Certified Medication Aide Online Course

A medication aide is responsible for making sure that patients get the medications that they need.

Become a medication aide in your state

As the baby boom generation ages, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities will be tested in their ability to provide care. Many use a limited number of registered nurses to supervise vocational nurses and nurses’ aides, enabling lower-cost staff to provide routine care. In some states, specially-trained nurses’ aides called Certified Medication Aides stretch care further, by administering routine medications to patients.

Certified medication aides are nurses’ aides first, and must have a strong grasp of basic patient care. As the staff members with the most direct patient contact, nurses’ aides are responsible for observing and reporting any change in their patients’ condition. They must clearly understand the legal and ethical limits of their position, which doesn’t permit them to change a patient’s medications, provide injections or start intravenous drips. Medication aides must understand medical and pharmacological terminology, and manage medications for a large number of patients without making dosage errors or providing medications to the wrong patient.

Medication aides work most often in long-term care settings, including correctional facilities, in some states. Candidates for medication aide positions, like others in nursing-related jobs, typically are required to pass criminal background checks.
Primary CMA Duties

The medication aide’s role is providing routine daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription, to patients whose condition and drug regimen are stable. The aide has a list of patients and medications each day, and must administer medications in the indicated dosage at the correct time. The aide must ensure the patient actually swallows the medications, which can be an issue with rebellious patients or those with dementia. A warm and encouraging manner can be useful to win the patient’s willing compliance. If the medication aide observes a change in the patient’s vital signs or behavior, or any other indication of adverse effects from a medication, it must be reported to the charge nurse.
When they’re not actively dispensing medications or preparing medications for the next set of rounds, certified medication aides revert to the duties they share with other certified nurses’ aides. Those consist of basic hands-on nursing care, such as bathing and feeding patients, helping them with toilet visits and basic hygiene, or supervising their participation in exercise or physical therapy. When functioning as a nursing aide, the aide is supervised by practical or registered nurses. Supervision for medication aides must come from the registered nurse acting as charge nurse for that shift.
The method of payment sometimes defines who may or may not do certain tasks, both in facilities and in homecare. For instance, when Medicare or Medicaid is picking up the tab, the rules may be different than if a resident paid for the service privately. Therefore, it is possible that a medication aide in a nursing home could work with some patients in long-term care but not with others.

The training for medication aides includes forty eight hours of clinical instruction online via online course modules.
Good mental and physical health, and understanding of written and spoken English are required for medication aides. Successful communication with the patient or resident in long-term care—as well as with the nursing staff, attending physicians and the patient’s family—is vital. The five rights of the patient are critical, emphasizes the Nurses Service Organization: The right medication, for the right patient, in the right dose, via the right route of delivery, at the right time.

Phlebotomy Career Training now offers the complete medication course online for $300.00 Students across the U.S. are welcome to take this course. Certifications will be mailed out within two weeks after course completion

34 Comments

  1. I’m interested in the Certified Medical Technician online class. However, if its online how do we get our 104 clinical hours? Also, how would we know if our state excepts this as a valid certificate? I want to sign up today,but I have to many questions.

  2. Hello Estee
    You would need to contact your state board to see if this certification will be valid in your state also you would need to find a place in your area that would allow you to obtain the required 104 hours of clinical’s For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  3. Hello Michele
    The medication aide course is an online course for $300 you can start once you enroll this is a study at your own pace program students have up to 6 months to complete the program with this program students need to complete a total of a 144 hours 40 hours online 104 hours of clinical’s for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  4. Hello Mason
    This is a study at your own pace course students have up to 6 months to complete the course students are required to complete a total of 144 hours 40 hours completed online 104 hours of clinical hours
    For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  5. Good morning, I wanted to know if I am Able to challenge the test. I completed the LPN program but unfortunately did not pass the NCLEX. I am also a certified clinical medical assistant as well. I do have my CNA license

  6. Hello Shai
    The medication aide course is an online course students must complete a total of 144 hours 40 hours online 104 hours of clinical’s students have up to 6 months to complete the program students can finish in less than 6 months students are provided with a hard copy book tuition cost is $300. For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  7. I’m interested in the Phlebotomy program, however I’m 8 hours away in the UP. Any chance of participating online and doing Venipuntures at a satellite site near me?

  8. Hello Tracy
    We do offer an online Phlebotomy course for $299 students have up to 6 months to complete the program students are required to complete 25 venipunctures students can find a facility in their area to complete those
    For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  9. Hi my name is Sidney, just wondering since this course is online where would I do clinicals? I am currently a CNA for my local nursing home could I do clinical S there? Or is there a specific place?

  10. Hello Sidney
    Yes you could complete your clinical’s at your facility for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  11. Hello Dominique
    The medication aide is an online course only tuition cost is $300 you can enroll at any time online once you have enrolled you will receive an email from your online instructor in the email will provide you with access to the
    course you have up to 6 months to complete the program students must complete a total of 144 hours 40 hours online 104 clinical hours for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  12. Hello Carissa
    Unfortunately we do not accept federal loan or grants this program tuition cost is $300 this is an online course for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  13. Hello Saybah
    We offer this course online for $300 students have up to 6 months to complete the program students have complete access to the course students must complete a total of 144 hours 40 hours online 104 hours clinical hours for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  14. Hello Saybah
    Yes once you enroll you will have complete access to the course
    For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  15. Hello Artina
    Students are responsible for obtaining their own clinicals most students may already be working a facility where they are able to gain their clinicals however others may have to seek out to find a facility willing to allow them to complete the required hours. For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  16. If i am already med aide in Oregon but i am not certified, can i use my 6 months of employment as my 104 clinical hours needed?

  17. I would like to get into the medication aide course what is the price and do you have a installed payment plan

  18. Hello Lorraine
    The tuition cost for medication aide is $300 unfortunately we do not offer payment plans for online courses
    For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  19. i would like to do this medication aide course. I am a Certified Nursing Assistant, however I worked at an Assisted Living Facility.

  20. Hello Farida
    The medication aide course is an online course tuition cost is $300 students must complete a total of 144 hours 40 hours of online 104 hours of clinical’s students have up to 6 months to complete the program for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  21. Hello Farida
    You would need to contact your state board to see if it would be accepted

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  22. Hello Jamesetta
    You can register online at any time tuition cost is $300 students have up to 6 months to complete the program
    For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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  23. Interested in the Medication Aide course. Is the full balance due at the beginning or can monthly installments be made?

  24. Hello Lanessia
    Payment is due in full upon registration for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturday 9-1 pm

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