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Medication Aide

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A medication aide distributes patient medications in nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities or non-hospital assisted-living facilities. A current C.N.A. license is required in order to register for this program.

 

Prerequisites

18 years old

High School Diploma or GED

Working as a C.N.A. in a long-term care facility for at least 90 days

Must be able to read, write, and speak English

Employer letter

-       Verify employment

-       Agree to allow student to do 10-hour clinical at facility where currently employed

Estimated Cost of the Program

Item

Cost

Tuition and Fees

$500

Books

$60

State Licensing Exam Fee

$25

Total:

$585

This program is available for financial aid.  To learn more, click here. 


Job Outlook

Employment of nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.  Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants will be needed in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-and-clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm#tab-6.  

Program Length

1 semester

Curriculum

Course ID

Class

Class Dates

Days

Times

Med Admin for CNA

NURA 1013-2001

01/21 - 05/20
 

MW
 

5:15 pm - 9:45 pm
 

Update*

NURA 1041-3001
 

03/07
 

S
 

8 am – 4 pm
 

*For currently licensed Med Aides only.  No pre-requisites required. 

*Med Aide Update Course Cost $70

Contact:

Will Ratliff
(806) 354-6085
will.ratliff@actx.edu
WCA 106


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