Medication Aide

Course Description

This course prepares students to take the North Carolina Board of Nursing Medication Aide Certification Exam. The course will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel: medication administration via oral, topical and installation routes; medical asepsis; hand hygiene; medical terminology; and legal implications. Upon completion the students are eligible to take the Medication Aide Certification Exam through the North Carolina Board of Nursing.


  • High School Diploma (or equivalent diploma)
  • Must be a Nurse Aide, a current Nurse Aide I student, or on Nurse Aide I Registry listing


Tuition: $74 plus fees and textbooks

Textbook Information

Title: Medication Aide Training Course Student Handbook
ISBN: 9789970000562
Cost: $43.75 + tax
Textbooks can be purchased at the VGCC Bookstores on the Main Campus or online at the VGCC Bookstore website .


Credentia is the new med aide credentialing provider for North Carolina.

For med aide (nursing home), you can find the new program page at .

Special Note

Candidates under the age of 18 will not be allowed to test without a parent/guardian signature on the liability waiver form.

Coordinator, Occupational Healthcare Programs
MAIN CAMPUS - Henderson
(252) 738-3366