Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V150)

This module has be designed to prepare community nursing practitioners to prescribe safely within a community environment.

Module Code NM6166
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to:

  • Prepare you to attain the professional and clinical skills required for safe, cost-effective prescribing from the Community Practitioner Formulary, within your sphere of practice.
  • Enable you to develop the ability to negotiate prescribing decisions within the context of the patient consultation process, while adhering to professional accountability and responsibility.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Conduct an accurate assessment, including history taking, record keeping, communication and consultation with patients/clients and their carers.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of professional accountability.
  • Critically evaluate contemporary prescribing policy within a legislative and ethical framework, and apply this to your field of intended professional practice.
  • Recognise the value of safe and effective prescribing roles which rely upon the collaboration and consultation skills of the multiprofessional prescribing team, demonstrating an ability to function as an effective team member.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and numeracy related to prescribing practice.
  • Appraise the multiple influences and public health policy which may have an impact on prescribing practice.
  • Critically explore the evidence base within a clinical governance framework in respect of the rationale, adherence to and deviation from national and local guidelines, protocols and policies.
  • Critically explore the legal, cognitive, emotional and physical differences between adults and children, and the implications for safe prescribing practice.

KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication
2 Personal and People Development
3 Health, Safety and Security
4 Service Improvement
5 Quality
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information,
please contact:
Victoria Whaley
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Wirral Site (Clatterbridge)
Clatterbridge General Hospital
Wirral CH63 4JY 
T: 01925 534073

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester, CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000