Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Nursing (Non-Medical Prescribing)

The aim of this programme is to prepare safe and effective practitioners, who are competent to prescribe within a legal and ethical context. This programme provides students with high-quality teaching that is informed by current research and scholarship. Students are mentored by a designated medical practitioner for the duration of the programme.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2.2 Honours degree in Nursing, Midwifery or Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. Candidates who hold a recognised qualification, approved by the University as being a suitable alternative to a primary degree, may be considered for entry onto the programme. Please refer to Special Features section for additional information.

Course modules

The Postgraduate Certificate comprises three compulsory modules. All students must undertake two modules: Pharmacotherapeutics for Prescribing and Prescribing in Practice. Students who have not completed a Health Assessment module previously must also take Health Assessment (NMP7002). Students may claim an exemption from the Health Assessment module, in which case they will be awarded a professional qualification only and not an academic award.

Assessment methods

In addition to examinations and written assignments, students are also required to complete a clinical competency workbook.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

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Key information

Programme Coordinator
Telephone number: 
(0)28 9097 5743