North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nursing Practice

Medication Aides

Here you will find information regarding medication aide listing, the role of the medication aide, and approved activities. Details of the medication aide role are provided in the NCBON Position Statement.

Law and Rules

Requirements to become a medication aide in a skilled nursing facility

Medication Aide Registry requirements with the NC 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 NC Division of Health Service Regulation Medication Aide Registry.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 NC 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 Med Aide RN Instructor, please contact AHECs or community colleges, or select one of the following links: Master Teachers, Med Aide RN Instructors.

Exam and Listing Information

For information related to the Medication Aide Registry and information related to med aide competency and exams, go to NC Division of Health Service Regulation.

More Information

To learn more please view the Education section of our website.