The purpose of the nursing technician credential is to provide additional work related opportunities for students enrolled in an ADN or BSN program, within the limits of their education, to gain valuable judgment and knowledge through expanded work opportunities.
(1) The nursing technician is as defined in WAC 246-840-010
(2) The nursing technician shall have knowledge and understanding of the laws and rules regulating the nursing technician and shall function within the legal scope of their authorization under chapter 18.79
RCW and shall be responsible and accountable for the specific nursing functions which they can safely perform as verified by their nursing program.
(3) The nursing technician shall work directly for the hospital or nursing home and may not be employed in these facilities through a temporary agency.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW and 2003 c 258. 04-13-053, § 246-840-840, filed 6/11/04, effective 6/11/04. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW. 97-13-100, § 246-840-840, filed 6/18/97, effective 7/19/97.]