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Fact Sheet: Decisions Making Model for Delegations of Selected Nursing Tasks N.J.A.C. 13:37-6.2, Delegation of Selected Nursing Tasks

  • RN assessment of patient's nursing care needs completed?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do Assessment then proceed

with a consideration of delegation

  • Is task within a licensed nurse's scope of practice?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do not delegate

  • Is the unlicensed person identified and properly trained?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Provide and document training then proceed

with a consideration of delegation

  • Can the task be performed without requiring judgement based on nursing knowledge?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do not delegate

  • Are the results of the task reasonably predictable?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do not delegate

  • Can the task be safely performed according to exact, unchanging directions?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do not delegate

  • Can the task be performed without a need for complex observations or critical decisions?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do not delegate

  • Can the task be performed without repeated nursing assessments?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do not delegate

 

  • Can the task be performed properly without life threatening consequences?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do not delegate

  • Is appropriate supervision available?

YES

CONTINUE

No

Do not delegate

  • There are no specific laws or rules prohibiting the delegation?

YES Task is delegatable

No

Do not delegate

Based on N.J.A.C. 13:37-6.2 "Delegation of selected Nursing Task"

New Jersey Board of Nursing Decision-Making Model Algorithm

Seven Step Decision Making Model: Algorithm for Determining Scope of Nursing Practice

   
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