The Medication Aide training program at Mid-America Nursing & Allied-Health Institute is a 75-clock hour program that is designed to enrich students with the knowledge and skills to be successful as medication aides upon completing the course and passing the State Examination. The role of a Medication Aide is to ensure that clients in nursing communities receive their prescribed medication therapy as outlined by the prescribing physician and nursing community protocols. The Medication Aide administers medications under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and works with other care team members like the Nurse Aide. Course Topics covered include but are not limited to:
Courses run from four (4) to six (6) weeks in training that includes laboratory and clinical skills in nursing communities located in Kansas under the supervision of experienced Registered Nurses. Students will have the option to select classes that suit their schedules. There are two class offerings:
Upon completion of the Medication Aide Program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion and will be ready to take the Kansas State Medication Aide Certification Exam to become a Certified Medication Aide in Kansas.
Program Delivery: Residential and Blended (Hybrid)
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Times: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
This is a mix of online lectures, labs and clinical rotations at long term care communities. Lab and clinical rotation days will vary. Schedule and other course details will be available during orientation.
Note that due to COVID 19 and clinical site availability, lab and clinical days & times may vary. Schedules will be discussed during orientation for each class.