Ulster University

Ulster University

Non-Medical Prescribing

This programme equips nurses with the knowledge to add prescribing to their suite of skills. It permits nurses the opportunities to pursue challenging study in the subject areas of ethics, law and all aspects of pharmacotherapeutics as they apply to Non-Medical Prescribing. Nurses will be able to develop their skills of health assessment to help them to provide holisitc care across a range of conditions, in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards of prescribing. This will both advance practice and promote patient safety and quality of care. Nurses working in a range of professional teams will find the appeal of becoming a V300 prescriber, an essential component of promoting professional acccountability and patient empowerment.

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University's general entry requirements and specific requirements for the course are detailed here: A pre-registration degree in Nursing or Midwifery, a post-registration degree in Nursing, Midwifery or Health Studies/Sciences or an Honours or non-Honours degree in another relevant subject area from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of the skills for evidence based practice; and be entered on the NMC Professional Register as a 1st level Registered Nurse or Midwife; and have a specialist level of knowledge in their area of practice as shown by one of: A Community Nursing qualification; a Specialist Nursing qualification; 3 years' clinical experience including 1 year in the area in which they will prescribe and additional education relevant to their area of practice.

Course modules

Modules include: Health assessment and clinical reasoning; prescribing in practice 7; pharmacotherapeutics in prescribing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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