Course Description

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

This micro-credential will facilitate students 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. It will also address the mandatory regulatory Requirements and Standards 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

  • Professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse prescribing.
  • Prescribing policy in the context of the wider health system with particular emphasis on cost-benefit analyses and the principles of pharmacoeconomics.
  • Quality assurance review
  • Evidence based knowledge to support their prescribing.
  • Ethical principles and concepts and challenges in prescribing practice Professional judgement and deal with moral challenges with greater confidence
  • Legislation relevant to the practice of nurse prescribing
  • Legal liability and clinical indemnity for prescribing in the context of the expanded nurse/midwife role
  • Reporting adverse drug reactions and medication errors/incidents
  • Prescribing decision-making as a multi-professional team member
  • Communicating assessment findings to clients or carers and provide them with appropriate education and information to enable them to actively participate in decision making
  • Documentation in keeping with best practice in regard to medication management and prescribing.

Nursing & Midwifery – Courses – Trinity College Dublin (

CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryNursing, Medicine & Healthcare
Awarding BodyNational Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
Awarding Body Details5 ECTS
Course Start Date13th September 2021
Course Duration1 Semester
Course Fee€1,200
Entry RequirementsApplication Deadline: August 23rd 2021 - 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 This micro-credential will also run in January 2022
Course CodeDPENM-PELC-1M09
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