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PDFWAC 246-841-490

Core curriculum in approved nursing assistant-certified training programs.

(1) The curriculum must be competency based. It must be composed of learning objectives and activities that will lead to knowledge and skills required for the graduate to demonstrate mastery of the core competencies as provided in WAC 246-841-400.
(2) The program director will determine the amount of time required in the curriculum to achieve the objectives. The time designated may vary with characteristics of the learners and teaching or learning variables. There must be a minimum of eighty-five hours total, with a minimum of thirty-five hours of classroom training and a minimum of fifty hours of clinical training.
(a) Of the fifty hours of clinical training, at least forty clinical hours must be in the practice setting.
(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, which are 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 such as lecture, discussion, readings, film, or clinical practice designed to enable the student to achieve the stated objectives.
(4) Clinical teaching in a competency area is closely correlated with classroom teaching to integrate knowledge with manual skills.
(a) Students must wear name tags clearly identifying them as students when interacting with patients, clients or residents, and families.
(b) An identified instructor(s) will supervise clinical teaching or 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 must include evaluation processes to assess mastery of competencies. Students cannot perform any clinical skill on clients or residents until first demonstrating the skill satisfactorily to an instructor in the practice setting.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.110, 18.88A.060, and 2020 c 76. WSR 21-04-016, § 246-841-490, filed 1/22/21, effective 2/22/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.060(1) and 18.88A.030(5). WSR 08-06-100, § 246-841-490, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.060. WSR 91-23-077 (Order 214B), § 246-841-490, filed 11/19/91, effective 12/20/91; WSR 91-07-049 (Order 116B), recodified as § 246-841-490, filed 3/18/91, effective 4/18/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88.080. WSR 90-20-018 (Order 091), § 308-173-270, filed 9/21/90, effective 10/22/90.]
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