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

January 18, 2021

January 29, 2021

February 15, 2021 FULL

February 26, 2021 FULL

March 15, 2021 

March 26, 2021 

April 12, 2021

April 23, 2021

May 24, 2021 FULL

June 4, 2021 FULL

June 21, 2021 FULL

July 2, 2021 FULL
   July 19, 2021 July 30, 2021
   August 16, 2021 August 27, 2021
  September 13, 2021 September 24, 2021
  October 11, 2021 October 22, 2021
  November 8, 2021 November 19, 2021

 

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).