Changes affecting Nursing faculty WA state

  1. 0 Recently my CNA instructor - a LPN with over 25 years experience - told us that effective this Fall she can no longer teach CNA classes because WA state is putting changes into effect for nursing instructors. I believe she said all levels are affected: for example you need a PhD to teach BSN classes and a BSN to teach CNA classes.

    Does anyone know where on the Web these changes are posted? I googled using several key words and looked at Dept of Health but no luck. Thanks!
  2. Visit  westcoastgirl profile page

    About westcoastgirl

    From 'West Coast'; Joined Sep '04; Posts: 171; Likes: 49.

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  3. Visit  kids profile page
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    I have not heard/read anything about this.

    Have you checked the BON site? https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/HP...ng/default.htm
  4. Visit  nesher profile page
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    I don't know but I just sent an email to the cohort I graduated with (MN in June) and 11 of them are teaching. I am sure I will get a response.
  5. Visit  Todd SPN profile page
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    Well, if this is truly the case, the college nursing programs are going to be in big trouble.
  6. Visit  mattsmom81 profile page
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    Quote from westcoastgirl
    Recently my CNA instructor - a LPN with over 25 years experience - told us that effective this Fall she can no longer teach CNA classes because WA state is putting changes into effect for nursing instructors. I believe she said all levels are affected: for example you need a PhD to teach BSN classes and a BSN to teach CNA classes.

    Does anyone know where on the Web these changes are posted? I googled using several key words and looked at Dept of Health but no luck. Thanks!

    A BSN will be required to teach CNA's? Good grief. To me this sounds like nothing more than academics creating locked up non bedside areas where only they can practice. They already have a lock on many nursing positions already. Sad too IMHO.

    An experienced LPN is more than qualified to teach basic CNA skills IMHO... I wonder how many BSN nurses will WANT this lowly task? <sigh>
  7. Visit  nesher profile page
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    None of my teachers pals have heard of this...but then it doesn't affect them so...
  8. Visit  mattsmom81 profile page
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    The community colleges in my area (Bremerton, Shelton) are advertising for RN's /BSN preferred to teach CNA's and I was thinking of applying. These are adjunct faculty positions however so perhaps adjunct staff can squeak by without a BSN.
  9. Visit  Todd SPN profile page
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    A friend of mine is teaching this course for ESL students at Skagit CC. She is an LPN. Pay is $40 an hour. I say go for it.


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