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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

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Why study independent and supplementary prescribing at Solent University

In response to demand from NHS and Health Education England, this standalone course is designed to educate more prescribers to attend to the demands of the population.

  • £0m
    invested in our campus estate and facilities in the last five years
  • The course takes a case-based approach to teaching and learning by combining three strands of learning: applied theory, nursing simulation and action learning, and nursing practice.
  • Students have access to our specialist nursing facilities, including a nursing simulation suite with a six-bed ward, GP consulting room, nurse's treatment room, care home bedroom, and a range of clinical equipment including simulation mannequins.
  • The Independent and Supplementary Prescribing qualification is accredited by the NMC - this means you will be entitled to update your registration status to Independent and Supplementary Prescriber upon completion of this course.

Course overview

Combining  a direct, collaborative, and guided learning approach you'll be able to develop competencies in the scope of Advanced Practice and be able to critique scientific evidence related to drug trials, study the sciences of pharmacology, biochemistry and prescribing and apply what they have learnt into local and national standards of prescribing practice.

This course incorporates the main domains of the Competency Framework for All Prescribers (RPS, 2021) and attends to dilemmas around professional accountability, ethical and psycho-social influences that may influence prescribing practice.

Any questions?

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Email: 023 8201 5066

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Course features

  • Professional accreditation

    This course has been accredited by a professional body

  • Professional membership

    You have the opportunity to obtain a professional membership as part of this degree

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

This course is for

This course is for a health care professional who holds a professional registration with the NMC and wants to develop their professional skills further to become an Independent Prescriber. 

What this course leads to

You'll develop skills needed to make safe clinical decisions when assessing service users with diverse health needs across all healthcare settings.

  • Independent prescriber

Meet the team

Learn from qualified staff with a wealth of experience working in a range of clinical settings.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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