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Curriculum for Medication Assistants

MA-C Curriculum  In August of 2007 NCSBN’s Delegate Assembly adopted a medication assistant-certified (MA-C) model curriculum, that covers the following areas: 
  • Medication fundamentals
  • Safety
  • Communication and documentation
  • Medication administration
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • 40-hour practicum

Limited Role of MA-Cs in the broad scope of medication delivery 

The limited role of MA-Cs in the broad scope of medication delivery.

The MA-C is responsible for medication delivery of limited medications in nonacute settings, but the licensed nurse still retains the responsibilities of supervision, delegation, conversion/calculation, judgment and assessment. 

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