Medication Aide Programs

The New Mexico Nursing Practice Act authorizes the Board to regulate a statewide program for the certification of medication aides and approval of medication aide training programs (Section 61-3-10.2 NMSA 1978). This page contains information about medication aide training programs for nurse educators, administrators, and those interested in establishing a training program at their facility. Information for medication aides may be found in the Applications section of the website.

Initial Program Application

Renewal Program Application

  • A program evaluation may include a site visit and will be conducted by BON staff prior to the program expiration date.
  • The Medication Aide Program Checklist is a nurse surveyor tool that may be utilized to assist the agency to prepare for the program evaluation.
  • An agency must submit its renewal application and pay the renewal fee prior to the program approval expiration date. Please review the MAAC meeting schedule and board meeting dates as your program must receive board approval prior to the expiration date.

Notifications of Change

Nurse Educator Request for Approval

  • Nurse educators require New Mexico Board of Nursing approval. Complete the online request form and upload the following required documents:
    • Registered Nurse Licensure verification
    • Resume that includes current employment. -must have two of the last five years nursing practice experience
    • Verification of attendance to the New Mexico Board of Nursing nurse educator orientation, if previously attended

Agency Administrator Change

Complete the online form to submit a notification of change of agency administrator to the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Information about other changes requiring notification to the advisory committee or the board for approval may be found in the rules for medication aides, NMAC.

Nurse Educator Orientation

Nurse Educator Orientation Registration

Approved nurse educators for medication aide programs are required to attend an orientation presented by board staff. Agency preceptors and administrators are welcome to attend. The orientation is conducted via video conference.

2024 orientation dates.  All meetings are scheduled from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Wednesday, February 21
  • Wednesday, April 17
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Wednesday, August 21
  • Wednesday, October 16
  • Wednesday, December 18

Nurse Educator Attestation Forms

An attestation provides verification that the student applicant has completed the program requirements. Attestations must be submitted directly to the New Mexico Board of Nursing by the approved agency nurse educator. Submittal directions are on the form. Attestations received from student candidates will not be accepted.

Program Forms and Templates

Board-Approved Medication Aide Programs