Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 632.2856
Training programs; tests; regulations.


The training program required for certification as a nursing assistant must consist of 75 hours of instruction. The program must include no less than 60 hours of theory and learning skills in a laboratory setting.


Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the instructor of the program must be a registered nurse with:


Three years of nursing experience which includes direct care of patients and supervision and education of members of the staff; and


Proof of successful completion of training for instructors which has been approved by the Board.
Ê The Board may approve a licensed practical nurse as an instructor if the Board determines that requiring instruction by a registered nurse would create a hardship.


Except as otherwise provided in NRS 622.090, upon completion of the program, a nursing assistant trainee must pass a test in theory with an overall score of 80 percent and a test of skills on a pass or fail basis. The test of skills must be given by a registered nurse. If the nursing assistant trainee fails either of the tests, the nursing assistant trainee must repeat the training in the areas in which he or she was deficient before taking the certification examination.


In a program which is based in a facility, a nursing assistant trainee may only perform those tasks he or she has successfully completed in the training program, and must perform those tasks under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.


The Board shall adopt regulations not inconsistent with law:


Specifying the scope of the training program and the required components of the program;


Establishing standards for the approval of programs and instructors; and


Designating the basic nursing services which a nursing assistant may provide upon certification.


Any medical facility, educational institution or other organization may provide a training program if the program meets the requirements set forth in this chapter and in the regulations of the Board, and is approved by the Board. Such a program must be administered through:


The Nevada System of Higher Education;


A program for career and technical education approved by the State Board of Education;


A public school in this State; or


Any other nationally recognized body or agency authorized by law to accredit or approve such programs.


An educational institution or agency that administers a training program shall:


Develop or approve the curriculum for training provided in its service district;


Manage the training program; and


Work with medical and other facilities to carry out the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b).

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