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Medication Aide

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Medication Aide

This course emphasizes the role of the trained medication aide as a valuable member of any health care team. This course focuses on legal mandates for medications and proper administration in various routes utilizing the “rights”and three safety checks of medication administration.


This course introduces basic terminology related to medication administration and introduction to the Davis Drug Guide. The course will focus on medication actions, safe dose ranges, adverse reactions, and impact on body systems. Students will apply classroom learning and practice on manikins in the lab. This course will enable the hands-on application to promote safe medication administration. Upon successful completion of the classroom/lab studies, the student will be eligible for competency testing.


*** Prerequesite:To enroll in this class, you must be active on the MN Nursing Assistant Registry providing proof of completion of an approved MN Nursing Assistant training program. Students that transferred in from another state or challenge tested are not eligible. It is recommended that you work as a certified nursing assistant six months before taking this course.Students must be 18 years of age to enroll in this course.


Last Updated: September 19, 2023