Dakota County Technical College

Minnesota State Medication Aide

This 48-hour program covers state approved requirements concerning medications and their administration by Certified Nursing Assistants. You must be a Certified Nursing Assistant or currently in Nursing Assistant training to take this course.

This course is a hybrid of online instruction on D2L and arranged on campus class time for lab.

Topics include: legal criteria, medical abbreviations, measurements, use of the Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR), and overview of body systems and drug classifications.
Oral, eye, ear, rectal and topical routes will be covered.

Medication Aide Rule Summary
Below is the nursing home rule. As you can see, the person must have completed a MN approved NA training program. They do not have to be on the Registry to take the class. A person who challenges the nursing assistant exam or transfers in from another state would not be eligible.

Important: The class you are registering for must meet the requirements for cohort size in order for it to run.  In the event of very low enrollment and when no other resource is available, the class will be canceled or rescheduled to a later date. You will be notified through email of such change.

Cancellation Policy:
If you need to withdraw from a class and you notify us at least three business days before the class starts, you will receive a credit or refund of the course fee.
No refunds or transfers allowed if you notify us less than three business days before the class starts.

Your Charge for this class will appear on your credit card statement as Minnesota State Colleges.

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Start Date: 10/10/2022 Days: M, Tu, W, Th, F Skip Dates Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Contact Hours: 48
Certification: Medication Aide
Sessions: 41
Location: TBD Instructor : Brenda Arneson
Catalog: Fall 2022
Registration Cutoff Date: 10/7/2022
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