Medication Administration in a School Setting:
School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts

This online course replaces the formerly offered live workshop: Medication Administration and Delegation. Designed as an “on your time” training, learners may register and take this course at any time that is convenient for them.

This course provides the key information every public and private School Nurse needs to know about medication administration and delegation in Massachusetts schools, including laws and regulations, school nurse role and responsibilities, and best practice approaches.

This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to be licensed as a School Nurse and it is designed for:

  • Nurses seeking Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a School Nurse in Massachusetts (mandated course).
  • School Nurse Managers who are listed on a school district’s MDPH Medication Delegation Registration Application (mandated every five years).
  • Any School Nurse seeking to refresh their knowledge of the regulations, requirements, and responsibilities for medication administration in MA schools.

Course Registration

Course fee:
$50 for credit; may be audited (no credit) for free.

This course is being offered at the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC) website. When you click on the link below, you will be redirected to NEPHTC to take the course. Note that you will need an NEPHTC account in order to register for the training (directions provided at NEPHTC). Upon completion of the course, you will be redirected back to SHIELD to pay for the course and claim course credit.

Course instructions:
Click this link to view Step by Step Instructions on accessing this course and obtaining credit.

Take the course:

Auditing Course Materials:
The materials for this course may be audited at no cost. No credit or certificates are provided for this option. Auditing is recommended for anyone who wants to review the course material, access resources, or to refresh skills. Completion of a pre-test is required to begin the audit but, once you’ve completed the pre-test, you will have future access to the course without having to repeat it.

Course resources (i.e., forms, regulations, guidelines, ebook) are also available in SHIELD’s Medication Administration and Delegation Resources Section