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The Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) blended learning course provides a programme of preparation for NMC registered nurses (adult, mental health, learning disability and children’s); midwives; and specialist community public health nurses, to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required in order to practise as a safe, effective and competent independent and supplementary prescribers, who are able to provide a high professional standard of care and be accountable for that care.
The course introduces pharmacology, legal and ethical prescribing, interpersonal skills and quality assurance aspects of prescribing. These are underpinned by reflection on your own experience, evaluation of your own performance and application of theory to practice. It also enables participants to be aware of current developments within Independent/ Supplementary prescribing in the UK.
If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.
Students must be from a respective healthcare background.
Access Criteria To be accepted onto the course you must: Be a Registered Nurse (level 1), Registered Midwife or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse whose name is held on the relevant part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. Have at least one year’s post-registration experience and be deemed competent by your employer to undertake the course. Have successfully completed a history-taking and assessment module or be deemed competent in practice to make an appropriate clinical/health assessment, make a diagnosis and plan and evaluate care for the conditions for which they will prescribe. Have a current satisfactory full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (within the last 3 years)* Have an Honours degree or higher, or be able to provide evidence of your potential to study at Level 7 (Masters level)** Have reached agreement with an appropriate Practice Supervisor to provide ten days (80 hours) of practice supervision. Have identified an appropriate Practice Assessor who is a registered health professional and an experienced Prescriber who meets the NMC requirements. Have the support of your employer who will confirm that your post is one in which you will have the need and opportunity to act as an independent/supplementary prescriber The following requirement applies to all students: If English is not your first language, standard Oxford Brookes University Entry Criteria will apply. British Council IELTS: 6.0-7.0 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking or equivalent. *All applicants will need to provide a copy of their enhanced DBS check before an offer can be made. **If the applicant has not previously studied at level 6 or 7 and considers themselves eligible, they need to discuss their intentions with the Module Leader (email@example.com) before proceeding with their application.
Note: Applicants who need to provide evidence of their potential to study should contact the Programme Administrator who will be able to advise you on the nature and extent of the evidence that will be required. Note: All applicants will need to provide a copy of a current full enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check (within the last 3 years).
Admissions Process information document
Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.
The course assessment comprises a: