Issuing Entity: Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
Description: The nursing program approval process was created to further protect and improve patient safety by allowing the Nursing Care Quality [Assurance] Commission (NCQAC) to conduct site surveys of nursing schools and programs to ensure they are complying with the law. Also, this process allows the NCQAC to determine minimum education requirements and approve training programs for nursing assistants.
Effective Date: September 12, 2003.
Contact Person: Chuck Cumiskey, Nurse Practice Manager, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 236-4725.