Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V150)

20 Credits Level 6



This course addresses the national curricula and learning outcomes for community practitioner nurse prescribing. It aims to prepare community nurses without a Specialist Practitioner qualification to prescribe from the Nurse Prescriber’s Formulary for Community Practitioners. Registrants who undertake the programme will study alongside practitioners studying independent and supplementary prescribing.

There is a practice element to the programme which is carried out under the supervision of a designated non-medical prescribing mentor (who should be an independent and supplementary prescriber or a community practitioner nurse prescriber). The mentor will provide support and opportunities to develop competence in prescribing practice. Practitioners must be in a position to prescribe from the Nurse Prescriber's formulary on completion of the course.

This module is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Follow the link for further details of Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing - HEA00084H 


Entry requirements

The course is open to registered nurses who:

  • intend to practice in an area of clinical need for which prescribing from the community practitioner formulary will improve patient or client care and service delivery
  • have at least two years experience in the area in which you intend to prescibe
  • have spent the year preceeding application in the clinical field in which you intend to prescribe
  • can provide evidence of ability to study at level 6. Evidence of recent academic study is essential. Applicants who are unable to demonstrate recent study may be required to submit an academic written referenced essay to support their application
  • have a DBS (formerly CRB) check that has been carried out in the last three years
  • have the support of a designated non-medical prescribing mentor for the duration of the programme.

Access to the course is by a formal application, which must be approved by your manager or employer. 

Places on this course will be strictly limited to those practitioners who fulfil all the entrance criteria defined by the NMC at the time of application.

Credits and Cost

Qualification awarded

If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 20 credit points by the University of York, at Level 6.


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Start Dates and Timetable

Students on our Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (v150) course attend a selection of seminars from our Non-Medical Prescribers: Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (v300) course.



For more information, contact the SSPRD Administrator in the Student and Academic Support Service on 01904 321321 or email

Download a copy of the Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V150) (PDF , 260kb) leaflet.  

Please contact the SSPRD Administrator in the Student Information, Guidance and Help Team on for an application pack.