The Medication Aide training program 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 three (3) 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 four 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 Certified Medication Aide in Kansas.
Program Delivery: Residential and Blended (Hybrid)
*All admission requirements must be met before the first day of class.*
Students are responsible for the cost of Scrubs, TB Test, and CPR/BLS (cost may vary).
Students may qualify for Kansas Workforce, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance. For more details on financial assistance options, please give us a call.
Times: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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.
Times: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Medication Aide course Orientations will be on the Friday before the course start date at 4:00 pm.