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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 16, 2017 January 27, 2017 
February 13, 2017 February 24, 2017
April 10, 2017 April 21, 2017
June 12, 2017 June 23, 2017
August 14, 2017 August 25, 2017
October 16, 2017 October 27, 2017
December 4, 2017 December 15, 2017

 

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).