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Continuing Competency Requirements:
New as of January 1
The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission adopted final rules related to continuing competency for all Registered Nurses and Licenses Practical Nurses. The rules went into effect on January 1. New requirements include maintaining documentation/verification of compliance illustrating at least 531 hours of active practice and 45 hour of continuing education every three years. The Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Web site summarizes the details and lists FAQ's. Click Here for information.
The Washington State Nurses Association Web site also provides information about Continuing Competency requirements, including the answers to frequently asked questions such as how to verify continuing education. To read more, click here.
The Washington State Nursing Commission provides information for registered nurses about licensing and related practice issues.