Qualification: NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
The purpose of this education programme for prescriptive authority is to ensure that upon successful completion the nurse/midwife is equipped with the knowledge, skills and competence to prescribe safely and effectively.
Applications for this programme will open in the autumn. For more information https://www.ul.ie/nm/course/certificate-nursing-nursemidwife-prescribing
The overall aim of the programme is to develop the nurse/midwives’ professional knowledge and understanding of the professional role within nurse/midwife prescribing. It aims to develop a nurse/midwife who is competent in medication management within the expanded role of the nurse/midwife. This includes prescribing within the statutory, professional and interdisciplinary framework and achievement of the required learning outcomes and competencies for prescriptive authority as laid out by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
Programme Content (Semester by semester):
NS5251 Professional, Ethical, Legal and Interpersonal Dimensions to Nurse/Midwife Prescribing
NS5261 Drug Action and Prescribing
NS5271 Systematic Assessment and Evaluation in Patient Care
NS5281 Clinical Practicum in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing 1
NS5282 Clinical Practicum in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing 2
1 Registration as nurse or midwife on the live register of the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.
2 Minimum of 3 years post-registration clinical experience (the required clinical practice experience must have been gained within the past 5 years with at least one year in the area in which prescribing is proposed and excludes time spent undertaking further post registration programmes).
3 Possession of competencies recognised at Level 8 of the NQAI framework.
4 Demonstration of continuous professional development and ability to study at Level 8.
5 Support from employer and completed Site Declaration Form, signed by the Director of Nursing/Midwifery/Public Health
6 Nomination and confirmation of a designated medical practitioner mentor (completed site declaration form signed by the Medical Practitioner / Mentor) who will provide the student with supervision support and opportunities including shadowing opportunities during the period of the programme.