Medication Aide Competency Assessment

Individuals who are in need of completing a Medication Aide Competency Assessment prior to taking the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Medication Aide written examination may do so at Clarkson College.

Please contact the Professional Development office for upcoming dates.


The individual has previously been on the Nebraska Medication Aide Registry. Clarkson College will verify registry status as inactive or lapsed. A photo ID is required at time of examinations.

Competency Assessment Procedures

For the assessment, 45 minutes is scheduled individually with a Registered Nurse. Students are verbally asked 20 questions to successfully demonstrate each of the competencies as identified in Title 172 NAC 96, section 005. Students must also successfully demonstrate 10 basic nursing skills related to medication administration. Students are given 5 minutes to review all 10 skills prior to testing.

Students must successfully pass each skill—70 percent required to pass each skill. Some skills may have critical steps that must be demonstrated to pass the skill. If a critical step is not demonstrated accurately, the student does not pass the skill and therefore does not pass the medication aide competency.

Registration Information

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. The following registration options are available:
Phone: Register by phone with a credit card by calling 402.552.6148, 402.552.2311 or 800.647.5500.
In-Person: The Professional Development office is located in the lower level of Clarkson College, and the customer entrance faces the intersection of 42 and Douglas Streets. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST View a Campus Map