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PGCertIndependent Prescribing Practice

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Why study an independent prescribing practice PGCert at Solent University

Health care professionals can further develop their clinical competencies and gain additional skills to become NMC accredited as an Independent and Supplementary prescriber.

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  • The course takes a case-based approach to learning and teaching by combining three strands of learning: applied theory, nursing simulation and action learning, and nursing practice.
  • Students on this course have access to our specialist nursing facilities. These include 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 PGCert.

Course overview

This programme is for healthcare professionals that wish to develop their clinical competencies further. You can gain a qualification stating you have concluded a history taking and physical assessment course and a certificate of conclusion of our Independent and Supplementary Programme, which will grant you accreditation with the NMC with Independent Prescriber (V300) annotation. 

You will develop clinical competencies in the scope of advanced clinical consultation with special emphasis on the importance of the clinical history, evidence-based physical examination interpretation of clinical findings and the formulation of differential diagnoses. You'll also be expected to critique scientific evidence related to drug trials as well as study the sciences of pharmacology and prescribing to adequately prescribe in response to different clinical situations and scenarios.

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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