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Course summary

The Postgraduate Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (V300) is suitable for all nurses and midwives registered with the NMC and practice in an area of clinical need in which prescribing from the British National Formulary will improve patient care. The aim of the course is to provide opportunities to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in prescribing practice through independent reasoned thought, systematic enquiry, reflection and evaluation.


Module: Non-medical prescribing (nurses)

Assessment method

As per NMC educational standards you are required to undertake practice learning related to your prescribing practice totaling 80 hours in addition to the taught component of the programme.

Entry requirements

You will need a degree within a relevant area and have at least three years experience in practice, with at least one year’s full-time relevant experience immediately prior to your application in the area of your intended prescribing practice. You also need a medical Doctor who is willing to support and assess you in supervised practice. Current Disclosure and Barring Service clearance by your employer is also necessary.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2023/24:
Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (Nurse) at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS