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Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing)

Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing)

The Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife) Prescribing aims to prepare nurses/midwives as independent prescribers enabling them to provide patients with effective access to medications, and expands the role of nurses and midwives in progressing the health care needs of the future.

We are now enrolling for January 2019 Intake please ‚ÄčDownload our brochure for more information.

Closing Date for Applications is 2nd November 2018







NS5251 - Professional, Ethical, Legal and Interpersonal Dimensions to Nurse/Midwife Prescribing

NS5271 - Systematic Assessment and Evaluation in Patient Care

NS5261 - Drug Action and Prescribing

NS5281 - Clinical Practicum in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing 1



NS5282 - Clinical Practicum in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing 2


Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing)

Cohort: January 2019 Schedule*

Closing Date for submission of application: November 2nd 2018



UL Attendance Required:

Blended Learning/off campus


Week 1:             January  23rd and 24th

Week 2:             January 31st 

Week 4:             February 14th

Week 6:             February 28th

Week 8:             March 14th

Week 9:             March 21st

Week 11:           April 4th

Week 12:          April 11th

Week 14:          April 24th




Week 2:        January 30th

Week 3:        February 6th and 7th

Week 4:        February 13th

Week 5:        February 20th and 21st

Week 6:        February 27th

Week 7:        March 6th and 7th

Week 8:        March 13th

Week 9:        March 20th

Week 10:      March 27th and 28th

Week 11:      April 3rd

Week 12:      April 10th

Week 13:      April 17th and 18th

Week 14th:   April 25th


Entry Requirements

  1. Registration as nurse or midwife on the live register of Nursing and 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 the ability to study at level 8
  5. Support from employer and complete 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.


Application Forms

Apply to the 

Undergraduate Admissions Office

Download the form here

Tel:  061 202015


Jill Murphy
Course Director
Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
University of Limerick
Tel: +353-61-233655