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Nurse Prescribing Diploma

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Study method
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10 hours
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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If you are a nurse or aspiring to be one without the knowledge of prescribing, you’ll have a hard time to cope. But with our Nurse Prescribing Diploma course designed by expert instructors, you can learn in-depth about nurse prescribing within 1 day and get certified instantly.

This nurse prescribing diploma training is ideal for those who are working in nursing who wish to gain an understanding of nurse prescribing procedures or how to work with a prescriber. This course also applies to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who want to learn about independent prescribing.

You will gain extensive knowledge of prescription writing, record keeping, labelling, administering controlled drugs, as well as how to provide palliative care and manage medicines in care homes.

Key Topics to Be Covered In This Nurse Prescribing Diploma Course

  • Responsibilities of prescribers
  • Prescription writing requirements
  • Medicine labelling guidelines
  • Communication & record keeping
  • Administering controlled drugs

Learning Outcomes Of This Nurse Prescribing Diploma Course

  • Excellent knowledge of nurse prescribing skills & responsibilities
  • An understanding of the requirements for writing prescriptions
  • An awareness of medication labelling guidelines in the UK
  • Knowledge of standards for record keeping and administering
  • An ability to provide information to carers and patients
  • Gain the skills to care for people with anxiety, panic disorders and a range of mental health and physical illnesses


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Our exclusive Nurse Prescribing Diploma will help you understand the fundamentals of nurse prescribing and acquire the necessary skills. It follows an advanced curriculum that breaks down the topics in 17 easy-to-understand modules.

These modules will help you understand all the aspects of Nurse Prescribing. You can study at your own pace and you will have complete 24/7 access to the course. The course is accessible via any modern device that has an internet connection.

Our expert instructors are available on weekdays to listen to any of your queries via email and help you achieve your goals.

After you successfully complete the Nurse Prescribing Diploma you will receive a recognised certificate which will fast-track your career and will showcase your expertise on this topic.

This professional certification along with your in-depth understanding of the course materials will put you ahead of the competition and will allow you to stand out from others.

Skills You Will Gain From This Nurse Prescribing Diploma Course

  • Writing prescriptions and administering medicine
  • Patient care
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail

Course Curriculum Of The Nurse Prescribing Diploma Course:

Here is a breakdown of the curriculum of the Nurse Prescribing Diploma—

Module 01 - Introduction to Nurse Prescribing

Topics to be Covered:

  • What is Nurse Prescribing?
  • Nurse Prescribing in the UK
  • Nurse Prescribing in Different UK Regions

Module 02 - Responsibilities of Nurse Prescribing

Topics to be Covered:

  • Individual Responsibilities as a Prescriber
  • Prescription-Writing Requirements
  • Generic Prescribing

Module 03 - Standards for Prescribing Practice

Topics to be Covered:

  • Licence as a Prescriber
  • Accountability
  • Assessment
  • Consent
  • Communication

Module 04 - Prescribing Controlled Drugs

Topics to be Covered:

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

Module 05 - Neuropathic Pain in Adults: Pharmacological Management

Topics to be Covered:

  • List of All Recommendations
  • Treatment

Module 06 - Generalised Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Topics to be Covered:

  • 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

Module 07- Tackling Panic Disorder in Adults

Topics to be Covered:

  • General Management for Panic Disorder
  • Stepped Care for People with Panic Disorder
  • Step 1: Recognition and Diagnosis of Panic Disorder

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

Topics to be Covered:

  • Assessment Procedures
  • Diagnosis of Headaches
  • Proper Management to Get Rid of Headaches

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

Topics to be Covered:

  • What is Depression?
  • Providing Information and Support, and Obtaining Informed Consent
  • Effective Delivery of Interventions for Depression and Supporting Carers

Module 10 - Palliative Care for Adults

Topics to be Covered:

  • Introduction
  • Prescribing Recommendations
  • Patient-Centered Care

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

Topics to be Covered:

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

Module 12 - Prescribing and Managing Medicines in Care Homes

Topics to be Covered:

  • Develop a Medicines Policy
  • Medicines Reconciliation
  • Prescribing for Care Home Residents

Module 13 - Pneumonia (Hospital – Acquired) Antimicrobial Prescribing

Topics to be Covered:

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

Module 14 – Prostatitis (Acute): Antimicrobial Prescribing

Topics to be Covered:

  • What is Acute Prostatitis?
  • Managing Acute Prostatitis
  • Table on Antibiotics for Adults Aged 18 Years and Over

Module 15 - Sinusitis (Acute): Antimicrobial Prescribing

Topics to be Covered:

  • What is Acute Sinusitis?
  • Managing Acute Sinusitis
  • Antibiotics for Adults Aged 18 Years and Over

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

Topics to be Covered:

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

Module 17- Future Challenges for Nurse Prescribers

Topics to be Covered:

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

Assessment Process

Once you have completed all the modules in the Nurse Prescribing Diploma course, your skills and knowledge will be tested with an automated multiple-choice assessment, after which you will receive instant results.

Showcase Your Accomplishment of New Skills: Get a Certification of Completion

Upon passing the assessment, you will receive proper certification that is recognised all over the UK as well as internationally. The PDF certificate is free of cost which you can download instantly upon completing the assessment or you can order it via online.

You can also receive an original printed copy of the certificate for showcasing your achievement anywhere and everywhere, which will be sent to you by post. The postal fee for this printed copy is only £5.99, with no additional fees or expense.

Who is this course for?

Is This Nurse Prescribing Diploma Course Right for You?

This course is ideal for aspiring nurses and nurse prescribers but is also ideal for pharmacists and those in other related professions where medicine is administered and prescribed. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career path

In this Nurse Prescribing Diploma, you will gain all the fundamental skills required to prescribe, with the opportunity to work in a broad range of professions, including:

  • Nurses,
  • Healthcare professionals,
  • Pharmacists etc.

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