Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Issues informing Nurse and Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum
Course Type: Micro-credential
Course Code: DPENM-PELC-1M09
Next Intake: September annually
Closing date for applications: 23 August
Awards: NFQ 9 Level Award & NMBI CAT I (Pending)
This module 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.
- 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
All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
IELTS (Academic version) and IELTS Indicator : Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6 in each category
TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
- TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
- University of Cambridge:
Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
- Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
- An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-Masters pathway programme. The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam.
The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam. Please click here for Pre-Masters pathway programme
Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2021/22 applications in light of test centre closures.
For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.
An applicant whose first language is not English but who has taken a degree through the medium of English may be eligible. However some courses may request applicants to present an English Language qualification under certain circumstances.