Certified Medication Aide
Become a Medication Aide - and Make Yourself More Employable.
What is a Certified Medication Aide?
As a Certified Medication Aide, you'll learn the roles, responsibilities and skills needed to safely administer medications to patients.
Medication Aides work closely and under the direction of a licensed healthcare professional.
Medication Aide Program Info
The Medication Aide certificate curriculum is designed to allow students to complete training in as little as three weeks.
Students at NMC benefit from our hands-on approach to learning, smaller class sizes and a faculty that cares about their success. NMC's excellent reputation will put you in demand for positions working with patients of all ages in a variety of settings.
Medication Aide Salary & Job Outlook
Medication Aide salaries in the United States vary by work setting, industry and experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median salary for a Home Health Aide in May 2015 was $21,920 per year ($10.54 per hour), with a much faster than average projected job growth of 38 percent between 2014 and 2024.
Med Aides are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including:
- Rehabilitation centers
- Assisted living facilities
- Medical offices
- Home healthcare
Certified Medication Aide Program Registration Deadline
Registration must be completed one week prior to the class start date. Class size is limited, applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
About the Certified Medication Aide Course
This course is 40 hours and attendance is mandatory for all hours.
Syllabus, course schedule and text are provided to the student on the first day of the course.
Participants are provided with content and hands-on experience, which prepares the student to sit for the state licensing exam. No credits are offered for this program, but students will receive a certificate of completion.
Medication Aide Program Admissions Criteria
- Minimum age of 18
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Competent in basic mathematics skills
- Proof of current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
- Demonstration of good physical health and the ability to lift 50 lbs
- Required to provide proof of current immunizations. Immunization record must be brought to the first class meeting. There is a reduced rate for immunizations received by Campus Health for students who are not up-to-date on their vaccinations. Student Health Forms >
Medication Aide Course Location
All Nebraska Methodist College medication aide courses are taught on campus, located:
Nebraska Methodist College
The Josie Harper Campus
720 N. 87th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
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