Independent/Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives & Community Public Health Nurses (SNM3223/SNM624)
Who is it for?
This unit is for nurses working in primary and secondary care wanting to qualify as an independent / supplementary prescriber. You must also meet these criteria below:
Overview of content:
What is it about?
This unit enables students to explore the pharmacology of drugs and to examine the issues faced when prescribing in clinical practice as part of an interdisciplinary team. Students are required to undertake supervised clinical practice under the mentorship of a recognised medical practitioner.
How does it enhance practice?
This unit will enable qualified nurses and midwives to critically evaluate the principles underpinning nurse prescribing and to prescribe safely, appropriately, and cost effectively. As a consequence they will fulfil the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) criteria to be recorded in the nursing professional register as an independent/supplementary prescriber.
Mode of Assessment:
The participant will be assessed in both theory and practice.
Clinical competencies will be assessed in the participant´s work place by an experienced medical practitioner and supported through the use of a reflective personal portfolio which demonstrates the application of theory to practice through 2 x 3000 word assignments.
In addition an adapted Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), which is a systematic and detail examination of practice within a simulated learning experience relevant to the participant´s area of practice will be held.
There will also be a written numerical assessment within the context of prescribing practice and a final examination which consists of short answers and multi choice questions
Links to Professional / Academic Award
BMedSci in Primary Care and Public Health
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies
40 credits at level 6 (degree) and 30 credits at level 7 (masters)
1 x study day per week for 26 weeks with an additional 12 days practice based learning
Start Date: 26 September 2019
Attendance Dates: 26.09.19, 03.10.19, 10.10.19, 17.10.19, 24.10.19, 31.10.19, 07,11.19, 14.11.19, 21.11.19, 28.11.19, 05.12.19, 12.12.19, 19.12.19, 26.12.19, 02.01.20, 09.01.20, 23.01.20, 30.01.20, 06.02.20, 13.02.20, 20.02.20, 27.02.20, 05.03.20 - Highlighted dates are for independent study
Application and Funding:
To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by selecting the "apply" link at the top right of this page. Please provide accurate details of your Nurse/Midwifery training qualifications on the online application form, as you may be contacted to clarify these details if it is not clear. You are also required to complete an approval form which will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. All applicants need to have support from their Line Manager and the Non-Medical Prescribing Lead from their NHS Trust. Details can be found on the NMP list of leads from the downloads.
For information on funding options please see here.
If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site. Please see here for a map of the Central Campus.
Programme Leader/Contact Name:
Tel: 0114 222 2043 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is my Non-Medical Prescribing Lead?
The non-medical prescribing lead will confirm local application procedures.