This Competency Assessment assesses the following outcome(s):
NU310-4: Determine the ethical principles necessary to protect human subjects and avoid scientific
misconduct in research.
PC 2.3: Demonstrate integrity through the application of relevant codes of conduct and social responsibility
within one’s profession.
Purpose: The Purpose of this assignment is for you to learn the principles of ethical conduct in research as
defined in the Belmont Report, the role of the IRB, and the role of the RN in protecting human subjects in
For this assignment you will create a colorful handout that you will post on a bulletin board in your staff
lounge or disseminate to work colleagues to inform them of ethical conduct in human research and
protection of participants.
Be creative with the handout using color and make it interesting.
I. Content of the Handout:
Briefly state the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Procedures for protecting individuals:
Identify vulnerable or at risk participants and explain special considerations.
Privacy and confidentiality issues.
Justice and fair treatment of research participants.
The RN’s role in protecting human subjects.
Section containing frequently asked questions concerning protection of human subjects with answers
II. Presentation of Handout
Name and credentials at the bottom.
The handout should have attractive formatting that is legible and well-organized and is presented with a
mix of interesting graphics along with text.
Handout should be colorful and interesting and well organized.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation should be correct throughout the document.
Provide at least 5 scholarly references and list them in APA format on a separate document.
Minimum Submission Requirements
This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 350 words) document, in addition to the title and
Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics,
definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical,
Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style,
and grammar and mechanics.
Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use
your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your
sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA
formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the
Academic Success Center. Your submission should:
include a cover sheet;
be typed in Times New Roman,12-point font;
include correct citations;
be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
include correct references at the bottom of the last page.