Issuing Entity: Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
Description: This policy states that a nursing assistant (NA) applicant must complete a nursing commission-approved training program and complete a competency evaluation prior to certification. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure NAs are engaged in safe patient care.
Effective Date: September 12, 2003.
Contact Person: Kendra Pitzler, Program Manager, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 236-4723.