The Certified Medication Aide program is designed to prepare students to provide routine medication by oral, inhalation, topical and instillation routes when appropriate direction and monitoring is provided.A Certified Medication Aide is trained to identify drug side effects and interactions. Successful completion of an approved Certified Nursing Assistant course or six months’ related work experience is a prerequisite to register for this program. It is a 68- hour course of study, 48 hours in the classroom and 20 hours in a clinical setting.
At the successful completion of this training, the student will be qualified to work in nursing homes under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN), assisted living centers, intermediate care facilities, childcare settings, hospitals and patient homes. Students will be prepared to take the Board of Nursing authorized examination to obtain certification to work as a Certified Medication Aide Technician (CMT) also known as MedTech.
Certified to Operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing
Salvation Academy Alexandria Branch
4609 Pinecrest Office Park Drive
Alexandria, VA 22312
United States of America