Medication Aide Requirements

 
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Competency assessment - NAC Title 172, Chapter 96 Medication Aide Registry

40-hour course and exam - Medication Aides who work in a nursing home, an intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled, or an assisted living facility must pass a Medication Aide Course lasting 40 hours and a state approved exam that tests minimum competency for medication provision. Passing score is 72 percent or greater.

Contact one of the following State of Nebraska approved providers to schedule the written exam:

Quality Career Pathways
5437 N. 103rd Street
Omaha, NE  68134
(402) 609-9583
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center
1200 Libra Drive Suite 100
Lincoln NE 68512
Phone: (402) 435-3551
Providence Health Career Institute
4600 Valley Road Suite 401
Lincoln NE 68510
Phone: (402) 326-2792

  • Questions about testing or test results should be directed to the exam provider.
  • Fees for examinations are determined by and must be paid to the exam provider.

Lapsed medication aide - If you are a lapsed Medication Aide:

Medication Aide 40-Hour from another state:

  • Pass the Nebraska 40-hour Medication Aide exam given by a Nebraska approved testing center
  • Complete the Initial Application. The competency standards can be found in the Medication Aide Regulations.
  • Complete a Documentation of Course Completion (this can be a certificate from your course provider with the number of hours listed)
  • Pay the non-refundable fee of $18

Nursing Student - to meet the requirements for registration as a Medication Aide 40-hour:

  • Pass the 40-hour Medication Aide exam given by a Nebraska approved testing center
  • Complete the Initial Application. The competency standards can be found in the Medication Aide Regulations.
  • Complete nursing courses equivalent to the MA 40-hour course. Course instructor must sign this portion of the application form.
  • Pay the non-refundable fee of $18

Lapsed/Inactive RN or LPN – complete the Initial Application.

Disciplined RN or LPN - A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse whose license has been revoked, suspended, or voluntarily surrendered in lieu of discipline may not register as a medication aide. 
 

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