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Nurses play a vital role in healthcare. This specialised professional development course in independent and supplementary prescribing is designed to support your progress in nursing or midwifery. It reflects the specific needs of nurses and employers and aims to educate students in prescribing practices that meet local or national guidelines.
Mode of Study:
University of Bolton
Prescribing medicines is a key area of practice for many nurses and midwives looking to progress professionally and develop a broader skillset. The University of Bolton's Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives V300 professional development course covers all the relevant theoretical areas of independent and supplementary prescribing. You'll explore a wide range of subjects, including clinical pharmacology, the psychology of prescribing and professional accountability, and have the opportunity to complete practice-based learning under the supervision of your Practice Assessor.
Suitable for first-level nurses, midwives or health visitors on the Professional Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, this course offers a comprehensive introduction to independent and supplementary prescribing, split across theoretical learning and practice.
When you have successfully completed the course, you'll possess an understanding of the legal and professional frameworks, enhanced pharmacological knowledge and the ability to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively for all age groups.
This course is validated and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
When you successfully complete the course, you'll be eligible to register your qualification as a Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber with the NMC.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £1,600 for the academic year 2023/24.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
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If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses HE6 - 10 January 2024
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
We take a blended approach offering a combination of face-to-face and online activities, including lectures, workshops, tutorials, role-play, discussions, and e-learning via the virtual learning environment. In classroom sessions, you'll focus mainly on studying the theory of independent and supplementary prescribing.
To cover the fundamentals of practice, we'll expect you to complete 12 days of hands-on experience to develop and demonstrate competence in prescribing within your area of clinical practice. During the course, you'll have access to staff support and meetings with your Academic Assessor at least twice each trimester. However, you'll be primarily responsible for managing your learning and must commit to considerable independent study time.
During assessments, you'll need to demonstrate that you can prescribe medicines safely and effectively for patients within the current legal, ethical and professional frameworks relating to prescribing practice. You'll also need to demonstrate that you're competent to prescribe within the context of your clinical placement. We'll expect you to create a portfolio and reflective learning log relevant to your prescribing practice in your own clinical setting. You'll also sit several written examinations, and your Practice Assessor will assess your communication, consultation and clinical decision-making skills in practice.
|Level one||Coursework 50%, Written exams 50%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 25%, Placement/study abroad 50%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 25%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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