Embedding knowledge into non-medical prescribing education

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This article focuses on the non-medical prescribing (NMP) module for
community prescribers in a nurse education context. The module mainly
attracts registered nurses (RNs) from community settings (such as health
visiting, school nursing, district nursing and practice nursing), and is provided
in higher education institutions (HEIs) as part of a specialist programme or a
continuing workforce development module. The article discusses changes to
the way the module was taught that can enhance student learning within the
NMP module and facilitate wider success and confidence among community
nurse prescribers. The move from Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for
prescribing to a single competency framework from the Royal Pharmaceutical
Society (RPS) has encouraged academics to revisit teaching strategies and
consider an approach that offers wider student participation in learning.
The use of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) in HEIs is part of national
recommendations to improve the student experience and increase success.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-637
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number10
Early online date22 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2019


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