North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nursing Education

Medication Aide Curriculum

Medication Aide Information, Laws & Rules

Here you will find information regarding educational preparation of medication aides, medication aide instructors, and medication aide master teachers.

Laws and Rules

Medication aides were approved to practice in skilled nursing facilities (SNF, also known as long term care) in Senate Bill 622 August of 2005. The law became effective July 1, 2006, and the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (previously known as the State Division of Facility Services) rules for SNF became effective October 1, 2006.