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.
What Can This Program Do For You
Certified Medication Aide
Certified Nurse Aide
Nursing Home Administrator
Geriatric Care Manager
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