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The 68-Hour Medication Administration training program for unlicensed personnel is a Virginia Board of Nursing approved curriculum for individuals who want to work in assisted living facilities. Students are taught the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform medication administration safely and effectively. This program qualifies participants to take the State Registered Medication Aide Exam. The training will prepare an individual for a position as a Medication Aide.

WHAT DOES A MEDICATION AIDE DO?

This program prepares students to assist patients with self-administration of medications in ALF’s.

Classroom instruction: 36 hrs
Clinical instruction: 32 hrs
Program Length: 2 weeks 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Admission/Application Fee $650 (Minimum down payment is $450)
  • Valid Identification (passport, driver’s license, state ID)
  • Social Security card
  • Criminal Background check (provided by school)
  • TB Test (PPD skin test or a negative chest X-ray) No older than 1 year is required (the school will provide PPD skin test for a fee)


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirement to enroll in the Medication Aide program is the completion of a Virginia Board of Nursing 120 Hour Nurse Aide Training Program or Approved 40 Hour Department of Social Services Direct Care Staff Training Program.

JOB OUTLOOK

Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for Medication Aides is expected to continue to grow substantially.

Medication Aide Day Program Class Schedule

Class: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Monday – Friday

Clinical: 6:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Wednesday – Friday

Start Date End Date
 January 8, 2018 January 19, 2018 
February 19, 2018 March 2, 2018
March 19, 2018 March 30, 2018
April 23, 2018 May 4, 2018
May 21, 2018 June 1, 2018
June 18, 2018 June 29, 2018
August 20, 2018 August 31, 2018
September 17, 2018 September 28, 2018
October 22, 2018 November 2, 2018
November 12, 2018 Novermber 23, 2018
December 10, 2018 December 21, 2018

 

Medication Aide Evening Program Class Schedule

Class: 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Monday – Friday

Clinical: 3:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Wednesday – Friday

Start Date End Date
 

STATE CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion you will have the option to register for the:

  1. For the State of Virginia Board of Nursing- Registered Medication Aide Exam, for an additional fee (not included in the tuition).