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

Unwin, Rachel; Redman, Susan; Bain, Heather; Macphee, Michael; McElhinney, Evelyn; Downer, Frances; Paterson, Ruth


Rachel Unwin

Susan Redman

Heather Bain

Michael Macphee

Evelyn McElhinney

Frances Downer

Ruth Paterson


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.


UNWIN, R., REDMAN, S., BAIN, H., MACPHEE, M., MCELHINNEY, E., DOWNER, F. and PATERSON, R. 2016. Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: managers' views. Nursing management [online], 23(3), pages 25-29. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 18, 2016
Online Publication Date Jun 1, 2016
Publication Date Jun 1, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 7, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 2, 2017
Journal Nursing management
Print ISSN 1354-5760
Electronic ISSN 2047-8976
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 3
Pages 25-29
Keywords Continuing professional education; Learning in practice; Manager; Nonmedical prescribing
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