This course provides students who are Registered Nurses (RN) with a basic foundation for delegating nursing functions in an assisted living setting. Students will learn current standards of practice of the Delegating Nurse and will be authorized to teach the Medication Administration Training Program to the Medication Technician (MT) working in the assisted living setting. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have a Case Manager/Delegating Nurse (CM/DN) credential application submitted on his/her behalf, with the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON).
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. teach Medication Administration Training to the Medication Technician working in the assisted living setting, and
2. function as a Case Manager/Delegating Nurse in the assisted living setting.
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 those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development
Students may apply for a career training scholarship through Central Scholarship (http://www.central-scholarship.org/)
2 days (Friday & Saturday)
Daytime cohorts start in February, May, August and November at CCBC Essex.
Registered Nurse in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.
Provisional Entry – Must provide RN documentation
Program Course Sequence
(approximate cost; subject to change)
RN CM/DN Training in Assisting Living
Supplied in Class
Completion of this course allows Registered Nurses working in assisted living facilities to work as a Case Manager/Delegating Nurse.
Skills for Success:
See Technical Standards at the end of this document.
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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:
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
- 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