Professional Ethical Legal & Communication Issues Informing Nurse / Midwife Prescribing & Clinical Practicum - Micro-Credential
• Successful completion of this micro-credential addresses the mandatory regulatory requirements for registration as a Nurse/Midwife Prescriber with NMBI in relation to the Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Issues informing Nurse/ Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum.
Why should I take this Micro-credential?
• This micro-credential will facilitate learners to explore their role as prescribers and the factors that influence this role in context of their role, function and responsibilities as a nurse or midwife.
• We will cover content relating to professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse prescribing. Learners will explore legislation relevant to the practice of nurse prescribing and learn how to make decisions around prescribing, as a multi-professional team member.
What will I learn?
Learning outcomes will include developing capacity to:
• Understand and apply safe practice within the framework of professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse/midwife prescribing and health policy.
• Understand and demonstrate the ethical principles and concepts in their prescribing practice to identify values at risk and values to be nurtured in the nurse/midwife prescriber's role.
• Demonstrate an understanding and the application of legislation relevant to the practice of nurse/midwife prescribing.
• Participate as a member of the MDT in the assessment, communication and documentation of findings to clients or carers and provide them with online face-to-face appropriate education and information to enable them to actively participate in decision making.
What will I do?
• Learning modes will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, online resources, clinical visits, and community interaction.
• Topics covered in this micro-credential include:
1. Professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse prescribing.
2. Ethical principles and concepts and challenges in prescribing practice professional judgement and deal with moral challenges with greater confidence.
3. Legal liability and clinical indemnity for prescribing in the context of the expanded nurse/midwife role.
4. Communicating assessment findings to clients or carers and provide them with appropriate education and information to enable them to actively participate in decision making.
• Professional registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or equivalent in another jurisdiction.
• The applicant must be an accredited nurse/midwife prescriber in another jurisdiction and require only this one module from the Certificate in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing Programme in order to register with the NMBI. They must not require the other 2 modules on that programme.
• Honours degree in a relevant discipline (however, relevant experience will also be taken into account- Evidence of completion of non-medical prescribing programme and practice experience of prescribing medicinal products is essential).
• Satisfy the selection panel.
• CV & Transcript & NMBI Registration (copy)
Closing Date: 10th December 2022
How will this Micro-credential be delivered?
This micro-credential is delivered using a blended model.
• This micro-credential is taught using a blended learning approach - 2-3 days in person, and 2-3 days online and offers a learning experience that is both structured and flexible.
• Lectures will be co-streamed and delivered on designated days to facilitate attendance by micro-credential learners. Online lectures will be available for students to access live or as pre-recorded sessions. Online resources for directed learning will be available to learners to facilitate flexibility and increase access.