Taught course

Non-Medical Prescribing

Ulster University · School of Nursing

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements and specific requirements for the course are detailed here with further conditions of application available on pre course information available from the HEI i) a pre-registration degree in Nursing or Midwifery, a post-registration degree in Nursing, Midwifery or Health Studies/Sciences or an Honours or non-Honours degree in another relevant subject area from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or (ii) An equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of the skills for evidence based practice; and (ii) Be entered on the NMC Professional Register as a First level Registered Nurse or Midwife; and Have a specialist level of knowledge in their area of practice as shown by one of: (1) a Community Nursing qualification (2) a Specialist Nursing qualification (3) three years clinical experience including one year in the area in which they will prescribe and additional education relevant to their area of practice

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative programme equips nurses with the knowledge to add prescribing to their suite of skills. It permits nurses the opportunities to pursue challenging study in the subject areas of ethics, law and all aspects of pharmacotherapeutics as they apply to Non-Medical Prescribing. Nurses will be able to develop their skills of health assessment to help them to provide holisitc care across a range of conditions, in accordance with NMC Standards of Prescribing. This will both advance practice and promote patient safety and quality of care. Nurses working in a range of prodfessional teams will find the appeal of becoming a V300 prescriber, an essential component of promoting professional acccountability and patient empowerment.

Information for international students

International students must have evidence of achieving an IELTS score of 7 and a score of at least 7 on each of the four aspects of this test.

Fees and funding

The course is fully funded by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS).

Qualification and course duration


part time
9 months


part time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Rosario Baxter
+44 (0) 028 9036 6087