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WAC 246-840-567

Refresher course program for advanced registered nurse practice nurses.

(1) A college or university approved by the commission and located in the state of Washington to offer a graduate level nursing education program preparing students for advanced registered nurse licensure may apply to offer an ARNP refresher course program on a commission approved form.
(2) The nurse administrator or qualified designee of an approved ARNP program shall be responsible for the ARNP refresher course program. The designee shall meet the same qualification requirements as identified in WAC 246-840-517(3).
(3) The faculty teaching in the ARNP refresher program shall meet the requirements of WAC 246-840-523 and 246-840-527.
(4) The ARNP refresher course will provide didactic and clinical instruction in the full scope of practice of ARNP role and population foci as allowed in chapter 18.79 RCW and this chapter.
(5) At a minimum, the ARNP refresher program will include instruction and two hundred fifty hours of associated clinical practice and may offer more hours if required for licensure in:
(a) Advanced physiology/pathophysiology;
(b) Advanced health assessment;
(c) Pharmacotherapeutics;
(d) Diagnosis and management of diseases or conditions consistent with current standards of care;
(e) Ordering and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests;
(f) Safe and competent performance of procedures;
(g) ARNP scope of practice as defined in chapters 18.79 RCW and 246-840 WAC;
(h) Accepted standards of practice for ARNP.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.010, 18.79.110, 18.79.150, 18.79.190, and 18.79.240. WSR 16-17-082, ยง 246-840-567, filed 8/17/16, effective 9/17/16.]
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