Prerequisites: As per HHS requirements to be a medication aide, individuals must be able to “read, write, speak, and understand English. Be at least 18 years old. Be free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications. Be a high school graduate
or have a GED.” Must be employed as a CNA listed in TXNAR in active status and currently employed in a licensed facility or employed as non-licensed direct care staff in a licensed facility. Background check, clear Employee Misconduct Registry, and signed copy of the Texas Department of Health & Human Services application requirements for the exam to be presented when registering for the class.
Learn how to prepare and administer drugs in a licensed health care agency. Topics include: drug legislation, drug references, basic anatomy and physiology, and common diseases. You will learn medical abbreviations, symbols, terminology, and common equivalents (apothecary, metric, and household measurements) required for medication administration. After completion of the class, you will be prepared to take the Texas Department of Human Services Medication Aide Licensure Exam. Includes 10 hours of clinical practice (two 5-hour days).*This course of study prepares candidates to be certified. Candidates become “certified” by passing the required certifying agency exam. **For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the state of Texas. Prospective students can review their background in comparison with convictions barring employment by visiting https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.250.htm. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.