Nursing & Midwife Prescribing

Ulster University - Belfast

Nursing & Midwife Prescribing

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

Note: Some modules may be delivered at the Jordanstown campus.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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