Independent Nurse: Practical Prescribing

I recently started a two-year MSc Advanced Practitioner programme with a special interest in COPD, and work with a community COPD team. I qualified as a nurse independent prescriber/nurse supplementary prescriber in 2005, prescribing within my competence in my specialist area. However, my current line manager says I will not be able to prescribe until the end of the course in 2011. I would appreciate your view.

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