Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-50-22 - Nurse aide training course; personnel and course sponsor

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) The training of nurse aides shall be performed by or under the general supervision of a course supervisor. Each course supervisor shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Be licensed to practice as an RN and have no pending or current disciplinary actions against that individual's license;
(2) have at least two years of full-time licensed nursing experience, which shall include at least 1,750 hours of licensed nursing experience in an adult care home or a long-term care unit of a hospital; and
(3) meet at least one of the following requirements:
(A) Completed a course in adult education;
(B) completed a professional continuing education offering on supervision or adult education;
(C) taught adults; or
(D) supervised nurse aides.
(b) When seeking approval as a course supervisor, the person shall submit a completed course supervisor application to the department at least three weeks before offering an initial training course and shall have obtained approval from the secretary before the beginning date of that training course.
(c) Each instructor of any nurse aide training course shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Be licensed to practice as an RN and have no pending or current disciplinary actions against that individual's license;
(2) have at least two years of full-time licensed nursing experience;
(3) have completed at least seven hours of professional continuing education offerings on person-centered care in an adult care home or a long-term care unit of a hospital not more than one year before becoming an instructor of the nurse aide training course and each year while serving as an instructor; and
(4) meet at least one of the following requirements:
(A) Completed a course in adult education;
(B) completed a professional continuing education offering on supervision or adult education;
(C) taught adults; or
(D) supervised nurse aides.
(d) Any supplemental instructor may provide training in a subject area of the supplemental instructor's healthcare profession if that person has skills and knowledge in the subject area, has at least one year of full-time experience in that person's healthcare profession, and is under the direct supervision of the course supervisor or instructor.
(e) One person may serve as both course supervisor or instructor, if the person meets the qualifications of the designated positions as specified in subsections (a) and (c).
(f) Each course supervisor and course sponsor shall ensure that the following requirements are met:
(1) A completed course approval application shall be submitted to the department at least three weeks before offering any initial or subsequent nurse aide training course. Course approval shall be obtained from the secretary before the beginning date of the initial course and each subsequent course. Each change in course supervisor, course location, or course schedule shall require prior approval by the secretary.
(2) All course objectives shall be accomplished.
(3) The course shall be prepared and administered in accordance with the "Kansas certified nurse aide curriculum guidelines (90 hours)" and the "Kansas certified nurse aide course (90 hour) instruction manual," as adopted by reference in K.A.R. 26-50-12.
(4) The provision of direct care to residents by a nurse aide trainee II during clinical instruction shall be under the direct supervision of the instructor and shall be limited to clinical experiences that are only for the purpose of learning nursing skills.
(5) During the clinical instruction, the instructor shall perform no duties other than the provision of direct supervision to the nurse aide trainees.
(6) Each nurse aide trainee in the 90-hour nurse aide course shall demonstrate competency in all skills identified on the part I nurse aide training and competency evaluation program task checklist to an RN, as evidence of successful completion of the training course. The RN shall be licensed in the state of Kansas with no pending or current disciplinary action against that person's license and shall have at least one year of licensed nurse experience in providing care for the elderly or chronically ill who are 16 years of age or older. This RN shall date and sign the checklist verifying the nurse aide trainee's skills competency.
(7) Each course supervisor, instructor, and supplemental instructor shall meet the requirements of the designated positions as specified in subsections (a), (c), and (d).
(g) Any course supervisor or course sponsor who does not meet the requirements of this regulation may be subject to withdrawal of approval to serve as a course supervisor or course sponsor.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-50-22
Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 39-925, 39-936, 39-1901, and 39-1908; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 39-936 and 39-1908; effective, T-26-6-28-13, June 28, 2013; effective Oct. 25, 2013.

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