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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 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 2021 was $29,430 per year ($14.15 per hour), with a much faster than average projected job growth of 25 percent between 2021 and 2031.

Med Aides are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including: 

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Medical offices
  • Home healthcare 
Program Perks
  • 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.
  • The Medication Aide hybrid certificate program features online courses, with students expected to come to campus once or twice per week to take part in interactive learning activities.
  • In addition to the minimum competencies required to be a Medication Aide in the state of Nebraska, our program will provide instruction on additional activities including injections.
  • The Medication Aide certificate curriculum is designed to allow students to complete training in as little as three weeks.

Admissions Information


  • 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


The following items must be submitted in order to complete the registration process and secure your place in the class: 

For more information, please contact:

Austin Wegener
(402) 354-7203



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.


Attending Nebraska Methodist College represents a major investment in your future. For most students, attending college takes planning and sacrifice. NMC recognizes that and is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all fees. 

Please note: Students will have an additional application fee paid to NE Department of Health and Human Services to be placed on the Medication Aide Registry as well as a testing fee for the state written exam paid to their testing company. Please visit for more information regarding Medication Aide Requirements and associated fees. 

Hartman's Complete Guide for the Medication Aide
ISBN: 978-1-60425-131-9

This manual can be purchased at the Nebraska Methodist College Bookstore

Program Cost


Meet the Faculty

Our nursing faculty are highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use. While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal and professional experiences. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.

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About the Course

This course is 40 hours and attendance is mandatory for all hours.

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.

State written exam will be proctored by one of two state approved testing sites. Medication Aides are also required to apply to be listed on the state registry. Please visit Nebraska DHHS for more information and associated fees with the state registry and exam.