Course Start Dates: September 2021, January 2022 and March 2022.
Independent prescribing is a widely integrated part of healthcare delivery in the UK. Nurses, Midwives and other Allied Healthcare Professionals are prescribing for a range of conditions both acute and long term which has been evaluated as clinically safe and appropriate and is well received by Service Users.
This module is designed to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for prescribing (NMC 2018) and A Competency Framework for all Prescribers (RPS 2016). Registrants who complete the module can demonstrate that they meet the standards and can apply to have their entry on the register recorded as an Independent Prescriber.
Students must be an NMC registered nurse or midwife who has been qualified for at least one year.
Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to study at Level 7. CPD students must evidence 40 credits at level 6 with over 60% achieved overall and/or one 20 credit level 7 module at 50% or more.
Students will normally have completed a physical assessment and history taking module or have a proven track record of the ability to assess and diagnose in their area of practice
Students must have the support of their employer and a suitably qualified and prepared Designated Prescribing Practitioner to fulfil the role of Practice Assessor and a Practice Supervisor who can commit to a minimum of 78 hours of supervision. Both of these professionals must be Independent Prescribers.
You must also have an enhanced DBS check dated within three years of anticipated completion of the programme which is not less than ten months.
This module advances your professional development by drawing on the four pillars of advanced practice: management and leadership, education, research and advanced clinical practice. It reinforces the core principle that advanced practice is a level of practice rather than a particular role.