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 2019 was $25,280 per year ($12.15 per hour), with a much faster than average projected job growth of 34 percent between 2019 and 2029.
Med Aides are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including:
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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 dhhs.ne.gov for more information regarding Medication Aide Requirements and associated fees.
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.
The following items must be submitted in order to complete the registration process and secure your place in the class:
*Please call or email with questions, we often cannot accommodate walk-ins due to other engagements.
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.
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.