In this topic, students reflect and apply the principles of professional conduct as they transition to become a registered nurse. Students will explore their understanding of legal, ethical, socio-political, cultural and professional factors that impact on practice, to identify approaches to establish and maintain their professional integrity, conduct and ethical decision making.
This topic aims to identify the complexity of ethical problems in professional practice and to demonstrate the ability to use moral reasoning in developing solutions according to ethical standards. Students will appraise the impact of social, political, cultural, environmental and legal considerations on the role of the Registered Nurse. The concepts of clinical governance, leadership and supervision are further developed in relation to the Registered Nurse role.