Critical Thinking for Ethical Practice in Nursing

WMCP1015 - Critical Thinking for Ethical Practice in Nursing

Micro-Course | 1.4 Nursing Contact Hour | Estimated 1-Hour Workload

  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon 1.4 Nursing Contact Hour
  • feature icon Estimated 1-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

Description

Nurses depend on critical thinking to maintain ethical behaviors and manage ethical situations daily when providing care for their patients. As a nurse, you must have a system in place to set standards of practice that uphold your commitment to ethical care and help guide your treatment process.

This micro-course will strengthen your knowledge of ethics in nursing, enhance your critical thinking skills, and give you strategies for ethical decision-making in your daily practice.

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this micro-course, you will be able to:

  • Define the concept of ethics in nursing practice.
  • Identify the principles of ethics in nursing practice.
  • Explore ethical behaviors and decision-making in the nursing profession.
  • Recognize the ethical tools available to nurses for decision-making.

Accreditation Statement

Walden University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit P0469.

Criteria for Obtaining Contact Hours

This nursing continuing professional development course offers content that includes overviews and descriptions, engagement activities, resources, and a final assessment. Within 180 days of the course purchase date, follow these steps to claim nursing contact hours:

  1. Complete all content in the micro-course,
  2. Achieve 80% or higher for the final assessment,
  3. Complete the end of course evaluation, and
  4. Download and print or save your contact hour certificate.

Disclosure Statement

The planners and authors of this nursing continuing professional development activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.

While professional development activities offered by an American Nurses Credentialing Center Provider Unit typically satisfy the requirements of most states, Walden University recommends that participants ensure that the content offered meets their individual requirements. To the extent that contact hours must be approved within one’s state of residence or licensure, participants should check with their state board of nursing before enrolling in any professional development activity. The state board of nursing determines the number and type of contact hours that can be claimed for professional development activities.


Eligibility

  • Must be 18 or older

Refund Policy

You will have 24 hours, or until you receive your completion certificate, to request a full refund after purchase, whichever comes first. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.

Curriculum

  • Foundations for Ethical Practice

    Learn key ethical concepts in nursing practice.

  • Code of Ethics in Nursing

    Examine the history of the code of ethics in nursing. Explore the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses.

  • Ethical Principles in Nursing

    Discover four principles for ethical decision-making.

  • Ethical Reasoning

    Explore ethical behaviors and decision-making in nursing practice.

  • Ethical Decision-Making Tools

    Acquire ethical decision-making tools for solving ethical dilemmas in nursing practice.

  • Application of Ethical Principles in Case Studies

    Practice applying critical thinking and ethical decision-making tools to ethical dilemmas presented in case studies.

Features

Practical Skills

Practical Skills

Find an ethical decision-making tool that you can apply in your workplace context.

Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning

Learn through easily consumable segments to adapt your studies around your busy life.

Action-Oriented Problem Solving

Action-Oriented Problem Solving

Learn critical thinking and practical skills to focus on specific problems and look for specific solutions in ethical situations.

Awards

Micro-Course Badge

Micro-Course Badge for Critical Thinking for Ethical Practice in Nursing

  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon 1.4 Nursing Contact Hour
  • feature icon Estimated 1-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

How to enroll?

  • 1Add course to cart
  • 2Create your account
  • 3Register for course
  • 4Make payment and submit application
  • 5Start learning
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email lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu for additional assistance

Who is this for

  • Any nurse or nursing student seeking to strengthen their knowledge of nursing ethics