Community Practitioner Prescribing (V100 and V150) Short Course

Community Practitioner Prescribing (V100 and V150) Short Course

At UCLan, the Community Practitioner Prescribing course provides two opportunities for registered nurses working in the community to enhance practice through the addition of a prescribing qualification.

The V100 standalone module will prepare those already registered with a Specialist Community Practitioner qualification, to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively from the community practitioner formulary.

The V150 module is for those practitioners who do not hold a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse or Community Specialist Practitioner qualification, but whose responsibilities include assessment, care and management of clients in the community setting. These practitioners will be caseload holders and a clinical need for prescribing from the community practitioner formulary will have been identified.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

ANCILLARY AWARD:Post-Registration

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time

DELIVERY METHOD: Campus

COURSE LENGTH: Part-time: V100 - Six theory days and three practice placement days. V150 - 10 theory days and a minimum of 10 supervised practice placement days

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: September 2020

Entry Requirements:

(V100)

Applicants must provide evidence of meeting the following NMC criteria for eligibility:

  • You must be a registered nurse and/or midwife currently undertaking either the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse programme or Community Specialist Practitioner programme. Alternatively you may already hold a Community Specialist Practice qualification
  • You intend to practice in an area of clinical need for which prescribing from the community practitioner formulary will improve patient/client care and service delivery.

In addition you must have:

  • The approval and support of relevant Clinical Manager/Prescribing Lead
  • Identified a practice supporter who is a practicing prescriber.

(V150)

Applicants must provide evidence of meeting the following NMC criteria for eligibility:

  • You must be a registered nurse and/or midwife.
  • You intend to practice in an area of clinical need for which prescribing from the community practitioner formulary will improve patient/client care and service delivery.
  • You must have practiced for a minimum of two years in the area in which you intend to prescribe
  • You must provide evidence of your ability to study at a minimum of academic level three (degree).

In addition you must provide written confirmation of:

  • The approval and support of your employer, the Clinical Manager, Non-Medical Prescribing Lead as well as written confirmation from a practicing community practitioner nurse prescriber who has agreed to provide supervision for the duration of the programme.

Course Content

NU3237 Community Practitioner Prescribing (V100)

This standalone module will prepare those already registered with a Specialist Community Practitioner qualification, to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively from the community practitioner formulary.

This module attracts 10 level 3 credits and is normally delivered once a year, semester two (January). If there is an increase in demand for places the course may be offered more frequently. This module integrates theory and practice through a combination of taught study days and clinical practice days.

NU3037 Community Practitioner Prescribing (V150)

This module is for those practitioners who do not hold a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse or Community Specialist Practitioner qualification whose responsibilities include assessment, care and management of clients in the community setting. These practitioners will be caseload holders and a clinical need for prescribing from the community practitioner formulary will have been identified.

This module attracts 20 level 3 credits and is normally delivered once a year. However if there is an increase in demand for places the course may be offered more frequently. This module integrates theory and practice through a combination of taught study days and clinical practice days. It can be taken as a free-standing module or as part of the Post Qualifying Framework.

Assessment, decision making and therapy, including:

  • Non-drug treatment/referral
  • Influences on and psychology of prescribing
  • Legal policy and ethical aspects in relation to non-medical prescribing
  • Professional accountability and responsibility in relation to non-medical prescribing
  • Prescribing in the public health context
  • Evidence based practice and clinical governance in relation to non-medical prescribing
  • Prescribing in a team context
  • Prescription writing, numeracy and drug calculations
  • Clinical pharmacology, including the effects of co-morbidity.

Learning Environment & Assessment

Student centred teaching and learning strategies are central to the module design. The sessions are delivered by a very experienced multi-professional team via a range of approaches including lectures, group discussions, case studies, tutorials and online Managed Learning Environment materials. In addition, the opportunity afforded by shared learning will enhance students' educational experience.

Student support from personal tutors, who are members of the module team, will be on-going and includes direct contact, email and telephone.

(V100)

Assessment of the module is in three parts, all of which must be passed in order to successfully complete the module. These are a written examination, a 2000 word reflective portfolio and assessment of competence in practice.

(V150)

Assessment of this module is in three parts, all of which must be passed in order to successfully complete the module. These are a written examination, a 4000 word reflective portfolio and assessment of competence in practice.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Our student selection process is underpinned by  the National  Values Based Recruitment strategy .The selection process has to provide evidence that the future students would aspire to a high standard of excellence in professionalism which is  consistent with the NHS values i.e : working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts.

Application for part-time courses is made directly to the University. Application forms can be obtained from:

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

N.B. No separate application form is needed for those undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse programme or the Community Specialist Practitioner programme.

(V150)
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as support of your employer and non-medical prescribing lead is required.

Application forms are available from your Trust's named non-medical prescribing lead or at Health and Education co-operative.

Community Practitioner Prescribing (V100 & V150). Part-time.

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk