Taught course

Non-Medical Prescribing (NMC Award)

University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You must be working in a relevant clinical setting for the past year or more and be NMC registered, with no restrictions on working practice. You will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of ability to study at level 6 or 7. You will need a Designated Medical Practitioner who agrees to formally support you through this programme of study. If you are employed, you will need support from your line manager and NMP Lead for clinical experience and study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

While gaining a Nursing and Midwifery Council-accredited qualification, on this course you will underpin your theoretical learning with supervised practice. Studying one day per week over a period of 21 taught days for a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification, you will enhance your ability to provide holistic care that meets the requirements of patients within clinical work settings.

Designed for nurses, midwives and/or specialist public health nurses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to become a safe non-medical prescriber and undertake the role of an Independent or Supplementary Non-Medical Prescriber. This will enhance your ability to provide holistic care that meets the requirements of patients within clinical work settings.

On the programme you will learn about drug actions, interactions and reactions, as well as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. You will learn how to utilise relevant evidence-based theories when making prescribing decisions and will develop a critical understanding of factors that underpin safe, appropriate and cost effective prescribing. You will improve your personal approach to assessment, history-taking and the interpretation of diagnostic indicators, and you will develop your understanding of legal, professional and ethical issues.

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Applicants must have at least three years experience as a practising nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse and at least the preceding year should have been spent working in the clinical field within which they wish to prescribe.

Course contact details

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