Taught course

Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing)

University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Due to the nature of the course, there are a number of strict entry requirements for applicants:

  • Registration as nurse or midwife on the live register of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Minimum of 3 years post-registration clinical experience (The required clinical practice experience must have been gained within the past 5 years with at least one year in the area in which prescribing is proposed and excludes time spent undertaking further post registration programmes)
  • Possession of competencies recognised at Level 8 of the NQAI framework
  • Demonstration of continuous professional development and the ability to study at level 8
  • Support from employer and complete Site Declaration form, signed by the Director of Nursing/Midwifery/Public Health
  • Nomination and confirmation of a designated medical practitioner mentor (completed site declaration form signed by the Medical practitioner/Mentor) who will provide the student with supervision support and opportunities including shadowing opportunities during the period of the programme

Months of entry


Course content

The Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing) is a six month course in the UL Department of Nursing & Midwifery that aims to prepare nurses/midwives as independent prescribers enabling them to provide patients with effective access to medications, and expands the role of nurses and midwives in progressing the health care needs of the future.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Liz Kingston