Medication Aide Training

Medication Aide Training (PHM 4100) is designed to meet the training requirements to become a Medication Aide. The course will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics include medication via the oral, topical, and instillation routes. Medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications will be covered. Upon successful completion student will be eligible to take the state competency exam.

Students who successfully complete this class and the NACES Medication Aide Competency will be eligible to work in Long Term Care Skilled Nursing Facilities if they are on the NAI registry. Students completing the class who are not on the NAI registry may find jobs in other available health care settings.

Program Specific Requirements

  • Written documentation of high school diploma, official transcript, or equivalency.
  • Photo ID (government issued; North Carolina, current).
  • Social Security Card or Government issued work visa (signed; cannot be laminated, must be physically intact).

Identification only needs to be verified and documented that first and last names match exactly, and copies should not be retained by the college.

Schedule

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Additional classes to be added, please check the online schedule frequently.

Each year the last Thursday in January, at 3 p.m., a Health Occupations ceremony is held for continuing education students in the Keihin Auditorium. Light refreshments are available immediately following in the atrium.  Please note this is when students will receive recognition certificates for programs completed in the previous year.

All Health Occupation students should plan to take the CRC/Work Keys Assessment prior to completion of a course. It should only be taken once. A copy of the schedule will be posted in classrooms. This is a valuable work credential offered by the college and is beneficial when seeking employment. For additional information contact Sylvia Grant at grants@edgecombe.edu.

Tuition & Fees

  • $70
  • Additional costs for textbooks, supplies, and/or other items may be needed to participate in class.
  • Books are available in the bookstores and are needed the first day of class.

 

Yahee Armfield
armfieldy@edgecombe.edu
(252) 823-5166, ext. 293

Kim Lucas
lucask@edgecombe.edu
(252) 823-5166, ext. 516

Toria Moore
mooret@edgecombe.edu
(252) 823-5166, ext. 174

Heather Smith
smithh@edgecombe.edu
(252) 823-5166, ext. 293