This class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, June 29 through Aug. 5. It includes introduction to pharmacology, including basic knowledge and skills to safely administer medications. This course prepares students to acquire the medication administration competencies required to work in a long- term care or other health care facility and pass the examination required by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Classes are taught by qualified, approved instructors and utilize the Nebraska Health Care Association curriculum accepted by the Nebraska Department of Health. An approved agency will schedule and administer the required state test after the completion of class. Information about testing will be provided the first day of class.
Students must be 18 to be placed on the Nebraska State Registry as a Medication Aide. A student can take the class if they are within 150 days of their 18th birthday.
Vital Signs Requirement: The ability to take and monitor vital signs is a requirement for participation in a medication aide class. Students who have not completed a nursing assistant course or are not familiar with taking vial signs are required to complete a vital signs class. A vital signs clas will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 24 at CCC. The cost is $30.