De Montfort University Non Medical Prescribing

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De Montfort University Non Medical Prescribing

Non-Medical Prescribing BSc

Designed for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who wish to undertake a part-time programme at undergraduate level to prepare them to become a non-medical prescriber.

The government is changing the way in which students beginning nursing, midwifery and speech and language therapy courses are funded.

For all students attending university from September 2017 onwards NHS bursaries will no longer be available. Instead, you will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs. Please be aware courses commencing in the March 2016/17 academic period will still be eligible for the 2016 funding package unless stated otherwise.

Despite these changes the process for getting on to your chosen course, the standards of teaching and the reasons you have for choosing a career in the health sector all remain the same.

For current details, please visit and the Council of Deans of Health website. Or for more information about the financial support available at DMU, visit our fees and funding webpage.

Completion of this Programme will allow nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to prescribe in an independent and/or supplementary manner.

Pharmacists wishing to undertake the Non-Medical Prescribing Programme, please follow the link to PHAR 557

The leading principle within the Non-Medical Prescribing (BSc) programme is to prepare students to deliver high quality care by equipping them to:

  • Prescribe safely and effectively
  • Use resources to their optimum effect for service users
  • Improve well-being and reduce inequalities
  • Provide evidence-based effective care
  • Engage in policy making and actively participate in the multi-disciplinary prescribing team

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For further information contact

Hilary Field
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 0116 201 3892

Entry criteria

You must:

  • Be registered with the appropriate professional statutory regulatory body for over three years
  • Be working in the field in which you wish to prescribe for at least 1 year.
  • Have evidence of successful level 6 study in the last five years
  • Have an in date Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure certificate. For nurses and midwives DBS certificate must be within two years of programme commencement date. For allied health professionals DBS certificate must be no older than 3 months on commencement of the programme
  • Have successfully completed a module that includes diagnostic, examination and consultation skills or equivalent e.g. NMAH 3314 or SPEC 5604
  • You must be able to demonstrate appropriate numeracy skills.

FAQ Non Medical Prescribing

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.