Medication Aide

Step into a crucial role in healthcare with our Medication Aide program, designed to train individuals in the safe administration of medications in various healthcare settings.

nurse showing elderly man medication with tablet

About our Medication Aide Program

This program focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and deliver medication, understanding drug interactions, and observing patient rights and safety protocols.

Program Objectives

Master the protocols for safe medication administration, including dosage calculations, drug classifications, and side effects management.

Learn comprehensive record-keeping practices and medication storage principles to maintain safety and compliance.

Understand the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with medication administration in nursing facilities, hospitals, and assisted living environments.

  • Prepare for certification as a Medication Aide, enhancing employment prospects in the healthcare industry.

Program Structure

An introductory course that covers the roles and responsibilities of a medication aide, including an overview of pharmacology, medication administration standards, and patient safety. It lays the foundation for understanding the complexities of medication management in healthcare settings.

Focuses on demonstrating the proper techniques for administering oral and topical medications. Students practice these skills under supervision, ensuring they are prepared to perform them safely and effectively in a clinical setting.

Explores the fundamental principles of safe medication administration, including dosage calculations, understanding prescriptions, and recognizing adverse reactions. This course emphasizes the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in the medication administration process.

A continuation of MDA-101, this course introduces more complex skills such as administering injectable and respiratory medications. Students gain hands-on experience with various administration techniques to build confidence and proficiency.

Discusses the common medications used to treat major diseases, understanding both the therapeutic effects and potential side effects. This course also covers the monitoring of drug efficacy and patient response to prescribed treatment plans.

Focuses on the unique challenges of administering medications to elderly patients, including considerations for polypharmacy, drug interactions, and changes in drug metabolism due to aging.

Teaches students how to integrate medication administration into a patient’s comprehensive care plan. It covers how to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure that the medication plan supports overall health goals.

Provides practical, hands-on experience in a healthcare setting where students observe and participate in the medication administration process under the supervision of qualified professionals. This real-world exposure is crucial for transitioning from an academic setting to professional practice.

Doctor who records a patient's detailed information or medication history is evaluating medications
About this program:

In-Person & Hands-On


8 Weeks


On Campus


Medication Aide Certified

Admission Requirements:

Minimum age of 18 years

High School Diploma or GED

Able to read, write, speak, and understand English

Ability to Pass a Background Check & a Drug Test

Currently employed in a healthcare facility, with at least 90 days of experience in patient care

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