Medication Aide

Program Description

The Medication Aide 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.

Program Topics

The course content includes but is not limited to:

  • 1.
    Medication Administration Methods
  • 2.
    Medication Compliance
  • 3.
    Infection Control
  • 4.
    Drug References
  • 5.
    Basic Anatomy and Physiology of body systems
  • 6.
    Common Diseases and Medication-Related Treatments

Pre-Requisite Exams & Courses

  • 1.
    Current Kansas CNA license
  • 2.
    Current CPR/BLS certification
  • 3.
    Reading assessment

Your CPR/BLS certification must be for healthcare professionals, and only the American Heart Association (AHA) certification will be accepted. We provide CPR/BLS training for an additional fee if you don’t have the certification.

Orientation is the Wednesday before the course start date at 2 p.m. The reading assessment will be completed during orientation.

General Admission Requirements

Besides the specific course prereqs in the previous section, all prospective applicants must meet the following general admission requirements.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set
  • Negative covid-19 test result
  • Negative tuberculosis (TB) test result

Clinicals

Clinicals are an integral part of the Medication Aide program. Clinicals days and times are within the course dates but times may vary to align with a nursing community’s shift schedule. Your instructor will provide you up to date info about the clinicals for your class.

clinicals
Students and their instructor during a clinical at a nursing community.

Program Schedule

Our Medication Aide courses run from 4 to 6 weeks training, with a laboratory and clinical component at nursing communities located in Kansas under the supervision of experienced registered nurses (RNs). Students will have the option to select from one of two classes (Weekend and Hybrid) that suite their schedule.

The Hybrid schedule will be a mix of online lectures, one lab session, and 3 days of clinical rotations at nursing communities.

Upon completion of the Medication Aide program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion. The next step after that will be to take the Kansas State Medication Aide Certification Exam. Passing that exam makes you a Certified Medication Aide in the state of Kansas.

Schedule
Class Time
Clinicals
Weekend (6 weeks. Sat. & Sun.)
7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
25 hours
Hybrid (4 weeks)
Self-paced and lab
25 hours

Available Start Dates

Tuition for the Medical Terminology program covers the cost of books and most the paid in full before the course start date. Partial payment may be made, but the complete costs need to be received for you to participate in the program.

To register for this program, call 913 708 8323 or stop by the office at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204.

Cost & Registration

Tuition for the Medication Aide program is $825, which covers the cost of books and fee for the first attempt of the state exam. The cost must be paid in full before the course start date. Partial payment may be made, but the complete cost need to be received for you to participate in the program. There’s also a $25 non-refundable application fee.

A 2.3% processing fee applies to all transactions.

Students may qualify for Kansas Workforce, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance. Please contact us for more details on financial assistance options.

A payment plan option is available for the 6-week courses. Approval and a signed agreement are required.

To register for this program, call (913) 708-8323 or stop by the office at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204.