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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 26. Regulations for Nurse Aide Education Programs

18VAC90-26-50. Other program requirements.

A. Records. Original documentation shall be maintained for a period of two years following each site or survey visit, to include:

1. Each nurse aide education program shall develop and maintain an individual record of major skills taught and the date of performance by the student. At the completion of the nurse aide education program, the program shall provide each nurse aide with a copy of this record and a certificate of completion from the program, which includes the name of the program, the board approval number, date of program completion, and the signature of the primary instructor or program coordinator.

2. A record of the graduates' performance on the state-approved nurse aide certification examination (NNAAP) shall be maintained.

3. A record that documents the disposition of complaints against the program shall be maintained.

B. Student identification. The nurse aide students shall wear identification that clearly distinguishes them as a "nurse aide student." Name identification on a badge shall follow the policy of the facility in which the nurse aide student is practicing clinical skills.

C. Length of program.

1. By May 12, 2023, the program shall be at least 140 clock hours in length, at least 20 hours of which shall be specifically designated for skills acquisition in the laboratory setting.

2. The program shall provide for at least 24 hours of instruction prior to direct contact of a student with a client.

3. Clinical training in clinical settings shall be at least 40 hours of providing direct client care. Hours of observation shall not be included in the required 40 hours of clinical training.

4. Time spent in employment orientation to facilities used in the education program must not be included in the 140 hours allotted for the program.

D. Classroom facilities. The nurse aide education program shall provide facilities that meet federal and state requirements including:

1. Comfortable temperatures.

2. Clean and safe conditions.

3. Adequate lighting.

4. Adequate space to accommodate all students.

5. Current instructional technology and equipment needed for simulating client care.

6. Equipment and supplies sufficient for the size of the student cohort.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3005 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 10, eff. February 27, 2014; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 17, eff. May 12, 2021; Volume 39, Issue 12, eff. March 16, 2023.

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