2 credits | 108 hours
This certificate provides a laddering opportunity for current Certified Nursing Assistants.
This program is for certified nursing assistants who will, upon completion, be involved with administration/distribution of medications to residents in a skilled care nursing facility. Employer approval and proof of work experience are required.
This program will prepare students to administer medications to residents in a nursing home. The Medication Assistant program consists of classroom and laboratory instruction and supervised practice in a nursing home. After completing this program, students will meet state requirements for the Medication Assistant Registry.
After completion of the certificate, employers will expect graduates to be able to:
- Adhere to the scope and practice of a medication assistant
- Administer medications as allowed by DHS 129 regulations
- Adhere to the rights of medication administration and safety
- Protect client rights and confidentiality
Typical positions available after completion include:
- Medication Assistant
- Medication Aide
For more information on this program, scheduled sites, and how to apply, contact:
Medication Assistant Program Director
Medication Assistant Functional Abilities Disclosure