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Prescribing For Nurses And Midwives

Lynn Sayer

2018/966KNI076060£ 2950

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Applications are now closed for January 2019 intake. Applications will reopen in January 2019 for entry in April 2019.

The module is available at level 6 and 7. Please note, if you apply and accept an offer on the course at a specific level. It is not possible to later change the level of study. Please consider the appropriate level of study before you complete your application. 

If you are taking this module as part of your programme, you MUST apply through King's Apply to be considered for the course. 


Up to date Timetable information can be found on the ONLINE TIMETABLE (Login with your K Number)

Up to date course information can be found on KEATS. (Login with your K Number). 


Seminars are normally held on Tuesdays but there are some Mondays and an occasional Wednesday. Please check the dates carefully once they are available.  Students will be attending seminars ALL DAY.  

The Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives module is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This 60 credit module is available at level’s 6 and 7. Level 7 modules are only available to those with a first degree. Prospective students wishing to take this course as an option in a programme of study are advised to contact the Programme Leader to determine eligibility before applying. The module has three intakes each year (September, January, May) and each module runs over 6 months. 


This module aims to equip nurses and midwives with the principles of prescribing, to enable them to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively as independent or supplementary nurse prescribers.


APPLICATION REVIEW DATES: Please be aware that the module lead will be reviewing applications once a month until the course is full. Applications not submitting the required forms and all incomplete applications will not be accepted.


For each intake the module extends over 6 months and will require 26 days of theory (e-learning, self-directed study and university attended seminars), of the 26 days there is approximately 10 days of university attendance. In addition, there is a requirement to complete 12 (12 x 7.5 hours) days of supervised practice. 

Attendance at these seminars is COMPULSORY (100%) and it is expected that annual leave will not be taken throughout these days. Absence from more than one session may entail withdrawal from the module.



Step 1. Applicant meets with the Non-Medical Prescribing Lead or relevant manager (if outside the NHS) to discuss potential application covering the following aspects.

  • Ensure funding is available
  • Have adequate arrangements been made by the organisation for staff cover whilst the applicant is undertaking the module

Step 2. Check your eligibility

 To be eligible for the module applicants must meet the NMC Entry requirements 

Step 3. Complete and upload the Statement of commitment (self-funding)or Statement of commitment (sponsored) form to the Portal Application.

All sections MUST be completed including a full personal statement explaining your reasons for taking this course and how it will benefit your future career. 

Step 4. Check your NMC registration

Before applying applicants should check the exact details of their NMC registration including names used and PIN, so that the same details are used on the College application form. Discrepancies between details given at enrolment and those previously provided to the NMC will mean that prescribing qualifications will not be registered.

Step 5. Identify an appropriate Designated Medical Practitioner to supervise and assess clinical practice.

Please read carefully the DMP requirements and upload the Designated Medical Practitioner form to the portal application.



Prospective students can find combined module handbooks and the designated medical practitioner information booklet at the bottom of this page. Updated handbooks and the designated medical practitioner information booklet will be available via this page approximately four weeks before the start of a forthcoming course. For further information, please contact the Post Qualification team  at

Module Dates

Module handbooks including the full timetable will normally be available via the link at the bottom of this page four weeks prior to the start of the module.

Occurrence 2 (commences term 2)
Mon 14-01-2019, Tue 15-01-2019, Tue 22-01-2019, Tue 29-01-2019,
Tue 05-02-2019, Tue 12-02-2019, Tue 19-02-2019, Tue 26-02-2019,
Tue 05-03-2019, Tue 12-03-2019, Tue 07-05-2019
Occurrence 3 (commences term 3)
Mon 29-04-2019, Tue 30-04-2019, Tue 07-05-2019, Tue 14-05-2019,
Tue 21-05-2019, Tue 28-05-2019, Tue 04-06-2019, Tue 11-06-2019,
Tue 18-06-2019, Tue 25-06-2019, Tue 20-08-2019


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