Medication Aide Curriculum
Certification as Registered Nurse Instructor
The Registered Nurse must apply to the Board of Nursing to be certified as a Medication Aide Instructor and receive an Instructor Identification Number PRIOR to teaching a Medication Aide class.
- Have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina or have multi-state licensure privilege
- Have had at least two (2) years of practice experience as a Registered Nurse that includes medication administration
- Have successfully completed a 16 hour instructor training program approved by the Board and provided by a Medication Aide Master Teacher
- Maintain Board of Nursing certification as a Medication Aide Instructor (must be renewed every two (2) years at the time of Registered Nurse license renewal)
Process of applying for Medication Aide Instructor Certification
- Locate a Master Teacher
- Complete the Application to Register for the Registered Nurse Medication Aide Instructor Course – this application must be submitted to the instructor, NOT the North Carolina Board of Nursing
- Complete the Medication Aide Registered Nurse Instructor Certification application (to be signed by Master Teacher) after passing the 16 hour training program
- Submit the application with $25.00 administrative fee to address on application
The North Carolina Board of Nursing will send a certification letter, which includes the Instructor Identification Number, to Medication Aide Registered Nurse Instructor.