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PDFWAC 246-840-519

Student requirements in all approved nursing education programs.

(1) The nursing education program shall hold students accountable for professional behavior as identified in chapters 18.79, 18.130 RCW, and 246-840 WAC, including, academic honesty and integrity.
(2) Written policies and procedures for students must be available and communicated in a fair, accurate, inclusive, and consistent manner.
(3) The approved nursing education program shall:
(a) Develop and implement written policies and procedures specific to nursing students including, but not limited to, the following:
(i) Student selection, admission, progression, remediation, graduation, withdrawal, and dismissal of students;
(ii) Student recordkeeping and systems;
(iii) ADA accommodations for students;
(iv) Student rights and responsibilities;
(v) Grievances and complaint processes;
(vi) Incident reports and tracking of reports;
(vii) Medication administration or selection by students and faculty role in supervising students during medication administration or selection processes;
(viii) Reporting and logging of events involving a student and faculty member that the nursing education program has reason to believe resulted in patient harm, unreasonable risk of patient harm, or diversion of legend drugs;
(ix) Documenting student near miss errors incidents;
(x) Student professional dress;
(xi) Professional behavior;
(xii) Background check requirements;
(xiii) Immunization requirements;
(xiv) Clinical practice expectations;
(xv) Student performance evaluations; and
(xvi) Other expectations of nursing students, including providing direction to students on how to apply for national council licensing examination (NCLEX) testing and licensure.
(b) Maintain a system of student records in accordance with institutional requirements. Student records shall be available to the commission staff during on-site surveys or investigations.
(c) Provide a written statement to nursing students of student rights and responsibilities.
(d) Require and assure that students seeking admission by transfer from another approved nursing education program, or readmission for completion of the program, shall meet the equivalent of the program's current standards.
(e) Encourage admission of students from diverse populations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.010, 18.79.110, 18.79.150, 18.79.190, and 18.79.240. WSR 16-17-082, ยง 246-840-519, filed 8/17/16, effective 9/17/16.]
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