The Medication Aide Program prepares students to safely administer or to assist in client self-administration, medications in specific settings. This class includes lecture, skills lab, and clinical experiences. Students will be able to facilitate, or assist, the client with the administration of insulin, prepare for safe administration of medications to clients in assisted living facilities, maintain aseptic conditions, understand basic pharmacology, follow appropriate procedures for documentation and much more. Upon successful completion of the course, the graduate will be eligible to apply to take the Registered Medication Aide (RMA) exam.

The RMA may work in Assisted Living Facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services. They may NOT administer medications in nursing homes or in home health care agencies. See www.dhp.virginia.gov for more information.

The student who successfully completes the 68-hour Medication Aide course, applies for and receives a letter from the Virginia Board of Nursing giving them provisional practice, may then practice for a period of 120 days from the date of the letter. After the 120 day period(or after failing the state examination 3 times-whichever comes first), all practice must stop. If the state examination is failed 3 times the person must re-register for and complete another 68-hour, Virginia Board of Nursing approved medication course.

The minimum requirement to enroll in this course is the successful completion of a Virginia Board of Nursing approved 120-hour Nurse Aide training program, or a 40-hour Department of Social Services Direct Care Staff training program.

The cost of this class will be $550, with previous graduates of Agapé Training Center receiving a discount. $75.00 will hold your seat.

Currently Scheduled Class*

Day Class – Monday – Friday; 9:00am -2:00pm

MA D02 – January 6- January 24, 2020

MA D03 – February 17 – March 6, 2020

MA D04 – April 20 – May 8, 2020

MA D05 – June 1 – June 19, 2020

MA D06 – July 20 – August 7, 2020

MA D07 – August 31 – September 18, 2020

MA D08 – October 5 – October 23, 2020

MA D09 – November 16 – December 8, 2020

Night Class – Monday – Friday; 4:00pm – 9:00pm

MA N01 – January 6- January 24, 2020

MA N02 – February 24 – March 13, 2020

MA N03 – April 20 – May 8, 2020

MA N04 – June 8 – June 26, 2020

MA N05 – July 20- September 3, 2020

MA N06 – September 8 – September 26, 2020

MA N07 – October 5 – October 23, 2020

MA N08 – November 23 – December 15, 2020

If you’re interested in this, or any, Agapé Training Center course, call us to enroll, or to be notified when new dates are scheduled. Phone: 757-229-6115

*If class enrollment does not meet a minimum number, we reserve the right to cancel the class.