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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Delegating Nurse

Location(s): Essex

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Program Description

A delegating nurse  assigns  the performance of activities or tasks related to patient care to unlicensed assistive personnel while retaining accountability for the outcome. The registered nurse cannot delegate responsibilities related to making nursing judgments.

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).

​Candidates for this program are required to be Registered Nurses in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing. Candidates must provide current RN documentation and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application. This program length of training is 2 days (16 hours), typically a Friday and Saturday on the CCBC Campus. Program completers will have access to a CCBC Continuing Education academic record (transcript).  External Credential of Case Manager/Delegating Nurse and will be certified through the Maryland Board of Nursing (

A successful candidate must be an active RN in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing, have a high level of integrity, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to professionally and safely manage in an assisted living facility.

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

Program Outcomes

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 Pathway

Health Professions Pathway.  Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credential

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;

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Length of Training

​2 days (Friday & Saturday)

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

Program Requirements

Must be a Registered Nurse in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing

This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Application Process

Provisional Entry – Must provide current RN documentation

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




RN CM/DN Training in Assisting Living


Supplied in Class




Additional Information

Career Opportunities:
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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Program Contact Information

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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.
The 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 manner with many personalities, 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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