A Certified Medication Aide is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or non-licensed direct care person who has completed additional classroom training and is certified to dispense medications to patients while working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Certified Medication Aides, as members of the healthcare field, are frequently in demand and afforded an above-average salary based on experience.

A certified medication aide is permitted by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services to Administer medications to residents in nursing facilities; intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions; correctional facilities; long term care facilities; and assisted living facilities.

Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Abilene Education Center, 717 E. Industrial Blvd. This is a 12-week program that includes 140 hours of classroom, lab and practicum experience in an approved facility. The cost is $1,300.


To enroll in the Medication Aide Program individuals must be at least 18 years of age, have a High School Diploma or GED and currently be employed as a CNA or non-licensed direct care staff person on the first official day of class. 

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Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Medication Aide Certification 12 weeks

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Jobs

    Certified Medication Aide
    Certified Nurse Aide
    Nursing Home Administrator
    Geriatric Care Manager

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