Nurse Delegation Core Basic: Self Study course: (9 hours)
- This is the 9-hour Washington State DSHS certification course for Nurse Delegation Basics. This course provides basics for RN delegated tasks such as medication assistance, and patient specific procedures per rules and regulations regarding nurse delegation.
- Students must be able to perform the physical aspects of the skills performance evaluation and have prior certification as a Home Care Aide or Nursing Assistant. You must be either an NAC or an HCA in order to be delegated.
What Is Nurse Delegation?
The Nurse Delegation Program, under Washington State law, allows nursing assistants working in certain settings to perform certain tasks–such as administration of prescription medications or blood glucose testing–normally performed only by licensed nurses. A registered nurse must teach and supervise the nursing assistant, as well as provide nursing assessments of the patient’s condition.