Ulster University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Nurse and Midwife Prescribing (Taught)

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Course summary

For registered nurses who need to prescribe in their nursing role, this programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to meaningfully contribute to patient care in a safe and professional manner. You will develop the knowledge and skills to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the legislation regulating nurse prescribing
  • Review the implications for your professional practice of undertaking the extended roles of prescribing and practice within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility
  • Use diagnostic reasoning skills on the data acquired from history and health assessment to achieve appropriate diagnoses
  • Apply knowledge of pharmacology in prescribing appropriate drugs to achieve defined health outcomes
You will be prepared to:
  • Prescribe safely, appropriately, and cost-effectively within administrative arrangements
  • Evaluate and document the effectiveness of drug therapy
  • Empower patients/clients, their carers and families through education for safe and effective self-management of drug therapy
  • Apply knowledge of pharmaco-therapeutics, legal and ethical issues, and health assessment to the practice of person-centred prescribing
Professional Recognition -This is a recordable qualification with the NMC : V300 independent and supplementary prescriber.


Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements and specific requirements for the course are detailed here with further conditions of application available on pre-course information available from the HEI i) a pre-registration degree in Nursing or Midwifery, a post-registration degree in Nursing, Midwifery or Health Studies/Sciences or an Honours or non-Honours degree in another relevant subject area from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or (ii) An equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of the skills for evidence-based practice; Applicants must also 1) Hold current registration with the NMC either as a registered nurse (level 1), a registered midwife or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) with a minimum of one year's experience in the area in which they intend to prescribe 2) Be employed or self-employed (including NHS and non-NHS settings) as a registered nurse/midwife and also provide confirmation that the necessary governance structures are in place, in the student's employment (including clinical support, access to protected learning time and employer support where appropriate) to enable students to undertake, and be adequately supported throughout, the programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Nurse and Midwife Prescribing at Ulster University - UCAS