Assisted Living Center, Skilled Nursing Facility, Hospital

RNs and LPNs in a skilled nursing facility, assisted living center, or a hospital may only delegate medication administration to a medication aide who is listed on the Board's UMA Registry.

A registered UMA may only administer medications under the delegated authority of a licensed nurse.

Requirements for Initial Registration

Must have completed a high school education or GED

Must have completed a board-approved training program

Nursing Students and inactive LPNs/RNs may request to waive the 16-hour theory portion of the training program: Equivalency of Education Information

See Approved Program List[needs updating]

Must submit online application; allow 5-7 business days for processing

Applicants must identify the name of a board-approved test Proctor on the application

Find Proctor Information[needs updating]  Check Your Application Status

The RN instructor must submit the RN Attestation Form

Must pass the Board's online UMA exam. Find exam information [needs updating].

After taking the exam, an applicant will receive immediate notification of pass/fail

After passing the exam, an applicant will be added to the UMA registry; registration is valid for 2 years

After failing the exam, an applicant should review learning materials with RN instructor, then submit the Re-take Exam Application

The RN does not need to resubmit the RN Attestation Form

Upon failing a second time the applicant is required to repeat the 20-hour course.

See Application and Re-Application Instructions [needs updating]  Search Registration Verification

Registration cards may be printed from the Verification Site.

Page Updated: 3/22/2024 6:31:16 PM