Medication Aide

Extended Learning Services

Medication Aid

You can find out when classes are being offered by going to the Workshop Calendar. 


This course is designed to providing training for individuals other than licensed health care professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) to provide medications to individuals who are not able to take medications by themselves. Medication aides:

  • Must be Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Must be at least 18 yrs old with good moral standards and no criminal felonies or misdemeanors.
  • Must be registered on the Medication Aide Registry.
  • Handle medications
  • Demonstrate safety and documentation
  • Know their residents' rights.
  • The classes are taught by qualified instructors who use curriculum approved by Nebraska Health and Human Services System. Here is an outline of what students will learn:

    Section A

  • Unit 1. Basic Competencies
  • Unit 2. Basic Procedures
  • Unit 3. Supporting Procedures
  • Section B

  • Unit 4. About Drugs
  • Unit 5. The Musculoskeletal System
  • Unit 6. Skin and Mucous Membranes
  • Unit 7. The Urinary System
  • Unit 8. The Circulatory System
  • Unit 9. The Respiratory System
  • Unit 10. The Nervous System
  • Unit 11. The Digestive System
  • Unit 12. The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
  • Unit 13. The Eyes and Ears
  • Section C

  • Unit 14. Additional Activities Directed Procedures
  • Upon completion of the 48-hour course, Central Community College will administer both the written and skills tests required by law. Individuals who successfully complete the testing will be able to use the Medication Aide designation. 

Written by Cassie Smith   
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:24