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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 60. Regulations Governing the Registration of Medication Aides

18VAC90-60-50. Requirements for instructional personnel.

A. Primary instructors in an approved program shall be licensed registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or pharmacists who, consistent with provisions of the Drug Control Act (§ 54.1-3400 et seq. of the Code of Virginia), are authorized to administer or dispense drugs and have at least three years of experience in such practice.

B. Licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, or pharmacists who have not had at least three years of experience in administering or dispensing drugs may be used as secondary instructors for the supervised skills practice hours of the program.

C. To be qualified as an instructor, a nurse or a pharmacist shall:

1. Hold a current, active, unrestricted license or a multistate licensure privilege; and

2. Successfully complete a course, including a postcourse examination, that is designed to prepare the instructor to teach the medication aide curriculum approved by the board for administration of medications to clients in assisted living facilities. The course shall include adult learning principles and evaluation strategies and shall be completed prior to teaching a course in a medication aide program.

D. Each instructor in an approved program shall:

1. Participate in the planning of each learning experience and be responsible for the teaching and evaluation of students;

2. Ensure that course objectives are accomplished and the curriculum content has been completed; and

3. Maintain student records as required by 18VAC90-60-70 B.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2007.

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