Medication Aide - Riverland

Medication Aide

Enhance Your Healthcare Career with Riverland Community College's Medication Aide Course

Embark on a fulfilling journey in healthcare with Riverland Community College's Medication Aide course. This vital program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent medication aide, a crucial member of the healthcare team responsible for the administration of medications according to legal standards.

Course Overview:

  • Comprehensive Training: Learn the legal mandates for medications, proper administration techniques, and the essential "rights" and safety checks in medication administration.
  • Practical Application: Apply what you've learned in a controlled laboratory setting, ensuring you gain the hands-on experience necessary for safe medication administration.
  • Focused Curriculum: Dive into the details of medication actions, safe dosage ranges, adverse reactions, and their impacts on body systems.

Program Requirements:

  • Achieve a minimum of 75% on chapter quizzes and the final knowledge exam.
  • Demonstrate competency through a final skills exam.
  • Fulfill a strict attendance requirement of at least 48 hours to ensure comprehensive training.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age before the course begins.
  • Prior completion of a Minnesota Department of Health-approved nursing assistant training program.
  • Recommended to have six months of experience as a certified nursing assistant.

Key Details:

  • Textbooks: Hartman's Complete Guide for the Medication Aide, 1st Edition.
  • Location: Riverland Community College – Austin WEST Campus. Online coursework is flexible and can be completed at your convenience.

Special Notices:

  • Proficiency in English is required.
  • Mandatory attendance for all class sessions.
  • Internet connection required for online coursework access.

Are you ready to take the next step towards a career that makes a real difference in people's lives? If you're looking for a career in healthcare with a focus on patient care and medication management, fill out our request for more information form today. Learn more about how you can join the ranks of healthcare professionals through Riverland Community College's Medication Aide course. Start your journey now and become a key player in the healthcare industry!


Last Updated: September 19, 2023

    Quick Facts
  • Certificate
  • 2 Credits | 48 Hours
  • Location: Hybrid (Partially Online) / Austin Building West Campus
  • Offering: Fall, Spring, Summer

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