What is special about this course?
The aim of this course is to prepare nurses, midwives, paramedics and allied health professionals (physiotherapists, chiropodists, podiatrists & therapeutic radiographers) to gain the qualification of Independent and Supplementary Prescriber and for diagnostic radiographers and dieticians as Supplementary Prescribers.
Successful completion of the course will allow practitioners to prescribe safely and competently within the context of their professional role and related legislation.
- Course delivery using the University’s virtual learning environment
- Opportunity for inter-professional learning
- Registration with professional regulatory body as a prescriber
- Forms part of the advanced practice route
- You must have valid registration on your professional register, maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- A minimum of three years' post-registration experience relevant to the practice in which you will be prescribing is also required. Of these three years, the year immediately preceding application to the programme must have been in the clinical field in which you intend to practice prescribing
- You must also provide written confirmation prior to programme commencement, from a designated medical practitioner (DMP), of an agreement to provide opportunities to develop competencies in prescribing during the required term of supervised practice. A DMP is a practitioner who meets the eligibility criteria described by the National Prescribing Centre
- You must provide evidence of your current PVG clearance in order to undertake this course
- You will be required to provide evidence of your ability to study at degree level (minimum SCQF level 9)
- All applicants must have employer confirmation of support prior to applying for the programme
- Non-medical prescribing (40 credits)
How will I study my course?
- Part-time (structured)
- You will study through supported online learning, accessing materials via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) and attending face-to-face study days at one of our campuses. Some of the learning will be delivered using webinar based learning that can be accessed remotely
- There is a requirement to undertake a minimum of 78 hours supervised practice-based learning within your own organisation/place of work
How long will my course last?
- Part-time (structured): 20 week programme
Where can I study my course?
- Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Inverness - and Stornoway - for administrative purposes, all applications will be processed through Inverness
Students wishing to study the CPD Non-Medical Prescribing as part of the MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Professional Practice should click here to apply via the course page.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate CPD award:
Scottish/EU fee status
Rest of the UK
CPD award (40 credit module)
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.