber.
A range of assessment strategies will be used to develop your professionalism including reflection and discussion as well as group presentations. Teaching will utilise online resources and lectures, and discussion groups involving critical incident analysis.
Formative and summative assessment will be used throughout through Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), examinations and assignments.
The Physical Health and Wellbeing module is a summative assessment through a written examination of multiple choice and structured questions (1 hour and 15 minutes).
The Physical Assessment module is a summative assessment through an OSCE with focused and general assessment of key systems taught.
The Non-Medical Prescribing module will be examined through a multiple choice and short answer examination of pharmacology and numeracy and prescription as well as through a 3,000 word assignment. You will also have to successfully complete a Clinical Assessment Document following 12 days of supervised clinical practice with a designated assessor.
For how to apply and teaching dates, please refer to the individual module pages:
Please note that once you are undertaking the physical assessment course you will need to apply for the non-medical prescribing course and must submit the entry criteria. If you successful at interview and offered a place on the non-medical prescribing course, this will be on condition that you are successful on the physical assessment module.
The fees* below refer to the 2024/25 academic year unless otherwise stated.
£63 per credit
£3,600 for 60 credits
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.