Teaching and Employability:
- Established and reputable links with the NHS, Social Services, and many private sector companies
- Up-to-the-minute teaching which is responsive to employer demand
- Successful completion can enhance career development and promotion opportunities for the student as a non-medical prescriber within their field of speciality
- Studies show that non-medical prescribing to be safe, clinically and cost effective.
- Applicants may be eligible for funding support
- This programme has the possibility of being funded by the Welsh Government, so the student may not need to pay any fees. Please speak to the programme director or education lead for your area of work for further information.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing aims to prepare nurses and midwives to practice within current non-medical prescribing legislation. It will provide them with the knowledge and skills to prescribe safely and appropriately within their area of practice.
There will be two cohorts per year starting in March and September. The Spring cohort will run every Wednesday from March to November (No lectures during August) and the Autumn cohort will be taught every Tuesday from September to the following March.
Unfortunately this course is not available to international students.
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competency required to undertake the role of an independent or supplementary non-medical prescriber. The course has been designed for multiple disciplines to learn together to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting.
The programme comprises of two core modules: SHGM26 -Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing which is 40 credits at level 7 and SHGM27 - Pharmacology principles and practice which is 20 credits at level 7. Both of these modules must be successfully completed to gain this qualification.
The programme is taught at the St. David's Park site in Carmarthen. Teaching takes place one day a week over the academic year. It is a professional requirement that you also have 96 hours of clinical practice with a designated medical mentor from which you will need to evidence the learning that has occurred.
Who should apply to this course
- Nurses or midwives who wish to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting.