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Prescribing from the Community Practitioner Formulary Programme (V150) - 15 credits - Module

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This course will prepare you to prescribe safely and competently from the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary for Community Practitioners to facilitate meeting the needs of your clients/patients and carers with whom you work. Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to apply for annotation against an entry on the NMC register as a nurse or midwife prescriber. 

  • Level Short Course
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City South
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

This course will prepare you to prescribe safely and competently from the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary for Community Practitioners to facilitate meeting the needs of your clients/patients and carers with whom you work. Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to apply for annotation against an entry on the NMC register as a nurse or midwife prescriber. 

This course is not open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

Our evidence-based curriculum will empower you to develop and maintain high quality, safe and effective interdisciplinary provision prescribing. The course learning outcomes are written to ensure that they are applied to adult, mental health, learning disabilities, children’s nursing, midwifery and also SCPHN/DN. We use technology to enhance your learning through lectures, seminars, skills, simulation and virtual learning. Engagement of practice partners and service users in all areas of learning, teaching and assessment is integral to our approach.

Key aspects of the course are the practice assessment document including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Competency Framework for all Prescribers; personal development planning; reflective practice; and pharmacology examination. In line with PSRB requirements, there will be a written pharmacology examination with a pass mark of 80% and a numeracy assessment with a pass mark of 100%.

The course is available to practitioners working in both the NHS and Independent sector. You must meet NMC entry criteria alongside any specific entry requirements set by your employer. Nurses and midwives must register the award with the NMC within five years of successfully completing the course. If you fail to do this, you will have to retake and successfully complete the course in order to qualify and register your award as a prescriber.

Why Choose Us?

  • NMC approved programme
  • One of the largest providers of prescribing programmes within the region
  • Multi-professional learning opportunities
  • Excellent working partnerships with many health care providers across the region
  • Consistently well evaluated programme via student feedback
  • High rate of student achievement

Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

Fees & How to Apply

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  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2023

Pathway: Level 6

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 1 day a week over 7 weeks
  • £872

Award: Module

Starting: Jun 2023

Pathway: Level 6

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 1 day a week over 7 weeks
  • £872 in 2022/23

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2023

Pathway: Level 7

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 1 day a week over 7 weeks
  • £872

Award: Module

Starting: Jun 2023

Pathway: Level 7

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 1 day a week over 7 weeks
  • £872

International students

Sorry, this course is not available to International students.

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

Entry requirements

The course is available to first level registered nurses working in both the NHS and independent sector who do not hold a specialist practitioner qualification. All applicants must meet Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards and those working within the NHS must have the written support from their Trust. A current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required and without this there may be a delay in commencement of educationally-led practice.  

How to apply

You will need to apply using the regional application form which is obtainable from the trust NMP lead or contact programme lead for more information. 

Course in Depth

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Course structure

The course will be taught over 10 days using a variety of teaching methods. This will be 1 day per week at university over a 3 month period. 

The equivalent of 10 days educationally led practice in own area of work.

Assessment

Assessments are set by the NMC as follows:

The assessment strategy comprises:

1. Invigilated examination consisting of:

  • Part A - Short answer and multiple-choice questions (pass mark 80 per cent)
  • Part B - Drug calculation scenarios and multiple-choice questions (pass mark 100 per cent)

2. Completion of a prescribing workbook

3. Completion of educationally led education practice which includes:

  • The successful achievement of 15 Standards of Proficiency
  • Completion of 10 days (65 hours equivalent) educationally-led practice

Course Specifications

Level 6

Level 7

Facilities & Staff

 

Our Facilities

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding our facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice.

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that you learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. Alongside physical spaces such as a mock operating theatre and wards, we also make use of online and virtual technology, such as our virtual ward and virtual case creator.

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Centre for Skills and Simulation

The Centre for Skills and Simulation offers a range of different spaces which replicate situations that you will encounter in practice. These include hospital wards, an operating theatre and a home environment room.

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. The hospital wards can be adapted from low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

The home environment room is the perfect space for teaching communications skills and allows us to simulate a community setting for our students. It is particularly useful for mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and midwives.

Simulation Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and simulation babies (SIM babies) which are anatomically correct manikins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills. The manikins contain software which replicates real symptoms, and can manipulate indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM man can even ‘talk’ to the students as they are treating him, to add another dimension to learning.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

Katharine Hardware

Programme Director, Non-Medical Prescribing.

Katharine teaches on the following courses: Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health professionals (V300) at Levels 6 and 7 Prescribing from the Community Practitioner Formulary (V150)

More about Katharine

Enquiries

Course enquiries

For any enquiries about this course please contact Rachel Hogan on: