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MEDICATION AIDE


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 (Daytime Program Only)

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 Click here for Charlottesville

Class: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Monday – Friday

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

 **Medication Aide class now being offered in Blacksburg from: March 5, 2018 - March 16, 2018**

Start Date

End Date

December 4, 2017

December 15, 2017

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 FULL

August 31, 2018 FULL

September 17, 2018

September 28, 2018

   October 22, 2018    November 2, 2018
   November 12, 2018    November 23, 2018
   December 10, 2018    December 21, 2018

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).