Chapter 246-840 WAC

Last Update: 11/27/17

PRACTICAL AND REGISTERED NURSING

WAC Sections

246-840-010Definitions.
246-840-015Requirement to submit demographic data.
246-840-020Credentials issued to an LPN, RN, or ARNP in Washington state.
246-840-025Initial licensure for registered nurses and practical nurses—Commission approved Washington state nursing education program.
246-840-030Initial licensure for registered nurses and practical nurses—Out-of-state traditional nursing education program approved by another United States nursing board.
246-840-035Initial licensure for registered nurses—Out-of-state nontraditional nursing education program approved by another United States nursing board as defined by WAC 246-840-010(16).
246-840-045Initial licensure for registered nurses and practical nurses who graduate from an international school of nursing.
246-840-050Licensing examination.
246-840-060Results and retaking of examination.
246-840-090Licensure for nurses by interstate endorsement.
246-840-095Temporary practice permits.
246-840-105Brief adjudicative proceedings—Denials based on failure to meet education, experience, or examination prerequisites for licensure.
246-840-111Expired license.
246-840-120Inactive credential.
246-840-125Retired active credential.
DOCUMENTING CONTINUING COMPETENCY
246-840-200Continuing competency purpose statement.
246-840-210Continuing competency definitions.
246-840-220Continuing competency requirements—Active status.
246-840-230Continuing competency audit process and compliance.
246-840-240Extension.
246-840-250Continuing competency requirements—Reactivation from expired status.
246-840-260Continuing competency requirements—Reactivation from inactive status.
ADVANCED PRACTICE
246-840-300ARNP scope of practice.
246-840-302ARNP designations, certification, and approved certification examinations.
246-840-310Use and protection of professional titles.
246-840-311ARNP previously adopted specialties.
246-840-340Initial ARNP requirements.
246-840-342Licensure for ARNP applicants by interstate endorsement.
246-840-344Licensure for ARNP applicants educated and licensed outside the United States.
246-840-360Renewal of ARNP licensure.
246-840-361Continuing education for ARNP license renewal.
246-840-365Inactive and reactivating an ARNP license.
246-840-367Expired license.
246-840-400ARNP prescriptive authority.
246-840-410Application requirements for ARNP prescriptive authority.
246-840-420Authorized prescriptions by ARNP with prescriptive authority.
246-840-450Renewal of ARNP prescriptive authority.
246-840-451Continuing education requirements for ARNP prescriptive authority.
ADVANCED PRACTICEPAIN MANAGEMENT
246-840-460Pain management—Intent.
246-840-463Exclusions.
246-840-465Definitions.
246-840-467Patient evaluation.
246-840-470Treatment plan.
246-840-473Informed consent.
246-840-475Written agreement for treatment.
246-840-477Periodic review.
246-840-480Long-acting opioids, including methadone.
246-840-483Episodic care.
246-840-485Consultation—Recommendations and requirements.
246-840-487Consultation—Exemptions for exigent and special circumstances.
246-840-490Consultation—Exemptions for the advanced registered nurse practitioner.
246-840-493Pain management specialist.
NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
246-840-500Philosophy governing approval of nursing education programs.
246-840-505Purposes of commission approval of nursing education programs.
246-840-510Approval of initial (new) in-state nursing education programs.
246-840-511Accreditation requirements for all nursing education programs located in Washington state.
246-840-512Standards and evaluation of nursing education programs.
246-840-513Reporting and recordkeeping requirements for nursing education programs.
246-840-514Purpose and outcomes for approved nursing education programs.
246-840-516Organization and administration for all nursing education programs.
246-840-517Nurse administrator qualification requirements in nursing education programs located in Washington state.
246-840-518Resources, facilities and services for approved nursing education programs.
246-840-519Student requirements in all approved nursing education programs.
246-840-521Additional student requirements for prelicensure registered nurse nursing education programs located in the state of Washington.
246-840-522Additional student requirements for RN to BSN and graduate nursing education programs.
246-840-523Faculty requirements for nursing education programs.
246-840-524Degree requirements for faculty teaching in practical nursing education programs.
246-840-526Degree requirements for nursing faculty teaching in prelicensure registered nurse or for RN to BSN education programs.
246-840-527Degree and licensing requirements for nursing faculty teaching in a nursing education program leading to licensure as an advanced registered nurse practitioner.
246-840-528Degree requirements for nursing faculty teaching in a graduate nursing education program not leading to licensure as an advanced registered nurse practitioner.
246-840-529Exceptions to nursing faculty degree requirements in prelicensure registered nurse nursing education programs.
246-840-531Clinical and practice experiences for students in approved nursing education programs.
246-840-532Faculty to student ratios for clinical and practice experience in nursing education programs.
246-840-533Preceptors, interdisciplinary mentors, and proctors in clinical or practice settings for nursing education programs located in Washington state.
246-840-534Use of simulation for clinical experiences in LPN, RN, or RN to BSN nursing education programs located in Washington state.
246-840-536Dedicated education units for practical nurse or registered nurse nursing education programs.
246-840-537Curriculum for approved nursing education programs.
246-840-539Curriculum for practical nurse nursing education programs.
246-840-541Curriculum for prelicensure registered nursing education programs.
246-840-542Curriculum for registered nurse to bachelor's or master's in nursing education programs.
246-840-543Curriculum for nursing education programs preparing students for licensure as advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP).
246-840-544Curriculum for graduate nursing education programs.
246-840-546Distance-learning nursing education course or courses offered by approved nursing programs.
246-840-547Extended or satellite nursing campus of nursing education programs approved in Washington state.
246-840-549Internationally educated nurse program approval criteria for nursing education programs approved in Washington state.
246-840-551Internationally educated practical nurse program in an approved nursing education program.
246-840-552Internationally educated registered nurse program in an approved nursing education program.
246-840-553Innovation projects or program approach for approved nursing education programs located in Washington state.
246-840-554Ongoing evaluation and approval of nursing education programs located in Washington state.
246-840-556Ongoing approval, accreditation and commission reviews.
246-840-557Commission action following commission site visit, complaint investigation, or national accreditation visits of nursing education programs located in Washington state.
246-840-558Denial, statement of deficiencies, conditional approval or withdrawal of approval of nursing education programs located in Washington state.
246-840-559Closing of an approved nursing education program located in Washington state.
246-840-561Reinstatement of approval for nursing programs located in Washington state.
246-840-562Appeal of commission decisions.
246-840-563Criteria for approval of LPN and RN refresher course program located in Washington state.
246-840-564Curriculum for LPN nurse refresher course.
246-840-566Curriculum for registered nurse refresher course.
246-840-567Refresher course program for advanced registered nurse practice nurses.
246-840-568Criteria for approval of refresher course program located outside Washington state.
246-840-569Commission action regarding refresher course programs.
246-840-571Out-of-state distance learning nursing program approval for practice experiences in Washington state.
246-840-581Early remediation program purpose.
246-840-582Early remediation program definitions.
246-840-583Early remediation program criteria.
PRACTICE STANDARDS
246-840-700Standards of nursing conduct or practice.
246-840-705Functions of a registered nurse and a licensed practical nurse.
246-840-710Violations of standards of nursing conduct or practice.
246-840-720Mitigating circumstances.
246-840-730Mandatory reporting.
246-840-740Sexual misconduct prohibited.
246-840-745Adjudicative proceedings.
246-840-747Appearance and practice before agency—Standards of ethical conduct.
246-840-750Philosophy governing voluntary substance abuse monitoring programs.
246-840-760Definitions of terms used in WAC 246-840-750 through 246-840-780.
246-840-770Approval of substance abuse monitoring programs.
246-840-780Conditions for participants entering the approved substance abuse monitoring program.
246-840-800Scope of practice—Advisory opinions.
246-840-810Provision for continuity of drug therapy for residents.
246-840-820Provision for clean, intermittent catheterization in schools.
246-840-830Determination and pronouncement of death by a licensed registered nurse.
NURSING TECHNICIANS
246-840-840Nursing technician.
246-840-850Use of nomenclature.
246-840-860Nursing technician criteria.
246-840-870Functions of the nursing technician.
246-840-880Functions of the registered nurse supervising the nursing technician.
246-840-890Functions of the employing facility.
246-840-900Functions of the nursing program.
246-840-905How to register as a nursing technician.
DELEGATION OF NURSING CARE TASKS IN COMMUNITY-BASED AND IN-HOME CARE SETTINGS
246-840-910Purpose.
246-840-920Definitions.
246-840-930Criteria for delegation.
246-840-940Washington state nursing care quality assurance commission community-based and in-home care setting delegation decision tree.
246-840-950How to make changes to the delegated tasks.
246-840-960Rescinding delegation.
246-840-970Accountability, liability, and coercion.
246-840-990Fees and renewal cycle.
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