If you’re a registered nurse and don’t hold a specialist practitioner qualification, this course will prepare you to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary (NPF) for Community Practitioners.
This course qualifies registered nurses without a specialist practice qualification to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners. It enables inter-professional students to debate, analyse and synthesise key issues within safe prescribing practice and its contribution to healthcare.
You may be interested in this course because:
On successful completion of this programme, you’ll be qualified to prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary within your scope of competence. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as a Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber and your qualification will be recorded on the Nursing and Midwifery professional register.
You will submit a 1,500-word assignment, based on a detailed case study, and you’ll sit a 1.5-hour exam. Your employer will also need to assess you as competent at history-taking, assessment and diagnosis; or, if you are not yet competent in these areas, you should at the same time take a course which will enable you to meet this requirement.
Registered nurses who do not already hold a specialist practitioner qualification.
Plus an exam day (TBC) and ten days of clinical placement
Please note that all dates are currently tentative and subject to change. Teaching dates and times will be confirmed in July.
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.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
To access this course, you will:
Short course continuing professional development (6 weeks)
September 2018, January 2019
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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