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Ulster University: Nurse and Midwife Prescribing

Institution Ulster University
Department Jordanstown Campus
Telephone +44 (0)28 9036 6309
Study type Taught


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

Professional Recognition -This is a recordable qualification with the NMC : V300 independent and supplementary prescriber.

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