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Studying Nurse/Midwife Prescribing at the University College Cork

The Certificate Nurse/Midwife Prescribing will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge to be competent in medication management. The course complies with the statutory, professional and interdisciplinary framework for the development of expertise in the area of prescriptive authority.

The course is first and foremost about making a difference, and has provided the opportunity for nurses and midwives to expand their roles to meet the needs of patients and service users within their area of expertise. The course will also enhance your professional capacity so that services are more patient-focused, thereby delivering better outcomes.

The Certificate Nurse/Midwife Prescribing is a six-month full-time course consisting of 11 days theory and a practical element of 96 hours achieved through mentorship in the clinical setting. The clinical element of the course is provided in your specific clinical practice area with instruction and supervision from a dedicated medical practitioner who will act as your mentor.

Fitness to Practise

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here


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Nurse/Midwife Prescribing: Course:

The Certificate Nurse/Midwife Prescribing is a six-month full-time course consisting of 11 days theory and a practical element of 96 hours achieved through mentorship in the clinical setting. The clinical element of the course.is provided in your specific clinical practice area with instruction and supervision from a dedicated medical practitioner who will act as your mentor.


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Nurse/Midwife Prescribing: Career:

Nurse/Midwife Prescribing offers the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and a knowledge base to inform evidence-based practice.


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Nurse/Midwife Prescribing: Requirements:

Entry Requirements

  • Registration as a nurse or midwife on the live register of the Nursing and Midwifery Bord of Ireland
  • 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)
  • Possession of competencies recognised at Level 8 of the NQAI framework
  • Demonstration of continuous professional development and ability to study at Level 8
  • Support from employer and completed Site Self-Declaration Form, signed by the Director of Nursing/Midwifery/Public Health
  • Nomination and confirmation of a designated medical practitioner mentor (completed Site Self-Declaration Form, signed by the Medical Practitioner/Mentor) who will provide the student with supervision, support and opportunities including shadowing opportunities.


The nurse or midwife must contact the Director of Nursing/Midwifery/Public Health to discuss the identified need for nurse and midwife prescribing in their area/organisation. In addition consideration needs to be given to developing the nurse and midwife prescribing initiative in relation to a number of issues including, legislative and professional practice requirements and standards, clinical governance structures, scope of practice, clinical competency, mentoring arrangements, multidisciplinary partnership and the individuals ability to undertake the education programme and capability to meet the requirements of the new role and the capacity to drive and develop the new initiative safely. The nurse or midwife must seek the approval of their Director of Nursing/Midwifery/Public Health to apply for the education programme. A nurse or midwife must satisfy the criteria as determined by the Higher Education Institution and the Implementation Group on Nurse/Midwife Prescribing as set out in the entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here


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Institution

University College Cork


Location: Cork Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Irland
South-West Region
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Postgraduate Certificate

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 15 September 2021

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 6 months

Tuition fees EU: 3130 EUR / total costs

Tuition fees Non EU: no information

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Postgraduate Certificate

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 15 September 2021

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 6 months

Tuition fees EU: 3130 EUR / total costs

Tuition fees Non EU: no information

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