Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: Managers' views

Rachel Unwin (Lead / Corresponding author), Susan Redman, Heather Bain, Michael Macphee, Evelyn McElhinney, Frances Downer, Ruth Paterson

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Managers in healthcare services have ever-increasing demands to consider in relation to front line care, including the continuing professional education needs of qualified practitioners who are advancing their roles. One advancement is non-medical prescribing, and this article reports part of the findings from a survey undertaken in Scotland which explored managers' views of the clinical support of staff enrolled on a non-medical prescribing programme. The article discusses how managers have an important role to play in supporting these learners in practice, and suggests all stakeholders should be aware of the pressure this adds to managers, and seek creative solutions to support the process of learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalNursing Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • Continuing professional education
  • Learning in practice
  • Manager
  • Non-medical prescribing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management


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