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PDFWAC 246-842-170

Program directors and instructors in approved training programs.

(1) The program director will be a registered nurse licensed in the state of Washington.
(2) The program director will complete a "train-the-trainer" program approved by the state or have demonstrated competence to teach adults as defined by the state.
(3) The program director will have a minimum of three years of experience as an RN, of which at least one year will be in direct patient care.
(4) Program director responsibilities:
(a) Develop and implement a curriculum which meets as a minimum the requirements of WAC 246-842-190.
(b) Assure compliance with and assume responsibility for all regulations as stipulated in WAC 246-842-180 through 246-842-210.
(c) Directly supervise each course offering.
(d) Create and maintain an environment conducive to teaching and learning.
(e) Select and supervise all other instructors involved in the course, to include clinical instructors.
(f) Assure that students are not asked to, nor allowed to, perform any clinical skill with patients or clients until first demonstrating the skill satisfactorily to an instructor in a practice setting.
(g) Assure evaluation of competency of knowledge and skills of students before issuance of verification of completion of the course.
(h) Assure that students receive a verification of completion when requirements of the course have been satisfactorily met.
(5) Additional instructional staff:
(a) The program director may select instructional staff to assist in the teaching of the course, teaching in their area of expertise.
(b) All instructional staff must have a minimum of one year experience within the past three years in caring for the elderly and/or chronically ill of any age.
(c) A guest lecturer, or individual with expertise in a specific course unit may be utilized for the teaching of that unit, following the program director's review of the currency of the content.
(d) All instructional staff must be, where applicable, currently licensed, registered, and/or certified in their field in the state of Washington.
(e) Instructional staff may assist the program director in development of curriculum, teaching modalities, and evaluation but will in all cases be under the supervision of the program director.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.52A RCW. WSR 91-23-077 (Order 214B), § 246-842-170, filed 11/19/91, effective 12/20/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.060. WSR 91-07-049 (Order 116B), recodified as § 246-842-170, filed 3/18/91, effective 4/18/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88.080. WSR 90-17-042 (Order 079), § 308-121-160, filed 8/10/90, effective 9/10/90.]
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