Professional Identity

Medical Assistant vs. Medication Aide/Assistant

Q. What is the difference between medical assistants and medication aides/assistants?

A. Medication aides/assistants are “advanced nursing assistants” who primarily work in nursing homes, and—unlike nursing assistants—can pass medications under the supervision of an RN or other professional. Approximately 46 states now have medication aides/assistants, but the number is growing.

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