Medication Aide

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Are you a CNA looking to add skills?

Austin Community College is committed to helping you improve your nursing skills. Our course prepares Certified Nurse Aides to administer routine medications to individuals in a Skilled Nursing Facility, an MHMR facility, a correctional institution, or a personal care facility.

What will I learn?

Our 144-hour course is a comprehensive program that follows the Texas Department of Health & Human Services course curriculum. It provides an in-depth review of all aspects of administering medications. All body systems are covered including the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.

This program is designed for individuals who desire to work directly with patients in a healthcare setting under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

How do I start?

If you have a high school diploma/GED, a proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking skills, and math), are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have a clean criminal record, then contact our program coordinator to get started. You should also download the application from this page and submit it to the Austin Community College Continuing Education registration office. In a short time, you can begin a new future in one of Austin's hottest professional occupations!

Program Information

Estimated Tuition
Time Commitment
144 Hours
12 Hours / Week

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Contact Information

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Medication Aide Classes

The pathway for this profession includes several building blocks. Choose an entry-level track, a career as a registered nurse, or from among many continuing education options to further your current professional pursuits.

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