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Independent & Supplementary Prescribing (Level 6)



Thursday 14 September 2017 - Thursday 8 February 2018


UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Midwifery

Start Date

September 2017

Service Priority

Advanced Practice


30 Days







This module is based on the Standards for proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers and leads to a recordable qualification (NMC 2006). 

Core Content:

  • Consultation, decision making and therapy, including referral. This includes assessment, history taking, formulation of a working diagnosis with consideration of differential diagnosis and ‘red flags’ and the development of an individual management plan.
  • 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
  • Legal, policy and ethical aspects
  • Professional accountability and responsibility
  • Prescribing in a public health context

Is this course for me?

Students must meet the NMC criteria for admission to the course i.e. must have been qualified for 3 years, the last year should have been in their current area of practice. They must also be able to demonstrate the ability to study at Level 6. 

What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to prepare Nurses to meet the competencies for Independent and Supplementary Prescribing as laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This programme will comprise 26 theory days and 12 supervised practice days (to equate to 12 x 7.5 hour – 6.5 hours (excluding breaks) (NMC 2006). Once students have completed the programme they will be expected to maintain their prescribing competence according to the requirements of their professional body.

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

1st Cohort

14,21,28 September 2017

5,12,19 October

2,9,16,23,30 November

7,14 December

18,25 January 2018

Off Campus Learning

15,29 September

13,20,25 October

3 November

1,8,15 December

12,19,26 January

2 February


1 February


8 February

*Be advised that course dates and timings may change

2nd Cohort

1,8,15,22 March

19,26 April

3,10,17,24 May

7,14,21,29 June

5 July

Off Campus Learning

2,16 March

12,20 April

4,31 May

8,15,22,28 June

6,13 July


12,19 July

*Be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Ann Owen or  Catherine Temple


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