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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)

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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

 

Start Date

End Date

December 17, 2018

December 28, 2018

January 7, 2019 

January 18, 2019

February 4, 2019

February 15, 2019

March 4, 2019

March 15, 2019

April 1, 2019

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April 29, 2019

May 10, 2019

May 27, 2019

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July 22, 2019

August 2, 2019

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  September 16, 2019    September 27, 2019
  October 14, 2019    October 25, 2019
  November 11, 2019    November 22, 2019
  December 9, 2019     December 20, 2019
  January 6, 2020     January 17, 2020

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).