How to Become a Nurse/Midwife Prescriber

If you are interested in becoming a nurse or midwife prescriber, contact your line manager to discuss this. The Nurse/Midwife Prescriber Lead in your region is available to answer any questions that arise. Nurse/Midwife Prescribing Leads.

If you're interested in becoming a Prescriber have a look at this DVD- Nurse and Midwife Prescribing - A Prescription for Practice

Details of the next programmes for Nurse/Midwife Prescribing

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
1. Certificate in Nursing (Nurse / Midwife Prescribing) (Minor Award, Level 8, 30 Credits)
2. MSc Nursing (Advanced Practice) incorporating Nurse/Midwife Prescribing (Level 9, 110 Credits)

College Closing Date Start Date
RCSI 1st November 2015 January 2016
RCSI Courses: Apply online:


University College Cork

  1. Certicate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing) (NFQ Level 8, Special Purpose Award, 40 Credits)
College Closing Date Start Date
UCC 13th November 2015 13th January 2016
UCC Courses: Apply online:


National University of Ireland Galway

  1. Certicate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing) (Level 8, 30 Credits)

    Other programmes with Integrated Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing):
  2. Master of Health Sciences (Level 9, 100 credits)(Advanced Practice Nursing/Midwifery)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Level 9, 90 Credits)(Advanced Practice Nursing/Midwifery)
College Closing Date Start Date
NUIG 13th November 2015 January 2016
NUIG Courses: Apply online:


University College Dublin

  1. Professional Diploma (Nursing/Midwifery) (Prescription of Medication) (Level 8, 30 Credits)
  2. Professional Certificate (Nursing/Midwifery) (Prescription of Medication) (Level 8, 20 Credits)
  3. Professional Diploma (Nursing/Midwifery) (Prescription of Medication and Ionising Radiation) (Level 8, 37.5 Credits)
College Closing Date Start Date
UCD 13th November 2015 20th January 2016
UCD Courses: Apply online:


Waterford Institute of Technology (in associaton with RCSI)

  1. Certicate in Nurse Prescribing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing) (Level 8, 30 Credits)
College Closing Date Start Date
WIT 1st November 2015 January 2016

For Further information, contact the Programme Coordinator (+353 51 845550)

Apply online:


Sponsorship - Nurse and Midwife Medicinal Product Prescribing Initiative

Under this initiative, a nurse or midwife, employed in the voluntary and statutory services of the Health Service Executive, undertaking a post-registration education programme leading to registration as a Registered Nurse Prescriber with An Bord Altranais and who has not been funded for a specialist course within the last thirty six months (or less if specifically required by service need) will be entitled to have their fees paid in full provided the conditions of this initiative are fulfilled, in addition to the criteria set out in the Guiding Framework for the Implementation of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing in Ireland (2008). A sponsorship agreement setting out the arrangements for study leave and financial support must be completed at local level.

Contact your Nurse/Midwife Prescribing Leads for more details.