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Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations for Nurse Aide Education Programs [18 VAC 90 ‑ 26]
Action Implementing Result of Periodic Review
Comment Period Ends 6/12/2019
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5/13/19  11:16 am
Commenter: Shanon Griffin

Primary Instructor having no other duties

I believe the proposed regulation that the primary instructor while instructing students, should assume no other duties is desperately needed.  In many schools in Virginia, the instructor also doubles as the school nurse and therefore is pulled away from his/her classroom.  This will lead to students being unsupervised while the instructor is treating their patient, and to lost instructional time.  The loss of instructional time will now become a bigger issue as we are proposing adding additional hours needed to the program as a whole.  I believe it is of utmost importance to pass the proposed regulation that primary instructors may not have other duties assigned to them while they are instructing their students.