Medication Aide

This program is available to current Certified Nurse Assistants who have worked at least 2,000 hours in the past 24 months in a long term care facility. Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, students will learn to safely administer routine medications to residents in a long-term care facility followed by careful monitoring and precise documentation. This is a great program to understand basic pharmacology, expand your CNA career or and take the next step towards a nursing career.

Students will gain knowledge of following:

  • Describe the seven rights of medication administration and their application to safe medication administration

  • Administer medications accurately, safely and document appropriately

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of purpose, actions & side effects of medications

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of therapeutic communication

  • Successfully complete the written and clinical examination approved by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) in collaboration with the Utah Board of Nursing

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Medication Aide
  2. National Medication Aide Certification

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults only. high school students are not eligible to register for this program.

  Registration Availability: 

  Program Length: 100 Hours or approximately 2 months.

  Times: Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Main Campus

Prerequisites

  High School Students:Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  MTECH Counselor: Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. High School students are encouraged to be accompanied by a parent. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/counseling.

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

  Students must have a current Utah CNA Certificate and have worked a minimum of 2000 hours in the past 24 months in a long-term care facility. Letters of documentation to support this will be submitted prior to enrollment.

Schedule

SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeDays
Summer 2019Spanish Fork Rm 1086/4/197/18/196:30 pm9:30 pmM-Th
Fall 2019Lehi Rm 2278/20/1910/2/196:30 pm9:30 pmM-Th
Spring 2019Lehi Rm 2271/14/202/26/206:30 pm9:30 pmM-Th

Tuition and Fees

ItemCostNotes
Registration Fee$40.00 
Program Fees$225.00 Includes facilities fee
Tuition$210.00 
total:$475.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

ItemCostNotes
Mosby Medication Assistant Textbook$85.00 
Mosby Medication Assistant Workbook$40.00 
Test Guide$25.00 
Scrubs$24.00 
MACE Exam Fee$120.00 Optional but required for employment
DOPL License Fee$90.00 Optional but required for employment
total:$384.00 

 

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