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Medication Aide Training Programs

 Types of Medication Aide  Training Courses:

Medication Aide

  1. 68 hour Registered Medication Aide Training
  2. 32 hour Medication Aide Training
  3. Refresher Course for Medication Aides
  4. Gastrostomy Tube Training (G-Tube)

What does a Medication Aide Do?

Registered Medication Aides are permitted by the Virginia Board of Nursing to administer medications, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, in assisted living facilities.

Medication Aides that are NOT registered are permitted to administer medication in facilities governed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS), under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

What are the pre-requisites?

  • Must have verifiable credentials as a Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Direct Care Aide, Nursing Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant or RN/LPN student.
  • Free of Barrier Crimes.

COURSES:

 1.    REGISTERED  MEDICATION  AIDE COURSE: 

Upon completion of this course you will be eligible to sit the Virginia Board of Nursing examination to become  Registered. Course includes 20 hours of clinical practice. This course qualifies you to work in assisted living facilities.

Requirements:

  • Must have verifiable credentials as listed above.
  • Must pre-register & attend orientation.

Fee: $450

Minimum of $150 due at registration followed by 2 payments of $150 each due at the end of the first & second week of class (Thursday).

NOTE: Payments are accepted from 3rd party sponsoring agency.

Schedule for Registered Medication Aide Course

September 5 – 21, 2017  9am – 4pm

October 16 – Nov 2, 2017  9am – 4pm

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757-405-8498

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2.   32 HOUR  MEDICATION  AIDE  COURSE:    

Upon completion of this course a “Certificate of Completion” will be issued. This course qualifies you to assist with medication management in facilities governed by DBHDS such as Group Homes, Residential Care Facilities, Day Programs and more. Also used in some correctional facilities.

Requirements:

Must have verifiable credentials as listed above
Must pre-register & attend orientation

Fee: $250

Schedule for 32 Hour Medication Aide Course                               

Sept 25-28, 2017  9am – 5pm

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757-405-8498

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3.   MEDICATION  AIDE  REFRESHER  COURSE:       

Medication Aides in the State of Virginia who assist with the administration of medication in facilities licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services, Substance Abuse Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Justice or Department of Education are mandated to take an annual refresher course.

Fee: $100

Register For 4 Hour MA Refresher  Course

October 6, 2017  10am – 2pm

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757-405-8498

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4.   GASTROSTOMY  TUBE  TRAINING   (G-Tube):

Current Medication Aides who have completed certification under the Drug Control Act,  shall enroll in this course to update their certification. The purpose of this course is to familiarize Medication Aides with the use of Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tubes (G-Tube) and to provide training on how to safely administer medications through a G-Tube. 

Class Time:  6 hours

Fee:  $100

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