End of COVID-19 Emergency Orders and State of Emergency by October 31

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

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09/16/2022

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

Nearly three-quarters of the governor’s 85 COVID-19 emergency orders have already been lifted, and an additional 13 health care related orders will end Oct. 27. The remaining 10 orders are to be…

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09/16/2022

Executive Director, NCQAC (Exempt)
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Tumwater, WA
DOH6731

Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for nursing and nursing regulation.  They are committed to achieving and inspiring excellent outcomes.  They effectively and inspiringly understand and express complex ideas and information. 

Our ideal candidate is committed to health equity, racial and gender diversity, and inclusion across all aspects of the regulation of nursing practice.  

Our ideal candidate creates and nurtures a…

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09/09/2022

Mass testing is still going on for all nursing assistants who need the state skills exam. These tests are open to all nursing assistants, not only those working in nursing homes.

If you are working in a nursing home, you must complete your exam and be certified by October 5, 2022.

You can register for one of the September skills exams below on the …

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09/02/2022

Welcome to our new and improved Nursing Commission website!

We have modernized and updated our website to make easier to get to and find what you need.

Some great new features of our new site include:

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09/02/2022

Nursing assistants working in nursing homes must complete their exams and be certified by October 5, 2022, or they will no longer be able to work in nursing homes.

The goal is to test all nursing assistants working in nursing homes by the end of September 2022.

You can…

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08/16/2022

Nursing assistants working in nursing homes must complete their exams and be certified by October 5, 2022, or they will no longer be able to work in nursing homes.

We have developed a proposal for a mass certification examination to address this crisis. The goal is to test all nursing assistants working in nursing homes by the end of September 2022.

15 academic institutions have volunteered as test sites and 70 faculty are participating as RN Evaluators. Overall, there are 1600 testing slots available.

  • Bates Technical College Big Bend CC…
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08/12/2022

Learn about help for nurses with substance use disorder with Kristin Waite-Labott, RN and John Furman PhD, RN.

This informative…

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08/12/2022

The Department of Health (DOH) has started a weekly update related to the Monkeypox Virus (MPV). This update has current status and major response activities related to MVP outbreaks.

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08/11/2022

Starting December 1, 2022, nurse license application and renewal fees will increase.

  • LPN fees will increase $5
  • RN fees will increase $15
  • ARNP fees will increase $5
  • Nurse tech fees won't change

If your birthday is on or after December 1, 2022, you will pay the new renewal fee.

Fees pay for licensing and regulating nursing in Washington state (…

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07/08/2022

Reminder about mandatory training requirements. Training may count toward nursing continuing education hours.

Suicide Prevention Training Requirement for Nurses

Per RCW 43.70.442 RNs, LPNs, ARNPs must take a 6-hour suicide prevention course.

Visit DOH Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals…

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