University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Non-Medical Prescribing for Nurses

We have provided a multi-professional, flexible, part-time course which will prepare nurses, midwives, health visitors designated by law for their roles as non-medical prescribers. Successful completion of the course allows you to seek to have your qualification recorded by the professional body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Entry requirements

Evidence of prior successful study at level 6 and within 6 years of the course start date.

Course modules

Modules include: Pharmacology for Prescribing (Core 10 credits at level 6); principles of prescribing in the context of nursing, midwifery and health visiting (Core 20 credits at level 7); developing clinical skills for non medical prescribing through work based learning (Core 10 credits at level 7).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Examination; viva (spoken assessment); portfolio of evidence; competency profile.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Award Part-time - 3 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West
Fusehill Street, Carlisle Carlisle CA1 2HH North East

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144