GTCC offers a Medication Administration Aide course for Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) who have an active listing on the nurse aide registry. This course provides a wonderful opportunity for career enhancement to nurse aides who are interested in working in skilled nursing facilities as a medication aide.
This course is designed to meet training requirements for the North Carolina Board of Nursing Medication Aide Certification. The training prepares Nurse Aides to administer medications to long term care residents. Course topics include scope of duties; legal and ethical responsibilities; administration of medications by various routes; infection control; and documentation including commonly used abbreviations.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate and are then eligible to take the state competency exam administered under NC Division of Health Services Regulation
Do I QUALIFY?
The Medication Aide is employed in a long term care/skilled facility AND must also be listed on the Nurse Aide 1 Registry. Therefore a requirement for course enrollment is that the student is an NA 1 with active listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide 1 registry.
**Medication Aides who pass medications in long term/skilled nursing facilities should not be confused with Medication Technicians who pass medications in adult care settings such as assisted living or group homes.
On first day of class, you MUST present documentation that you are currently listed on the North Carolina Nursing Assistant Aide Registry. You may access and print this information from the website at www.ncnar.org
What does this COURSE COST?
The registration fee for this course is $78.00. Financial Aid is not available for the class as it is a non-credit certificate course.
The required textbook will cost $14.84 and must be purchased from the campus bookstore where you will be attending the class.
What SPECIAL POLICIES do I need to know?
The attendance policy is very strict. You may be dismissed from the program if you are absent more than once or tardy greater than 3 times during the Theory and Lab portions of the class. You will be dismissed if you are more than five minutes late or absent during clinical.
You will be given one multiple-choice question exam. You may be dismissed from the class at the end of theory if your average is below 77%.
You must be able to accept constructive criticism, control your temper and follow directions carefully.
Unprofessional or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Disrespectful, interruptive, disruptive, impatient behavior toward the instructors, fellow students, staff or clinical staff will not be tolerated at any time.
You will be dismissed during any portion of this class should your reaction be inappropriate at any time.
You may be dismissed if the RN Instructor suspects you are a safety risk in clinical due to a student physical or behavioral issues.
You may be dismissed if you are caught cheating, suspected of alcohol or drug use on campus or before class.
You will be dismissed for fighting, or for the use of profanity or demonstrating an attitude that would frighten a patient such as loud, raised, angry voices.
If you are dismissed from a class for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund.
What STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES are available to me?
Disability Services– The NA 1 Departmental Staff want all students to be successful. If you have any special needs, please contact the Disability Services department prior to starting your class so that arrangements can be made for the first day. Please call 334-4822 ext. 50113.
Learning Resource Centers– As a student in the NA 1 training program, you have access to the Learning Resource Centers on all 3 campus locations.
Veterans’ Center– If you think you are eligible for VA/Military Education Benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL1 or 888-442-4551. Eligibility is ultimately determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, not GTCC. For additional information, you can contact Flora Taylor at 334-4822 ext. 50521.
Veterans and active duty military personnel with special circumstances are welcome and encouraged to communicate these to your Instructor or any member of the NA Training Program Administration. Thank you for your service to our country.
Ready to REGISTER?
NA Registration: If you have read the sections above, let’s get you registered. Click on the icon to the right to see available courses currently accepting ONLINE registration or click on the button below to access the various methods we offer to register for a course. We are looking forward to seeing YOU in one of our classes.
Please be sure when registering for a class that it best fits your schedule and then make a note of the exact course code, date and times, and location of your class. If you decide after you have registered for a particular class that you would rather attend another class, unfortunately this will not be allowed without first checking to see if there is availability. SHOWING UP FOR A CLASS THAT YOU ARE NOT OFFICIALLY REGISTERED FOR WILL NOT BE PERMITTED EVEN WITH PAID RECEIPT.