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Medication Aide

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medication Aide. 512603

Description

The Medication Aide training program at Mid-America College of Health Sciences is a 75-clock hour program that is designed to enrich students with the knowledge and skills to be successful as medication aides upon completing the course and passing the State Examination. The role of a Medication Aide is to ensure that clients in nursing communities receive their prescribed medication therapy as outlined by the prescribing physician and nursing community protocols. The Medication Aide administers medications under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and works with other care team members like the Nurse Aide. Course Topics covered include but are not limited to:



  • Medication Administration Methods

  • Medication Compliance

  • Infection Control

  • Drug References

  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology of body systems

  • Common Diseases and Medication-Related Treatments


Courses run from four (4) to six (6) weeks in training that includes laboratory and clinical skills in nursing communities located in Kansas under the supervision of experienced Registered Nurses. Students will have the option to select classes that suit their schedules. There are two class offerings:




  • Hybrid – Four (4) weeks. Course is a mix of online lectures, one lab session, and three (3) days of clinical rotations at nursing communities.


  • Weekend – Six (6) weeks. Classes on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm


Upon completion of the Medication Aide Program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion and will be ready to take the Kansas State Medication Aide Certification Exam to become a Certified Medication Aide in Kansas.


Admission Requirements:




  • 18 years of age or older


  • Valid State ID and SSN card 


  • Current Kansas CNA License


  • Complete Admission Package – Must be completed in-person with a member of our admissions staff. 


  • Reading Assessment – Completed during course orientation.


  • Current CPR/BLS Certification for Healthcare Professionals (AHA) – Only American Heart Association (AHA) certifications will be accepted. We provide CPR/BLS training for an additional fee of $65 if needed.


  • Negative Tuberculosis (TB) test result – Can be a Skin test, Chest X-Ray, or Blood work.


  • Negative COVID-19 test result or COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card – Negative test results must be within 2 weeks of the course start date.


  • Plain black scrub set


  • $100 registration fee to hold your spot – Non-refundable


  • Attend Course Orientation  On the Wednesday preceding the course start date at 2:00 pm

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

6

Hours

75

Entrance Requirements

Combination of Education and Course(s)

School

Mid-America College of Health Sciences

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Curriculum Competency Based

75 hours

Training Location(s)

10000 W. 75th Street, Suite 241

Local WIB

3 - Workforce Investment Area III

Type of Attainment:

n/a

Name of Credential

Certified Medication Aide

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

N/A

Refund Policy

Mid-America College of Health Sciences shall implement the refund policy stipulated under Kansas Board of Regents K.A.R 88-28-2(a) (9) guidelines.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Kansas Board of Regent/KDADS

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$60.00

Testing/Exam Fees

$40.00

In-State/District Tuition

$750.00

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$750.00

Total In-State Program Cost

$850.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$850.00

Demand Occupation(s)

31-1131.00Nursing Assistants
$16.00 per hour
Required Certification: CMA
31-1131.00Nursing Assistants
$16.00 per hour
Required Certification: CMA

Provider Status

Approved

Address

10000 W. 75th Street, Suite 241, Building A, Merriam, Kansas 66204

Phone Number

(913) 708-8323

Last Updated

May 28, 2022

Created

Jul 28, 2016

Renewal

Aug 04, 2017