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Delegating Nurse

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Program Description

This course instructs students who are Registered Nurses (RN) in a basic foundation for delegating nursing functions, including medication administration, in an assisted living setting. Topics include: overview of regulations that relate to the responsibilities of an RN case manager/delegating nurse; case management principles; overview of the medication technician training program; and adult learning and communication.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Case Manager/Delegating Nurse

Certifying Organization:  Maryland Board of Nursing; www.mbon.org

Financial Aid and Payment Options:

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Local Office of Workforce Development


Program Length

2 days

Daytime cohorts start in February, May, August and November at CCBC Essex. 

Program Requirements

Registered Nurse in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing

Application Process

Provisional Entry – Must provide RN documentation

Program Course Sequence

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



AHL 107

Delegating Nurse Training






Additional Information

Career Opportunities:

Completion of this course allows Registered Nurses working in assisted living facilities to work as a Case Manager.


Skills for Success:

See Technical Standards at the end of this document.

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator:

Shauna Bullard



Essex, HTEC 001


Administrative Assistant:         

Nancy Laubach



Essex, HTEC 013

Technical Standards

Technical Standards for CCBC’s Delegating Nurse Training
The primary goal of The Community College of Baltimore County’s Delegating Nurse course is to train RNs how to delegate nursing functions in an assisted living setting, including medication administration. 

Nurses are required to be on their feet for long periods of time, caring for patients at the bedside, transferring and/or positioning patients. They need to exercise safe practices while exposed to unpleasant sights, odors, materials and communicable diseases. Their duties also require them to function quickly with accuracy while being detail-oriented. A high level of manual dexterity, psychomotor skills, and personal integrity are vital.
Following is a partial listing of the types of skills usually required for adequate job performance: 

Physical Requirements: 
A.    Sufficient strength and mobility to: 

  •     Work/or stand on feet for up to 12 hours 
  •     Lift at least 50 pounds or more and position patients 
  •     Move swiftly within close quarters while maintaining sterile field
  •     Assist with minor procedures 

B.    Adequate vision to: 

  •     Read patient ID bracelets for correct administration of care 
  •     Read instruction sheets and computer screens 
  •     Read medical measuring equipment, scale, thermometer, graduated cylinder, sphygmomanometer 

C.    Sufficient hearing to: 

  •     Hear and understand verbal instructions 
  •     Properly use of stethoscope 
  •     Hear machines/equipment or room bells

Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism:
A.    Have the ability to: 

  •     Interact with other health professionals in a polite and professional manner
  •     Respect patient confidentiality and rights 
  •     Adhere to all policies of CCBC and/or clinical externship facility
  •     Work in a professional manner as part of a team
  •     Interact in a professional with many personalities and attitudes and with people from many different backgrounds

B.    Sufficient communication skills to: 

  •     Give and receive accurate written and verbal instructions
  •     Carry out all written and verbal instructions 
  •     Follow proper channels of communication 
  •     Communicate in a calm and professional manner 
  •     Accurately interpret patient needs 
  •     Provide patient/public education related to the Delegating Nurse profession 

Intellectual Ability and Emotional Stability To: 

  •     Exercise independent judgment within the practice to properly care for patients 
  •     Accurately identify and carry out tasks delegated by Registered Nurses 
  •     Work calmly and efficiently in stressful situations 
  •     Maintain calmness during an emergency situation 
  •     Complete program requirements 

Environmental Requirements: 

  •     Wearing gowns, caps, masks, gloves, and eye protection 
  •     Working in an environment that may be noisy at times
  •     Working in an environment that exposes one to potentially hazardous materials including cleaning agents and chemicals, body fluids
  •     Working in an environment with unpleasant odors
  •     Provide proof of recent immunizations against infectious diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and tetanus
  •     Receive Hepatitis B vaccinations and/or sign a waiver 

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