Medication Administration Training Program

Published: 1/23/2018 10:21 AM
* Please note that the Kentucky Administrative Regulation  704 KAR 1:160 referred to in these training modules has been changed to 702 KAR 1:160.  Please note the additional information in section 2 (10(c) of the regulation.*
  (10) A school shall have emergency care procedures, which shall include:
      (c) A requirement that, at all times when enrolled students, for whom documentation under KRS 158.838(2) or (7) has been provided to the school, are present during school hours or participating in school-related activities, there is a school employee who is trained to administer and can administer or assist with the self-administration of glucagon, insulin, or seizure rescue medications. A student shall be permitted to conduct the actions and possess the supplies and equipment described in KRS 158.838(7) at school-related activities regardless of whether the student is a participant or mere observer of the school-related activity
Online Medication Administration Training for Trainers
The School Nurse Train the Trainer Medication Administration Training webcasts are available on the KY TRAIN website. KY TRAIN course numbers are posted at the following link:
The Medication Administration Training Manual for Unlicensed School Personnel is updated and now includes a Study Guide. An Instructor’s Guide that includes lesson plans, final exams and the skill competencies is available but there are no CD’s available as in previous years and the Instructor’s Guide will not be posted on the KDE Health Services Website to protect the integrity of the final examination for the course.
Online Medication Administration Training for Unlicensed Personnel
KDE and KY TRAIN have collaborated to develop an online training course to provide an alternative training option for unlicensed school personnel. School districts continue to be responsible for providing training for unlicensed school personnel on their local district policies, procedures and forms. 
The online training for unlicensed personnel has a final open book test that is graded online. It is still the local district responsibility to verify hands-on skills competency.
Per KRS.156.502, the delegation is only valid for the current school year. (A school year runs from July 1 through June 30.) Training taken prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 school year will not be valid for the 2017-18 school year. The following document replaces the old competency checklist used for the online training:
The online training course is now available on
​Course Information

Field Trips and Medication Administration   


Kentucky law (KRS 156.502 and KRS 158.838) only addresses the required provision of “health services” to students in the “school setting.” 
Federal law covers the health services requirement for school field trips that require out of state travel. A Kentucky nurse’s provision or delegation to a school employee of health services to students on out-of-state, school-sponsored field trips will be governed by the other state boards of nursing. This will include all the states along the travel route as well as the final destination of the field trip. For additional information,  you may contact Karen Erwin, the KDE School Nurse Consultant at
Information is also available from:
Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN)
KBN Contact:
Arica Brandford
Phone: 502-429-3307 or 1-800-305-2042 Ext: 3320


Karen Erwin 
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of District Support
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5279
Fax (502) 564-6771