Trained Medication Aid Certificate

Trained Medication Aid Certificate

Career Description

A Trained Medication Aid works under the direction of a Registered Nurse to administer medications to residents in long-term care facilities.

Program Information

The Trained Medication Aide Certificate will prepare students for employment in long-term care and assistive living facilities. Skills are demonstrated in a supervised laboratory setting. This certificate prepares students to safely administer medication, become knowledgeable in healthcare terminology, and understand the stages of development across a life span. Certificate requirements allow the student to have completed course work towards the Practical Nursing Diploma Program.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe medication administration practices;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medication terminology and abbreviations;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medication classifications, actions in the body, and safe patient monitoring;
  • Demonstrate competency in skills to administer medications within the scope of a Trained Medication Aid;
  • Demonstrate knowledge in growth and development through the stage of the human life span; and
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills with patients and the healthcare team.

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Program Course Requirements

PNUR 1134 Pharmacology, 1 cr
PNUR 1125 Medication Administration Skills Lab, 1 cr
PNUR 1130 Life Span, 1 cr
PNUR 1138 Medical Terminology, 1 cr
PNUR 1140 Medication Calculations for Healthcare Professionals, 1 cr


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