TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1300.660 APPROVED CURRICULUM


 

Section 1300.660  Approved Curriculum

 

a)         Approved medication aide programs shall include 10 hours of laboratory instruction, 30 hours of RN-supervised clinical practice with progressive responsibility for patient medication assistance, and 60 hours of classroom-based medication aide certified education that contains the following minimum components:

 

1)         Medication Fundamentals – 20 hours

 

2)         Safety – 7 hours

 

3)         Communication and Documentation – 8 hours

 

4)         Medical Administration, including, but not limited to, the administration of medications only via oral or topical routes under the direction of a registered professional nurse – 20 hours 

 

5)         Ethical and Legal Considerations – 5 hours

 

b)         A qualified facility may choose to use the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Medication Assistant-Certified (MA-C) model curriculum. However, if any provision of the NCSBN curriculum conflicts with the requirements of subsection (a), the requirements of subsection (a) shall prevail.

 

c)         For the purpose of this Section, supervision shall mean close physical proximity by an RN to the activities performed by the student.

 

d)         The program shall be administered or supervised by an Illinois licensed RN with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a minimum of two years clinical experience in a long term care facility.

 

(Source:  Added at 39 Ill. Reg. 15764, effective November 24, 2015)