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The importance of working with others and the abilities to delegate, assign, manage and supervise have never been as critical and challenging as in 21st century health care.

  • The number of nurses is not keeping pace with the growing needs for nursing services.
  • Nurses have traditionally used a variety of nursing assistive personnel in order to meet the needs of clients.
  • Critical regulatory issues are raised by the use of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP).
  • The profession of nursing must determine how to safely and effectively delegate aspects of care to comptetent others.

NCSBN's position papers on delegation and working others:

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