Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module level: 6 and 7
Module credits: 15 credits
This course is for Specialist Community Practitioner Nurses (who have previously undertaken a Community Specialist Practice Course). On successful completion you will be able to prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners.
Are you a nurse with a specialist community practitioner qualification? Successfully completing this course will qualify you to prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners, and to be registered accordingly with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Our Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing course is delivered alongside the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course for health visitor and school nurse students, plus those students on a district nursing pathway. This integrated approach enables you to gain a great deal of knowledge and information from the wider arena supplied by students studying in practice across the counties.
There are 4 full days of face-to-face teaching, covering the 3 domains of the single-competency framework for all prescribers (as identified by the National Prescribing Centre). You will need the agreed support, in advance, of a practising supervisor who is also a registered prescriber for this formulary. Although attendance to the 4 days is essential, we also have a contemporary Virtual Learning Environment and face to face workshop’s to augment the learning. This gives a wider experience on working through case scenarios and clinical decision making, moving into Minor Illnesses.
You will submit coursework, sit an exam and have your competence assessed over 25 hours. This is in accordance with the NMC standards for prescribing for nurses and midwives (2006).
You’ll be a nurse with a specialist community practitioner qualification and have agreed, in advance, a practicing supervisor (a registered prescriber for this formulary) to observe and assess you in practice.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
To access this course, you will:
Short course continuing professional development ()
February 2017, September 2017
Short course continuing professional development (Half day, 1 day)
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