Medication Aide Program
What is a Medication Aide?
A person permitted by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to administer medications to residents in:
Intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions
Assisted living (personal care) facilities
What are the requirements to become a Medication Aide:
To be a medication aide in a licensed Texas facility, you must:
Read, write, speak and understand English
Be at least 18 years old
Be free of communicable diseases, and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications
Be a high school graduate or have a GED
Applicants must be employed as certified nurse aides listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in active status and currently employed in a facility licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 on class start date or employed on class start date as non-licensed direct care staff in a facility licensed under Chapter 247; a state supported living center or ICF/IID and have 90 days previous employment in the year preceding the class start date.
How do I become a Medication Aide:
You must successfully complete the medication aide training program, which includes:
100 hours of classroom instruction and training
20 hours of returned skills demonstration laboratory
10 hours of clinical experience, including clinical observation and skills demonstration under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse in a facility, and 10 hours in a return skills demonstration laboratory.
You also must take the medication aide examination, which consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that cover your knowledge of accurate and safe drug therapy.
Medication Aide Training Schedule:
Day Class: 9:00am - 1:00 pm (9 Weeks)
Monday and Wednesday
Evening Class: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (9 weeks)
Monday and Wednesday
Weekend Class: 9:00am - 1:00 pm (14weeks)
Saturday and Sunday
Clinical/Skills in Person
1 Set of Uniforms
Initial State Testing Fee
Cost of the course:
$400 due at time of registration
Payment Plan available.
Please see our financing page for more information.
Enrollment must be in person.
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