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
- 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)
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.
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|
Upon successful completion you will have the option to register for the:
- For the State of Virginia Board of Nursing- Registered Medication Aide Exam, for an additional fee (not included in the tuition).
|Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)|
|Patient Care Technician (PCT)|
|Pharmacy Technician (PHT)|
|Phlebotomy Technician (PT)|
|Administrative Medical Assistant (AMA)|
|EKG/ECG Technician (ET)|
|Nurse Aide (NA)|
|Medication Aide (MA)|