Medication Aide

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

A Medication Aide is an individual who has successfully completed a Medication Aide course approved by the NC Board of Nursing, passed a state-approved Medication Aide Competency Evaluation, and is currently listed on the State Medication Aide Registry. The scope of practice of the Medication Aide is limited to the technical aspects of medication administration.

We offer the North Carolina Board of Nursing approved 24-hour training program for those seeking to become a Medication Aide. Students will receive instruction on the correct policies and procedures for administering medications in long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The interactive class offers opportunity to practice the skills that you have learned.


  • Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) placement test (Reading: 10).
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Current Nurse Aide I registry recommended.

Course Length: 24 hours

Refer to for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Medication Aide from N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation Health Care Personnel Registry Section.

Additional general Medication Aide information is available at

According to the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) (the agency which lists Medication Aides for skilled nursing facilities), students do not have to be listed on the NC NA I Registry to complete the 24-hour Medication Aide course. They do have to be listed as a NA I and a Medication Aide with the DHSR prior to functioning in a skilled nursing facility.