The online application for this programme is designed to ensure that learning for the prescribing student complies with:
Realising Professionalism: Standards for education and training, Part 1: Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education, Part 2: Standards for student supervision and assessment and, specific to this Programme and Short Course: Part 3: Standards for prescribing programmes (NMC, 2018).
The Standards for Prescribing (HCPC, 2019) and, specific to this Programme and Short Course: Standards for Education Providers: Admissions (HCPC, 2019).
NMC Registered Applicants : must provide evidence that they meet the criteria set by the NMC:
a)You must be a registered nurse (Level 1), a registered midwife or a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) [Part 3, 1.1]
b)You must have been registered with the NMC for a minimum of one year prior to application for entry onto the programme [Part 3, 1.7]
c)You must have the competence, experience and academic ability to study at the level required [Part 3, 1.5]
HCPC Registered Applicants must provide evidence that they meet the criteria set by the HCPC Standards for Education Providers (2019) & Allied Health Professionals Federation Outline Curriculum Framework (2018):
a)Be registered with the HCPC in a profession eligible to prescribe using both Independent and Supplementary frameworks
b)Be professionally practising in an environment where there is an identified need for the individual to regularly use independent prescribing or supplementary prescribing
c)Be able to demonstrate support from their employer/sponsor* including confirmation that the entrant will have appropriate supervised practice in the clinical area in which they are expected to prescribe
d)Have been registered with the HCPC for a minimum of three years prior to application
e)Have relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which they will be prescribing.
f)Be working at an enhanced practitioner or equivalent level.
g)In England and Wales, provide evidence of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or in Northern Ireland, an AccessNI check within the last three years or, in Scotland, be a current member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
You are required to have either an undergraduate degree or evidence of recent study which demonstrates degree level capabilities.
You will also need additional evidence to support your application from:
The University of Lincoln will work collaboratively with your employer in order to confirm that the necessary governance structures are in place (including clinical support, access to protected learning time and employer support where appropriate) to enable students to undertake and be adequately supported throughout their programme.
Self-employed applicants will need to demonstrate appropriate clinical governance in the area in which they practice (registration with the Care Quality Commission) [ AHPF, 2018,15].
Your Prescribing Lead:
If you work in an NHS Trust, there will be a senior manager who acts in the capacity as Prescribing Lead and takes a strategic responsibility for prescribing policy and developments within the organisation. If you are self-employed or work in an organisation without a designated lead, this section of the application form does not need to be completed.
In addition, you will need to nominate a Designated Medical Practitioner (also referred to in the programme as a Practice Assessor) and a supportive clinical practitioner (referred to in the programme as a Practice Supervisor):
The Practice Supervisor can be any registered health and social care professional working in a practice environment. The University of Lincoln, in partnership with our practice partners, require the practice supervisor for prescribing programmes to hold their V300 prescribing qualification. They must also have completed the necessary educational preparation for the role of practice supervisor. The only exception relates to medically qualified practitioners who can evidence the required experience in teaching and assessing as detailed in Section 3 of the application form.
The Practice Assessor/ Designated Medical Practitioner is a registered healthcare professional and an experienced prescriber with suitable equivalent qualifications for this V300 independent/supplementary prescriber preparation programme [Part 3, 4.5]. They must have completed their educational preparation for the role of practice assessor. The only exception relates to medically qualified practitioners who can evidence the required experience in teaching and assessing as detailed in Section 4 of the application form.
Please note: Practice Assessors cannot act as the Practice Supervisor and Assessor simultaneously for the same student [Part 2, 7.10].