10A NCAC 13B .4203      NURSING STAFF

The supervision of nursing care for each special care unit shall be provided by a qualified registered nurse and shall include the following:

(1)           unit-specific orientation and competency evaluation for each staff member;

(2)           a staffing plan based upon the needs of the patient population which is implemented to ensure a sufficient number of qualified Registered Nurses are on duty when patients are in the unit;

(3)           assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care which is documented according to policy; and

(4)           delivery of nursing care in accordance with the North Carolina Nurse Practice Act.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

RRC objection due to lack of statutory authority Eff. July 13, 1995;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.