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Medication Aides

This pages contains information regarding Medication Aide listing, the role of the Medication Aide and approved activities. Details of the Medication Aide role are provided in the North Carolina Board of Nursing Position Statement.

Law and Rules

Requirements to become a Medication Aide in a Skilled Nursing Facility:

Medication Aide Registry requirements with the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation include:

  1. Have a High School Diploma or GED;
  2. Successful completion of a 24 hour Medication Aide training program approved by the Board of Nursing;
  3. Successful completion of a state-approved competency evaluation program; and
  4. Listing on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Medication Aide Registry
The Medication Aide who wishes to function in a skilled nursing facility must be listed as a Medication Aide and a Nurse Aide I with the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation prior to functioning as a Medication Aide in such a facility.
Classes-List of Medication Aide Instructors

To locate a Master Teacher or Medication Aide Registered Nurse Instructor, contact AHECs or Community Colleges, or select one of the following:

Examination and Listing Information

Visit North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation for information related to the Medication Aide Registry and information related to Medication Aide Competency and Examinations.

More Information

View our Education section for more information regarding Medication Aide laws and rules.

North Carolina Board of Nursing

The mission of the North Carolina Board of Nursing is to protect the public by regulating the practice of nursing.
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