School of Nursing

Postgraduate Credit Non-Medical Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals

Postgraduate Credit Part-time 1 year

This course qualifies registered practitioners as Independent and Supplementary Prescribers (commonly known as the V300) able to provide the knowledge, skills, and training to prescribe safely and competently.

This course qualifies registered practitioners as Independent and Supplementary Prescribers (commonly known as the V300) able to provide the knowledge, skills, and training to prescribe safely and competently.

Award
Postgraduate Credit
Start date(s)
7 May 2024,13 January 2025,9 September 2024
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Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
University: City Campus,University: Walsall Campus
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Why choose this course?

This course qualifies registered practitioners as Independent and Supplementary Prescribers (commonly known as the V300) able to provide the knowledge, skills, and training to prescribe safely and competently.  It is for those who have the support of their employer and prescribing or are self-employed, met their professional body’s and the University’s criteria for admission, and are working in a role that requires them to independently prescribe.

The course takes place over 2 semesters leading to 40 level 7 credits and is validated by the NMC and HCPC. 

Please email V300enquiries@wlv.ac.uk with any questions you have regarding this course.

What happens on the course?

This course covers the essential aspects required for non-medical prescribing where you will study pharmacology and prescribing practice.  The module is taught over 2 semesters (6 months) and you will be required to undertake clinically supervised hours within your field of practice and achieve the competencies within the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Competency Framework for All Prescribers which is validated by the NMC and HCPC.

You will need to be a registered practitioner whose regulatory body (the NMC or HCPC) allows for annotation as an Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (V300).  You should be in a role that requires prescribing, and you will need support from your employer and prescribing leads as part of the admission process. 

You will also need evidence of assessment and diagnostic skills (either from a previous course or from your line manager) but if this is an area you require development, we suggest you undertake the Post Graduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing (60 level 7 credits) which combines both the Postgraduate Credit Developing History Taking and Physical Assessment for the Adult Patient/Client (7NH035: level 7- 20 credits) and Postgraduate Credit Non-Medical Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (7NH094: level 7 – 40 credits).   

In 2023/24 study at Walsall (semester 1 and 2 starts) and City (semester 3 start) campuses.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • The course provides the opportunity for you to study in a multi-professional environment which will develop your understanding of differing professional contexts. 
  • It will build on and extend your ability to deliver a full episode of care by supporting patients’ timely access to treatment with medicines, enabling choice whilst helping to reduce waiting times, reduce hospital admissions and maximising the wider skills of the healthcare team.
  • Established links with NHS and private sector organisations across Birmingham and the Black Country.
  • Well-established health assessment and non-medical prescribing courses

This course contributes to your advancing clinical role and supports your development as a prescriber.

You could progress to a full MSc programme using our recognition of prior learning process. Please note: If progressing to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, you will be required to complete the ACP Health Assessment module. 

The course is designed to develop a range of clinical and academic skills, including:

  • Independent learning and self-management.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Communication of complex concepts.
  • Application of theory to your clinical role.

To access the Non-Medical Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (V300) you must be a registered nurse, midwife or allied health professional with at least one years’ post-registration experience.

  • Be working in a clinical area that requires autonomy in performing physical assessment of patients and prescribing medication..
  • Provide evidence of degree level study or the ability to study at academic level 7*.
  • Provide a signed declaration of good health and character from your employer or sponsoring organisation.
  • Provide evidence of support from employer/manager and the organisation’s Prescribing Lead confirming that your role includes the requirement to independently prescribe medication and that you have access to a prescribing budget.
  • You will also be required to provide details of a named practice assessor who must be a registered healthcare professional with a recognised prescribing qualification. You practice assessor will mentor you and assess your prescribing practice supporting your completion of at least 90 hours prescribing practice.
  • Please note:

    You must must provide information to satisfy all of the above criteria on application for the course. If you cannot provide this information, your application will not be processed.

    2023-24 academic year only

    Due to the changes made to the independent prescribing offer we will accept module 6NH047 as evidence of ability to study and completion of a suitable health assessment module giving you direct access to module 7NH094 Non-medical Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals. Please note that although successful completion of the prescribing module will lead to an annotation on your professional register as a prescriber, you will not be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate. You will still be required to meet the entry criteria stated above for access to the prescribing module.

    Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

    You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

    The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

    There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

    The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


    Self-funded:

    If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


    Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

    Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

    We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


    Financial Hardship:

    Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


    Charitable Funding:

    You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

    You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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