Medication Aide Training

This program is designed to prepare the participant to meet the requirements of the Medication Aide Act and to assume the role and responsibilities of a medication aide. The training is intended for medication aides in an assisted living facility, nursing facility, or intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded. It may also be used to train medication aides in other settings.

4.0 quarter credit hours

Employment settings: nursing facilities; assisted living, home health, hospitals, ICF-MR

Textbook requirements: Medication Aide Training Student Manual. Purchase Textbook from NHCA’s Store.

Additional Requirements

  • Must successfully complete the Medication Aide training and competency assessment.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be of good moral character.

Program Objectives

At the completion of the Medication Aide Training, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the 14 basic competencies needed in order to safely provide another person with his or her medications in accordance with the Nebraska Medication Aide Act.
  • Identify specific drug families, actions, side effects, and use to treat or prevent disease.
  • Recognize the responsibilities of the medication aide in relation to PRN medications; providing medications by vaginal, rectal, tube, or inhaled routes; and providing insulin by injection.