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Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) - Recognition of Prior Learning - Level 6
January 2024

This course offers those with current V100/V150 qualifications undertaken within 5 years to study to become V300 Independent and supplementary prescribers. This module recognises the V100/V150 qualification and knowledge already in place.

Places are limited on this programme and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Please read the pre-course information and prescribing authorisations form in preparation for submitting your application (please find links for these at the end of this webpage).

The Non Medical Prescribing module consists of 38 days of prescribing preparation which includes:

  • 7 taught days
  • 16 directed learning days,
  • Independent study
  • 78 hours of supervised practice with assessment. In addition, students will require personal study time. The amount of time varies greatly between individuals but can be in the region of 80 - 190 hours

The module can be studied at level 6 (degree) or at level 7 (masters). This must be undertaken at the same level as your V100/V150 qualification. You can find this out by checking your own academic records.

Please ensure that you complete the application for the level you wish to study. This is shown in the course title.

The prescribing qualification / authority of independent and supplementary prescribing relates to regulatory and legal permissions.

To apply please click on apply now. Once your application is complete, we will contact you.

 Day Date Delivery Location
 1 15/01/2024 Taught Campus AM only
2 22/01/2024 Taught (& PA/PS preparation 13:30-15:30 online)  Campus
3 29/01/2024 Taught  Online
4 05/02/2024

Directed Study

 
5 12/02/2024 Directed Study  
6 19/02/2024 Taught

Campus PM only

7 26/02/2024

Directed Study


8 04/03/2024 Taught Campus PM only
9 05/03/2024

Directed Study


10 11/03/2024 Directed Study  
11 18/03/2024 Directed Study  
12 25/03/2024 Taught Online
13 01/04/2024 Taught Campus
14 08/04/2024 Directed Study  
15 15/04/2024

Directed Study


16 22/04/2024 Directed Study  
17 29/04/2024 Directed Study  
18 06/05/2024 Taught  Campus
19 20/05/2024 Directed Study  
20 27/05/2024

Directed Study


21 03/06/2024 Taught Campus 
22 10/06/2024 Directed Study  
23 17/06/2024

Directed Study


 

Assessor and Supervisor update 22nd January 2024 13:30-15:30 online. 

 

 

Please Note: 

For applicants who wish to undertake V300 (non-medical prescribing) as part of the Health and Social Practice Framework – please note additional checks are required in order to ensure you are fully prepared to undertake this module and in accordance with PSRB requirements. These additional checks must be carried out at least 6 weeks prior to module start. For applicants wishing to undertake this module in September, all checks must be completed by the 18th August, for January start, checks must be completed by 20th November, therefore, programme application and acceptance of offer must be completed before these dates

 

PRESCRIBING AUTHORISATIONS FORM

PRE COURSE INFORMATION

EDUCATION AND AUDIT PRACTICE FORM

 

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSApplicantServices@northumbria.ac.uk.

Course Information

Award Type Credits NMC annotation on completion

Delivery Method Blended online and campus taught

Mode of Study
Part Time

Location
Coach Lane Campus

Start January 2024

Sector
Health and Social Care

Fee
£1000

The professional award of V300 and prescribing authority, independent and supplementary prescribing, is the same regardless of level of study. Completion at degree level provides an academic award of 20 degree (level 6 equivalent) credits and at masters of 20 masters (level 7 equivalent) credits. There are differences in the assessment of degree and masters level as detailed on page 8.

If you have any questions about level of study please contact one of the team

You will need to state your choice by selecting the correct level at application point. Please give careful consideration when choosing your level of study, degree or masters. You will not be able to change the level of study once the course has started.

The module (with RPL) includes two elements of assessment• 1) Achievement of Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) competencies in clinical practice with OSCE, CMP, service user feedback & personal reflection, 2) a written assignment to include an academic poster. Students must pass each of these four assessments to achieve the award. There is no compensation between assessments.

Successful completion of all components of this module will lead to the achievement of a recordable prescribing qualification (Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Nurses, who have undertaken the community practitioner nurse prescriber (V100/V150) within five years of the course start date, and are working as community practitioner nurse prescribers, are eligible to apply for entry to the Non Medical Prescribing programme but must meet the following criteria:

  • Have current NMC, v100/v150 registration
  • Have the competence, experience and academic ability to study at least degree level and can provide evidence of this
  • Be able to provide evidence of a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) enhanced certificate; issued within 3 years of applying to the module
  • Be competent to undertake a history, clinical/health assessment and make a diagnosis in the area of practice relating to where you intend to prescribe as a V300 prescriber
  • Have approved funding arrangements in place (see module application webpage for more details) or state self funding
  • Have in place (or will have in place), an appropriate indemnity arrangement for their prospective role as a prescriber
  • Have a clinical placement (e.g. ward, GP surgery) with an educational audit in place or have completed the non medical prescribing ‘self-audit’ for practice learning prior to enrolment on the module
  • Have support from a manager, employing organisation or other appropriate authority and supply their name and contact details
  • Take responsibility for own continuing professional development

Please note, admission is at the programme leader/admissions teams discretion.  

Private Practice (e.g. Private Physiotherapy) & Private Practice Cosmetic/Aesthetic Nurse Entry Criteria:

Please view our placement provider risk form here.

Aesthetic nurse applicants must:

1. Provide information confirming completion of a level 7 PG Cert/DIP (HEI or OFQUAL approved) training programme. This may be evidenced via production of completion certificate/transcript of study.

2. Provide a personal statement that details your post qualification practice, and identifies you as established and expert clinicians in your field. Learning must have been robustly consolidated and demonstrated in line with knowledge, skills, and competence.

3. Your named authoriser must supply a supporting reference. Detail of professional relationship and level of competence must be included.

4. Your authoriser must be a professional registrant practicing in aesthetics.

5. Provide a completed education audit, and employer risk assessment and insurance form.

Other private practice applicants must:

1. Provide a personal statement that details your post qualification practice, and identifies you as established and expert clinicians in your field. Learning must have been robustly consolidated and demonstrated in line with knowledge, skills, and competence.

2. Your named authoriser must supply a supporting reference. Detail of professional relationship and level of competence must be included.

3. Your authoriser must be a professional registrant practicing in your area of practice. 

4. Provide a completed education audit, and employer risk assessment and insurance form.

 

 

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Appraise and interpret the legal, ethical and professional frameworks for accountability and responsibility for prescribing within your own sphere of practice
  • Evaluate evidence to support your prescribing decisions
  • Summarise the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic actions relating to products used within your sphere of practice
  • Demonstrate professional skills in consultation, decision making and prescribing safely and effectively
  • Employ partnership approaches with patients/carers to monitor and review treatment, manage/report adverse drug reactions
  • Critique prescribing practice and support others to prescribe safely and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

You will learn from subject specialist tutors who are prescribers and are actively researching the prescribing landscape, contributing to prescribing practice, academic and specialist knowledge base. Your academic tutors will help you to draw on the very latest evidence informing contemporary healthcare practice and engage in critically appraising evidence which supports your clinical practice and prescribing decision making.

Fee: £1000

We are keen to work with partners to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery models that meet your individual needs so please contact us directly to discuss your interest and explore collaboration arrangements in more detail.

For any individuals with programme enquiries please contact NSApplicantServices@northumbria.ac.uk

For organisations with business enquiries please contact businessenquiry@northumbria.ac.uk

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