This certificate programme was developed in response to a need for nurses and midwives to prescribe in order to support high quality, person-centred care.
The programme is delivered over a six-month period. The modules are delivered in a blended learning format, using a combination of Blackboard and workshops in college. In addition, students will be mentored in their practice setting for the duration of the programme. This will include 12 days of direct supervision of the prescriptive process by a medical practitioner. The programme is comprised of three theory/practice modules and a clinical competency assessment in prescribing.
Modules include: Physical Assessment Skills; Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues of Nurse and Midwife; Prescribing Drugs; Drugs, Patients and Illness; Clinical CompetencyPrescribing.