This course is designed to prepare non-licensed personnel with the skills required by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to practice as a Medication Aide in long-term care/skilled nursing facilities within the state of North Carolina.
Course topics include:
- safe and accurate administration of medications via the following routes:
- Students are not taught:
- subcutaneous injections
- administration of meds via G-tubes
Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to sit for the state examination in order to become listed on the North
Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Medication Aide Registry.
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Textbook prices are subject to change.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (www.bls.gov
hourly wage range is $11.64 – $16.88.
By taking this 29-hour Medication Aide course, the hourly wage typically increases $1 to $3 per hour over having the Nurse Aide certification alone.
- Home Care Agencies
- Specialty Hospitals
- Nursing Homes
- Physician’s Offices