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Nevada Assisted Living Regulations

Nevada
Assisted Living
Regulations

Nursing Home Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 30 Hours
Frequency: Biennially

 

A licensee must have, in the 2 years immediately preceding the date for renewal of the license, completed 30 continuing education units in a program approved by the Board pursuant to subsection 5.

Two of the continuing education units must be in professional ethics and two of the continuing education units must be in training concerning the statutes and regulations relating to long-term care and any other standards of care which apply to nursing facility administrators.

NAC 654.130

For more information visit Nevada Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators.

Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 16 Hours
Frequency: Every 24 months

 

You must have completed 16 hours of approved continuing education in the previous 24 months.

A minimum of 2 hours must be on Ethics and a minimum of 2 hours must be on Regulations. Only courses approved by BELTCA or NAB qualify for CEU hours. Medication Supervision classes both initial and renewal as required by HCQC do not qualify for CEU hours.

 NAC 654.154

For more information visit Nevada Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators.

Caregiver Continuing Education

Hours: 8 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Receive annually not less than 8 hours of training related to providing for the needs of the residents of a residential facility.

If a resident of a residential facility uses prosthetic devices or dental, vision or hearing aids, the caregivers employed by the facility must be knowledgeable of the use of those devices.

If a caregiver assists a resident of a residential facility in the administration of any medication, including, without limitation, an over-the-counter medication or dietary supplement, the caregiver must:
(a) Before assisting a resident in the administration of a medication, receive the training required.

 NAC 449.196

For more information visit Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Caregiver Medication Management Continuing Education

Hours: 8 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Before assisting a resident in the administration of a medication, receive the training required pursuant to paragraph (e) of subsection 6 of NRS 449.0302, which must include at least 16 hours of training in the management of medication consisting of not less than 12 hours of classroom training and not less than 4 hours of practical training, and obtain a certificate acknowledging the completion of such training.

Receive annually at least 8 hours of training in the management of medication and provide the residential facility with satisfactory evidence of the content of the training and his or her attendance at the training.

 NAC 449.196

For more information visit Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Alzheimer’s Disease Continuing Education

Hours: 8 Hours
Frequency: Annually

8 hours of training required annually with regards to:

1. providing care to a resident with any form of dementia

2. Alzheimer’s disease

If such an employee is licensed or certified by an occupational licensing board; training may be used to satisfy any continuing education requirements of an occupational licensing board, and do not constitute additional hours or units of continuing education required by the occupational licensing board.

NAC 449.2768 

For more information visit Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

RN/LPN Continuing Education

Hours: 30 Hours
Frequency: Every 2 years

30 contact hours of continuing education required every 2 years.

If audited by the Board, a nurse shall prove that he or she has participated in 30 contact hours of continuing education during the 24 months which immediately precede the nurse’s most recent birthday by presenting authenticated photocopies of original certificates of completion or computer printouts from approved providers of continuing education to the Board.

Beginning January 1, 2005, all nurses renewing their licenses must have completed this four-hour bioterrorism course as part of their CE renewal requirement. Each renewal, you are asked to affirm (swear) you have completed this one-time requirement. You are also reminded that you will need to retain your bioterrorism CE certificate indefinitely, in case of audit.

Completing a bioterrorism course which meets the requirements of the law is a one-time requirement of all RNs and LPNs with active Nevada licenses. Once the course is completed, it doesn’t have to be taken again.

The four hours may be counted as part of the 30-hour CE requirement for RN and LPN renewal, and as part of the 45-hour CE requirement for APN and CRNA renewal.

NAC 632.340

For more information visit Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Continuing Education

Hours: 24 Hours
Frequency: Every 24 months

 

All renewing CNAs to complete 24 hours of CNA-related continuing training within the license/certificate renewal period.

For more information visit Nevada State Board of Nursing.

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