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, 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.
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