Course Description

Micro-credential - Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Issues informing Nurse and Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum

This micro-credential is for registered nurses/midwives who prescribe medications, prescribers working in other jurisdictions who wish to prescribe in Ireland. Successful completion of this micro-credential addresses the mandatory regulatory requirement for registration as a nurse/midwife prescriber with NMBI.  

It 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. 

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.

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able 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.

HCI Pillar 3 Learner Fee Subsidy: Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidized places. The fee subsidy for eligible Non-EU learners may vary.

For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria.

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CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryNursing, Medicine & Healthcare
Course TypeMicro-credential
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body Details10 ECTS
Course Start Date8th January 2024
Course Duration12 weeks
Course Time• 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.
Course Fee€1,220
Entry RequirementsApplication Deadline: December 1st 2023 • 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 do not require the other two 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). • CV & Transcript & NMBI Registration (copy)
Course CodeDPENM-PELC-1M09
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