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PDFWAC 246-842-190

Core curriculum in approved training programs.

(1) Curriculum will be competency based; that is composed of learning objectives and activities that will lead to the attainment of knowledge and skills required for the graduate to demonstrate mastery of the core competencies nursing assistants-certified must hold, as per WAC 246-842-100.
(2) The program director will determine the amount of time required in the curriculum to achieve the objectives as above. The time designated will be expected to vary with characteristics of the learners and teaching/learning variables. In no case will the hours be less than eighty-five hours total, comprised of thirty-five hours of classroom training and fifty hours of clinical training.
(a) Of the thirty-five hours of classroom training, no less than seven hours must be in AIDS education and training, in the subject areas of: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, infection control guidelines, testing and counseling, legal and ethical issues, medical records, clinical manifestations and diagnosis, treatment and disease management, and psychosocial and special group issues.
(b) Training to orient the student to the health care facility and facility policies and procedures are not to be included in the minimum hours above.
(3) Each unit of the core curriculum will have:
(a) Behavioral objectives, that is statements of specific observable actions and behaviors that the learner is to perform or exhibit.
(b) An outline of information the learner will need to know in order to meet the objectives.
(c) Learning activities (that is, lecture, discussion, readings, film, clinical practice, etc.,) that are designed to enable the student to achieve the stated objectives.
(4) Clinical teaching in a given competency area will be closely correlated with classroom teaching, to facilitate the integration of knowledge with manual skills.
An identified instructor(s) will supervise clinical teaching/learning at all times. At no time will the ratio of students to instructor exceed ten students to one instructor in the clinical setting.
(5) The curriculum will include evaluation processes to assure mastery of competencies. Written and oral tests and clinical practical demonstrations are common methods. Students will not be asked to, nor allowed to, perform any clinical skill on patients or clients until first demonstrating the skill satisfactorily to an instructor in the practice setting.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.52A RCW. WSR 91-23-077 (Order 214B), § 246-842-190, filed 11/19/91, effective 12/20/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.060. WSR 91-07-049 (Order 116B), recodified as § 246-842-190, filed 3/18/91, effective 4/18/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88.080. WSR 90-17-042 (Order 079), § 308-121-170, filed 8/10/90, effective 9/10/90.]
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