Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD001933
Module level: 6
Module credits: 15 credits
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.
Register your interest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch as soon as applications are open.
Alternatively, if you are a specialist community practitioner nurse, you can apply for our Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing module
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
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)
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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