I am having problems with the nursing staff in area of delegation. I know the rules of the NPA and They should know them as well, but we continually have issues with improper delegation. Mostly in the respect of our Nurse Techs or Externs (employees that are currently enrolled in a nursing, RN, program. We allow these employees to do skills that they have been checked off on at their school (with the exception of medication, they never do that) and of course we evaluate them for competency as well, i.e, foley catheter, NG tube, etc. But the nurses are asking them to things that they should not be doing, for example, calling the physician and taking verbal orders, hanging IV bags, etc. I have tried to address this from the NT point telling them not to do these things, but it seems to me it needs to be addressed from the nursing end in that they shouldn't be asking them to do it. Does anyone else have this problem and what have you done about it?