Community practitioner prescribing, V150, NU3150 Short Course

Community practitioner prescribing, V150, NU3150 Short Course
At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

10 theory days and a minimum of 10 supervised practice placement days. Supported by E-Learn. (20 credits at level 6)


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort: January 2020

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content and have the support of the Nurse Prescribing Lead.

Course Content

Course Outline:
This module aims to provide practitioners who work in the community setting but who do not hold a Community Nursing Specialist Practitioner qualification with the knowledge and skills required to meet NMC (2006) standards and proficiencies for Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (V150).

On successful completion of the module and subsequent notification to the NMC practitioners will be recorded on the NMC register as Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (V150).

The module will include:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and care management including non-drug treatment/referral
  • Influences on and psychology of prescribing: Prescribing in a team context including role and function of other team members, documentation and communication mechanisms; Audit, monitoring and evaluating prescribing practice; Clinical pharmacology, including basic principles of drugs to be prescribed;the effects of co-morbidity and impact of physiological state on drug responses and safety in groups with special considerations e.g. older person, neonates, children and young people, pregnant or breast feeding women.
  • Legal policy and ethical aspects of non-medical prescribing; liability and indemnity; drug licensing; yellow card reporting and patient safety; Prescription writing, numeracy and drug calculations.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

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 4,000 word reflective portfolio and assessment of competence in practice.

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Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

This module meets some or all elements of the Core KSF Competencies

  • Communication
  • Personal and people development
  • Health, safety and security
  • Quality
  • Equality and diversity

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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

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

For further information

Module information:Charlotte Smith, Lecturer, 01772 893822
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

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