Clinical skills CPD
Non-Medical Prescribing: NMC registration
This course is suitable for Nurses aiming to attain the prescribing dual qualification; Independent and Supplementary Prescribing.
September 2021 / January 2022
City Campus / MS Teams
£2400 (L6); £2000 (L7)
The N-MP module is 40 credits offered at both Level 6 (Degree) and Level 7 (Masters).
The programme will cover the key areas of competency required by the NMC and set out in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society document (RPS 2016) A Single Competency Framework for all Prescribers. By the end of the programme the student must be able to evidence and/or demonstrate competency in the following areas:
1. Assess the patient
2. Consider the options
3. Reach a shared decision
5. Provide information
6. Monitor and review
7. Prescribe safely
8. Prescribe professionally
9. Improve prescribing practice
10. Prescribe as part of a team
The length of study is 6 months with 26 days of taught sessions and 12 days (90 hours) in practice.
*Delivered via a blended approach that includes online teaching and learning, digital learning and on campus sessions. If a further lockdown is necessary then delivery will be continued and supported via online and digital learning. We therefore require you to have access and the ability to MS Teams.
Everything you need to know
The applicant must:
- Be registered on an appropriate part of the NMC register
- Have been a qualified practitioner for a minimum of 12 months
- Have a valid and clean Disclosure Barring Service certificate issued within 3 years or subscribe to annual update service.
- Have support from a designated Practice Supervisor (PS) and a designated Practice Assessor (PA) for the duration of the course.
- Have evidence of some level 6 credit study for L6 study option or a 120 credits at level 6 for level 7 (Masters) study option
- Support from your line manager and commitment to programme attendance.
The PA and the PS must be named prior to the start of the course. The area of student practice must be going to benefit from the ability of the applicant to prescribe. The local trust/organisation Non-Medical Prescribing Coordinator/Lead should be aware of and approve the application.
Remote Learning Prerequisites:
To undertake the course you must have access to a PC/laptop/device that has access to the internet and has sufficient memory and software to run MS Teams. It is recommended that this is run via the App rather than in a web browser. You will need to have practiced using this app and be able to use your webcam.
More information about how MS Teams will be used can be found here.
Students are assessed via a combination of formal exams, case studies, presentations, seminars, personal learning contracts (in the form of a portfolio of learning) and a practice-based patient consultation event.