Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V150) - 10 credit points

Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V150) - 10 credit points


Module aim
This module facilitates the student’s acquisition of the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe effective prescribing from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary. Successful completion will enable the practitioner to record the qualification of ‘Community practitioner nurse prescriber (V150)’ on their NMC personal record.

Following policy changes, it is now possible for any registered practitioner (usually with two years’ experience) working in an area of clinical need in which prescribing has the potential to improve patient care and service delivery, to undertake a programme of preparation to prescribe from the community practitioner formulary.

To access the module the practitioner will be required to

  1. Provide evidence of being on Part One of the NMC register
  2. Provide evidence of their line manager’s support.
  3. Have confirmation that a prescribing sign off mentor is available who works in a practice setting that has undergone an educational audit and regularly prescribes from the formulary.
  4. The sign-off mentor/PT will be required to work alongside the student in guiding prescribing practice in a simulated environment.

On successful completion of the module there is the potential for the credits to be transferred into the BSc/Graduate Diploma Specialist Practice Award Community Health Studies (i.e. District Nursing and Community Children’s Nursing) as well as the BSc/Graduate Diploma for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (i.e.Health Visiting and School Nursing).

Target group
This module is available to ‘part one registered nurses’ working in the community (as a community staff nurse or within specific community related specialist roles e.g. lymphoedema nurses, stoma nurses continence nurses etc) and there is evidence to show that prescribing will enhance the patient experience.

Module Code: SHG 3092

Venue: Swansea University

Lecturer: Andrea Surridge/ Nia Griffin

Module Dates

Course dates:

  • 12th, 19th and 26th November 2019
  • 3th, 10th and 17th December 2019
  • 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th January 2020
  • Exam date - 11th February 2020.



12th, 19th, 26th November & 3rd, 10th, 17th December and 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th January 2020.