RCC offering Medication Aide, Nursing Assistant courses

ASHEBORO (July 24, 2020)

Randolph Community College is offering an online “Medication Aide” course and night and day “Nursing Assistant I” courses, starting in August.


The “Medication Aide” 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, Aug. 17-Sept. 2, from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $70.

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

The “Nursing Assistant I” course includes basic nursing skills, required to provide safe, competent personal care for individuals. Emphasis is placed on person-centered care, the aging process, communication, safety/emergencies, infection prevention, legal and ethical issues, vital signs, height and weight measurements, elimination, nutrition, basic restorative care/rehabilitation, dementia, mental health, and end-of-life care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and be eligible to test for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide 1 Registry.

The day class/lab (#74235) is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Aug. 25-Oct. 28 in rooms 222 and 224 of the Administration/Education Building on the Asheboro Campus. Clinicals are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Oct. 29-Dec. 2, from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The night class/lab (#74236) is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 25-Oct. 28 in rooms 222 and 224 of the A/E Building. Clinicals are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Oct. 29-Dec. 2, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at various clinical sites.

The cost of the course is $218.05.

The application deadline is Aug. 17 and class space is limited. Students will be admitted to the course by completed application only, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No application will be processed unless it is complete; incomplete applications will not be returned. Clinical days/times may involve alternate days and/or extended hours other than those regularly scheduled for class and will involve travel (reliable transportation is necessary).

Applications are available by clicking here.

For more information, call 336-633-0268.