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Entry requirements

You can apply for this course if you:

  • have a prescribing budget in place
  • meet specific entry requirements set by the NMC (see below)
  • be approved by Health Board Prescribing Lead and Clinical Manager
  • hold a current criminal identity check to meet specific requirements of their professional body
  • have identified an appropriately qualified designated medical practitioner
  • demonstrate ability to study at academic Level 7
  • recognition of previous learning is not applicable for this programme. Part accreditation of a module, regardless of previous learning or experience, isn't possible

The Nursing and Midwifery Council requires that nurses applying to undertake an independent prescribing programme must:

  • have at least three years’ experience as a practising nurse or specialist community public health nurse and be deemed competent by your employer to undertake the programme
  • of these three years, the year immediately preceding application to the programme must have been in the clinical field in which you intend to prescribe, e.g. Neonatal, mental health
  • part-time workers must have practised for a sufficient period to be deemed competent by their employer

Months of entry

March, September

Course content

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to prescribe safely and appropriately within your area of practice with our PGCert Non-Medical Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives.

This one-year course will equip you with the competency to practise within current legislation as an independent or supplementary non-medical prescriber.

Unfortunately this course is not available to international students.

Information for international students

This course is not available to international students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358