This course is available for FREE to Sigma Members.
This presentation will cover the concepts and types of prescriptive authority for nurses and how they are used in the workplace setting. Core components of safe and competent prescribing will be covered as it relates to the nursing profession.
This course will retire after 24th May 2025.
After participating in this course, learners will be able to:
- Correctly identify and apply the definition of prescriptive authority
- Correctly apply different types of prescriptive authority with how they are used in the workplace setting
- Recall the need for nurses to have prescriptive authority
- Identify and recall the core components required for safe and competent prescribing for the nursing profession
David Stewart, RN, BN, MHN
David Stewart has been with ICN since 2016 and has led several seminal projects in the Health Policy and Nursing Team. Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, David is committed to improving healthcare systems that deliver better outcomes and experiences for patients. He has worked in both the public and private sector with high level experience regionally, nationally, and internationally. David has developed expertise in consultancy, public policy development, patient safety, strategy and innovation, health service planning, management, strategic and transformational leadership. Prior to working for ICN, David worked for the Queensland Government Ministry of Health in a number of senior leadership positions including the Director of Nursing, Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer. In addition to a Bachelor's degree in nursing, he has a Masters' of Health Administration, and is a Certified Global Nurse Consultant.