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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Only deep understanding of professional changes and real support from physicians will lead to success of the reform and will increase confidence of the prescribing nurses. It requires reasonable informational campaign which will show both advantages and challenges for doctors related to nurse prescribing.
This study noted that the reassurance, health promotion and continuity of care offered by prescribing nurses were also welcomed and valued by patients.
The research, carried out 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.