Medication Aide

VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department offers a training course for a career as a Medication Aide. Medication aides administer prescribed medicines to patients and monitor for adverse reactions. 

This 16-week course will prepare you to take the Texas Medication Aide Permit Examination and serves as a companion course for those who are already working as nurse aides. Only nurse aides who are currently on the State Registry and employed in long term care or non-licensed direct care facilities or who have been employed for at least 90 days in an approved facility are eligible to take this course.

Coursework includes classroom, classroom laboratory, and clinical practice activity. Clinical practice is conducted in area long-term care agencies.

Coursework includes:

  • Concepts of medication administration
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Effects of chemotherapeutic agents on the body systems
  • Drug therapy for common disease processes
  • Age related variations to medication administration
  • Role of the Medication Aide
Learn more about medication aide training and other Healthcare Professions training courses offered through VC's Workforce & Continuing Education Department.

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