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Prescribing For Nurses And Midwives

Lynn Sayer

2018/966KNI076060£ 2950

We accept only 40 students ( for level 6 and 7)  for each intake. Once the target is met, no applications are accepted or reviewed. 


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Applications are now closed for April 2019 intake. Applications will reopen in July 2019 for entry in September 2019. The module has three intakes each year (September, January, May) and each module runs over 6 months

The Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives module is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This 60 Credit module is available at Level 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. If you are taking this module as part of your programme, you MUST apply through King's Apply to be considered for the module 



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



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. Please ensure that the correct forms and information are submitted (see below) as incomplete applications will not be accepted. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FORMS OTHER THAN THE APPROVED KING’S FORMS INDICATED ON THIS PAGE. LOCAL APPLICATION FORMS 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 are approximately 10 days of university attendance, usually 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 and attendance is COMPULSORY (100%) therefore 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


In addition, there is a requirement to complete a total of 90 hours/12 x 7.5 hour days of supervised practice



  1. Applicant meets with the Non-Medical Prescribing Lead or relevant manager (if outside the NHS) to discuss potential application ensuring that funding is available and adequate arrangements have been made by the organisation for staff cover whilst the applicant is undertaking the module
  2. Check eligibility - to be eligible for the module, applicants must meet the NMC Entry requirements 
  3. Check 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
  4. Identify an appropriate Designated Medical Practitioner to supervise and assess clinical practice. Please read the DMP requirements carefully and upload the Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) form to the portal application as below
  5. Complete and upload the required information to the Portal Application as follows:
  1. Statement of Commitmentthis form has two sections and both sections must be completed by all applicants even if the applicant is self funding - Statement of Commitment form
  • Section 1 – to be completed by the applicant, giving a full personal statement explaining the reasons for undertaking the module and how it will impact on patient outcomes
    • Section 2 – to be completed by the Non Medical Prescribing Lead for the organisation. This must be signed by the NMP Lead and the applicant’s line manager. If the organisation does not have an NMP Lead then the relevant manager must complete the form and sign both boxes in this section
  1. The Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) form ensuring that a DMP has been identified and agreed as per section 4 above)  Designated Medical Practitioner form to the Portal Application
  2. *For Level 7 applicants, please also upload evidence of first degree if this has not been awarded at King’s


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). 



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 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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