prescribing nurse


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prescribing nurse

A UK nurse who is authorised to prescribe certain medicines. District nurse and health visitors are trained to prescribe medicines from the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary. Nurses can gain further training in independent and supplementary prescribing, allowing them to prescribe virtually any drug in the British National Formulary which.

prescribing nurse

A nurse who is allowed to prescribe drugs. Certain U.S. states permit nurses to prescribe only certain types and classes of drugs; most states require that prescribing nurses work with a supervising or collaborating physician; approval for prescribing is granted only to nurse practitioners.
See also: nurse
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The research, by the University of Southampton, evaluated the first two years of extended formulary nurse prescribing and used a national survey, observation of prescribing nurses and the views of stakeholders in its assessment.
It also includes a list of drugs excluded from the pharmaceutical schedule for use by prescribing nurses.