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Workforce Development and Continuing Education
1900 John Arden Drive
Waxahachie, TX 75165
COURSE TITLE: NURA 1013-Medication Aide
LENGTH: 148 hybrid classroom/lab & clinical hours (Approximately 9 weeks)
COST: $728 Tuition + $25 Fee. State application and exam fee. (does NOT include supplies & textbook)
The Medication Aide program is a state regulated training and certification program that prepares nurse aides to administer medications in state licensed facilities. Students receive instruction and training in the preparation and administration of medications; observe, report, and document resident's status; review principles of safety; and demonostrate knowledge of measurement systems, body systems, and common diseases. Upon completion, students will prepare for the state examination through the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to become a Certified Medication Aide.
NOTE: This program is hybrid. It is a blend of in-person lecture and lab plus additional mandatory online material that all students must complete. Students must have reliable computer and internet access to complete the online content outside of scheduled classroom time.
PROCESS TO APPLY
Download and complete the Medication Aide Application packet. Follow instructions in the packet to collect and submit all required documentation.
Medication Aide eligibility information can be found directly on the HHS website: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/business/licensing-credentialing-regulation/long-term-care-credentialing/medication-aide-program/medication-aide-program-faqs
For more information, contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at (972) 923-6463 or send us an email.
Notice to Students Regarding Licensing – Criminal History
Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential certification prior to registration or during the program.
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.
The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. https://www.hhs.texas.gov/business/licensing-credentialing-regulation