Online Medication Aide class being offered at RCC

ASHEBORO (May 27, 2020)

Starting June 1, Randolph Community College is offering a new online “Medication Aide” course.

The class 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. Topics include oral, topical, and instillation medication routes; medical asepsis; hand hygiene; terminology; and legal implications. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the NCBON/NNAAP (North Carolina Board of Nursing/National Nurse Assistant Assessment Program) Medication Aide Exam in order to become listed in the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Medication Aide Registry.

Students must:
• Have high school diploma or high school equivalency
• Be 18 years of age
• Have a current listing with the Division of Health Service Regulation as a Nurse Aide I with no substantial findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property
• Have proof of completion of a minimum 75-hour, state-approved Nurse Aide I course
• Have a Social Security Card (name must match a government-issued photo ID)
• Have a government-issued photo ID (name must match Social Security Card).

The course is Mondays and Wednesdays, June 1-17, from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $70.

For information or to register, call 336-328-1750.