Medication Aide Administration
classes slated at HCC
Halifax Community College’s Continuing Education Department
will offer Medication Aide Administration classes running
Monday through Thursday, March 21-31 and Apr. 11-21, from 9
a.m.-noon, at the
Weldon campus. The registration fee is
$65. The instructor will provide more information about
class requirements and expenses.
This 24-hour course
covers the basic preparation for the administration of
medications by unlicensed persons in a variety of settings.
It is designed to prepare
persons to take the competency testing required for listing
as a Medication Aide in the State of North Carolina.
Completion of this medication aide examination and
subsequent listing on the NC Medication Aide Registry will
qualify an individual for consideration of employment in a
skilled nursing facility in NC.
The class will not
qualify an individual in an adult care home. Individuals who
wish to work as a medication aide in an adult care home
should contact the NC Division of Health Service Regulation
at 919-855-3765 for information on medication aide testing
required for work in an adult care home.
There will be
multiple skill lab opportunities within the course as well
as skills competency testing.
Each agency will have rules,
policies, and regulations that students will have to adhere
to in addition to the ones outlined in this course. Students
should know and follow the regulations of their agencies.
Those who successfully complete the Medication
Administration Course will test at a regional test site.
There is a separate payment of $50 for the test.
for the class is required. Students should contact the
Continuing Education Department (Building 400)
admission requirements and registration. For more
information, call (252) 536-7216, (252) 536-7261 or (252)