The Nurse Delegation Training may be completed through PRN as either as a 9 hour Self-Study Course, or as 10 hour Continuing Education Course.
To register for the 9 hour Self-Study Course "Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants", PRN must receive approval from the Independent Paid Provider's authorizing case manager and must be assigned a client that is in need of Nurse Delegation services. Home Care Agency based providers must be authorized by their Agency's Supervisor and must have a client in need of Nurse Delegation services. Simply call the PRN training department at 1-800-776-1101 x3 for additional information. Please note that attendees are required to pass the state's standard test for "Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants" in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Registration, Continuing Education:
Nurse Delegation may also be taken as a 10 hour Continuing Education Classroom Course. Please register for this course in the same manner as any of the other CE courses offered through PRN. The class type will be listed as "ND". It is recommended that only those home care workers who expect to perform nursing tasks which were delegated by a Registered Nurse under the state's Nurse Delegation Program, register for this Continuing Education Course. Please note that attendees must pass the state's standard test for "Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants" which is administered at the end of this class in order to receive a certificate of completion and CE credits.
The Nurse Delegation curriculum and tests will not be translated and the state will not pay for interpreters for the course or testing. According to the nursing assistants standards in WAC 246-841-400(6), the nursing assistant must “use communication skills effectively in order to function as a member of the nursing team”, which means he/she would need to read, write, speak and understand English.