Nurse Prescribing Course - CPD Accredited

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Offer ends 11 April 2020
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Online, self-paced
4 Hours
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12 Months
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Nurse Prescribing Course has been designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of nurse prescribing practices and procedures, physical and mental health disorders, and the legal responsibilities of the role. Develop the essential skills and knowledge to fast track your career in the medical world and learn from an experienced professional.

In this comprehensive training course, you will explore the duties of a prescriber, with step-by-step guidance on how to administer prescription-only medicines, read product labels, maintain patient records, and much more. You will also gain extensive knowledge of drug abuse in under 16s, providing patient-centred care, and how to prescribe and manage medicines in a wide range of settings, including care homes.

The course also goes into detail about treatment for depression, neuropathic pain, panic disorders, headaches, and respiratory tract infections.

Highlights of The Nurse Prescribing Course

  • Demonstrate an understanding of nurse prescribing practices in the UK
  • Have a solid understanding of your responsibilities as a prescriber
  • Learn the procedure for reporting adverse drug reactions
  • Know how to administer prescription-only medicines to patients
  • Understand product labels and what information is required on prescriptions
  • Discover what type of prescription forms can be dispensed under the NHS
  • Be familiar with the rules of record-keeping and your professional duty of care
  • Gain basic knowledge of pharmacological management
  • Broaden your understanding of depression and panic anxiety disorder
  • Have an awareness of the challenges of the role and patient safety


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

We’ve taken this comprehensive Nurse Prescribing Course and broken it down into 17 manageable module which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of this skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.

This course is designed with the following modules:

Module 01 - Introduction to Nurse Prescribing

  • What is Nurse Prescribing?
  • Nurse Prescribing in the UK
  • Nurse Prescribing in Different UK Regions
  • Nurse Prescribing: Bringing About New Ways of Working
  • Nurse Prescribing Across the World

Module 02 - Responsibilities of Nurse Prescribing

  • Individual Responsibilities as a Prescriber
  • Prescription-Writing Requirements
  • Generic Prescribing
  • Parallel Imports
  • Additives or Excipients in Medicinal Products or Appliances
  • Influences on Prescribing
  • To Prescribe or Not?
  • Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Quantities to Prescribe
  • Product selection and Patient Compliance
  • Labelling of Medicines
  • Lost Prescriptions and Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

Module 03 - Standards for Prescribing Practice

  • Practice Standard 1 – ‘Licence as a Prescriber’
  • Practice Standard 2 – Accountability
  • Practice Standard 3 – Assessment
  • Practice Standard 4 – Consent
  • Practice Standard 5 – Communication
  • Practice standard 6 – Record keeping
  • Practice standard 7 – Clinical Management Plans (Supplementary Prescribing)
  • Practice Standard 8 – Prescribing And Administration/Supply
  • Practice Standard 09 – Prescribing And Dispensing
  • Practice Standard 10 – Prescribing For Family And Others (Excluding Controlled Drugs – See Practice Standard 15)
  • Practice Standard 11 – Computer-Generated Prescribing By Nurses Or Midwives
  • Practice Standard 12 – Evidence-Based Prescribing
  • Practice Standard 13 – Delegation
  • Practice Standard 14 – Continuing Professional Development
  • Practice Standard 15 – Controlled Drugs
  • Practice Standard 16– Prescribing Unlicensed Medicines
  • Practice Standard 17 – Prescribing Medicines For Use Outside The Terms Of Their Licence (Off-Label)
  • Practice Standard 18 – Repeat Prescribing
  • Practice Standard 19 – Remote Prescribing Via Telephone, Email, Fax, Video Link Or Website
  • Practice Standard 20 – Gifts And Benefits
  • Legal Mechanisms To Supply Or Administer Medicines
  • Types Of Prescribers And Prescribing Limitations

Module 04 - Prescribing Controlled Drugs

  • Making and Recording Prescribing Decisions
  • Providing Information to People Taking or Carers Administering Controlled Drugs
  • Obtaining and Supplying Controlled Drugs
  • Administering Controlled Drugs

Module 05 - Neuropathic Pain in Adults: Pharmacological Management

  • List of All Recommendations
  • Treatment
  • Research Recommendations on Monotherapy Versus Combination Therapy
  • Research Recommendations on ‘Relationship between Symptoms, Cause of Neuropathic Pain and Its Treatment’
  • Research Recommendations on ‘Carbamazepine for Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia’
  • Research Recommendations on Factors Affecting Quality of Life
  • Research Recommendations on Potential for Dependence Associated with Pharmacological Drugs for Neuropathic Pain

Module 06 - Generalised Anxiety Disorder in Adults

  • Stepped Care for People with GAD
  • Step 1: All Known and Suspected Presentations of GAD
  • Step 2: Diagnosed GAD That Has Not Improved After Step 1 Interventions
  • Step 3: GAD with Marked Functional Impairment
  • Step 4: Complex, treatment-refractory GAD

Module 07- Tackling Panic Disorder in Adults

  • General Management for Panic Disorder
  • Stepped Care for People with Panic Disorder
  • Step 1: Recognition and Diagnosis of Panic Disorder
  • Step 2: Offer Treatment in Primary Care
  • Step 3: Review and Offer Alternative Treatment If Appropriate
  • Step 4: Care in Specialist Mental Health Services

Module 08 - Headaches in Over 12s: Diagnosis and Management

  • Assessment Procedures
  • Diagnosis of Headaches
  • Proper Management to Get Rid of Headaches
  • Possible Treatment Options

Module 09 -Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem

  • What is Depression?
  • Providing Information and Support, and Obtaining Informed Consent
  • Effective Delivery of Interventions for Depression and Supporting Carers
  • Stepped Care
  • Step 1: Recognition, Assessment and Initial Management in Primary Care
  • Step 2: Persistent Subthreshold Depressive Symptoms
  • Step 3: Mild to Moderate Depression with Inadequate Response to Initial Interventions
  • Step 4: Complex and Severe Depression

Module 10 - Palliative Care for Adults

  • Introduction
  • Prescribing Recommendations
  • Patient-Centred Care

Module 11 - Respiratory Tract Infections (Self-Limiting): Prescribing Antibiotics

  • Respiratory Tract Infections (RTI)
  • Patient-Centred Care
  • Guidance on Prescribing

Module 12 - Prescribing and Managing Medicines in Care Homes

  • Develop a Medicines Policy
  • Medicines Reconciliation
  • Prescribing for Care Home Residents
  • Medication Review
  • Help Residents to Take Their Medicines Themselves

Module 13 - Pneumonia (Hospital – Acquired) Antimicrobial Prescribing

  • Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Choice of Antibiotic
  • Antibiotic Prescribing Strategies

Module 14 – Prostatitis (Acute): Antimicrobial Prescribing

  • What is Acute Prostatitis?
  • Managing Acute Prostatitis
  • Table on Antibiotics for Adults Aged 18 Years and Over
  • Efficacy, Safety and Choice of Antibiotics

Module 15 - Sinusitis (Acute): Antimicrobial Prescribing

  • What is Acute Sinusitis?
  • Managing Acute Sinusitis
  • Antibiotics for Adults Aged 18 Years and Over
  • Antibiotics for children and young people under 18 years
  • Self-care, Efficacy and Safety of Antibiotics in Treating Acute Sinusitis

Module 16 - Drug Misuse in Over 16s: Opioid Detoxification

  • Providing Information, Advice and Support
  • Assessment for Detoxification
  • Pharmacological Interventions in Opioid Detoxification

Module 17- Future Challenges for Nurse Prescribers

  • Increased Patient Choice and Involvement
  • Connecting the Future Labour Market to Service Improvement
  • Be Political to Affect Implementation
  • Patient Safety
  • To Sum Up

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Who is this course for?

This training course is suitable for aspiring Nurse Prescribers and Prescribing Pharmacists. It is a beginners training course ideal for those who are looking to gain the industry knowledge, skills and certification to take their career to the next level.

Career path

On successful completion of the course, learners will have a solid understanding of nurse prescribing practices and the professional responsibilities of the role. Related professions in this field include:

  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Prescribing Pharmacist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Community Nurse

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