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.

Applications are now open.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 1st November 2023. 

Registration Process for Nurse / Midwife Prescribing with NMBI



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

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.

Course will run in January 2023

Applications are now closed. 

Undergraduate Admissions Office

Link to Application

Dr Liz Kingston
Phone: +353-61-202818

Contact Nursing & Midwifery

Health Science Building, North Bank Campus, University of Limerick