The Institute of Health

Prescribing for Practice Non-Medical Prescribing (V150)

Undergraduate Credit Part-time 10 weeks

The V150 Nursing and Midwifery Council programme Prescribing for Practice is suitable for nurses who wish to gain the skills and knowledge for prescribing from the Community Practitioner's Formulary.

The V150 Nursing and Midwifery Council programme Prescribing for Practice is suitable for nurses who wish to gain the skills and knowledge for prescribing from the Community Practitioner's Formulary.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 20 January 2020, 18 January 2021
  • Award Undergraduate Credit
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (10 weeks)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School The Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

It is important you receive an non-medical prescribing (NMP) information pack / details of dates and NMC requirements BEFORE you submit an online application.  Please e-mail enquiries@wlv.ac.uk to request an information pack for NMP (V300 or V150).

You are not guaranteed a place on the course until completion of the information pack.

The V150 Nursing and Midwifery Council programme Prescribing for Practice is suitable for nurses who wish to gain the skills and knowledge for prescribing from the Community Practitioner's Formulary. On successful completion, the practitioner will meet the required professional standards for Non-Medical Prescribing from the Community Practitioner's Formulary.

What happens on the course?

There are a number of ways of studying the Non-Medical Prescribing courses. However the number of days for the programme is set by the professional standards.

This course, V150 comprises one module which when successfully completed enables the practitioner to meet the required professional standards for Non-Medical Prescribing from the Community Practitioner’s Formulary.

V300 comprises the following two modules, which are listed below.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • To develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes to be able to prescribe and assess and consult with patient/clients, clients, parents and carers.
  • Undertake a thorough history, including medication history and current medication (including over-the-counter, alternative and complementary health therapies) to inform diagnosis and prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively.
  • Understand and apply the relevant legislation to the practice of nurse/midwife prescribing and the influences that can affect prescribing, demonstrating your understanding by managing your prescribing practice in an ethical way.
  • Critically appraise, use sources of information/advice and decision support systems in prescribing practice and develop a clinical management plan within legislative requirements (supplementary prescribing).
  • Understand and apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice and demonstrate an understanding of the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines.
  • Practise within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £695 per year# 2019-20

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

For the V150 applicants must fulfil the Nursing and Midwifery Council entry requirements and have a NHS funding agreement.

You must have practiced for a sufficient period to be deemed competent by your employer in the area you intend to practice to undertake the programme. This would normally be for a period of 2 years. You must also provide evidence of your ability to study at minimum academic level 6 [degree].

Students find the award is enjoyable and satisfying but identify the hard work to meet the professional requirements which are required for patients

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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