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The nurse is accountable for the decision to delegate, to implement the steps of the delegation process, and to assure that the delegation task/function/action is completed competently. Read online ANA's Principles for Delegation by a Registered Nurse to an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP).

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Nation Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) have issued new joint National Guidelines on Delegation utilizing new research findings and evidence in the literature to update and standardize the nursing delegation process.

These guidelines are applicable to all levels of nursing licensure (advanced practice registered nurse [APRN], registered nurse [RN], licensed practical [LPN] where the nurse practice act (NPA) is silent.

The Joint National Guidelines for Nursing Delegation, replace the previous ones issued in 2010. The guidelines can be found online.

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   - Delaware Diamond Chapter - Oncology Nursing Society

   - Delaware Emergency Nurses Association

   - Delaware State Affiliate - American College of Nurse-Midwives

   - Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners


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