Minnesota State Medication Aide
Minnesota State Medication Aide
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.

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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.  Please notify Meriem Aman via email at: for cancelations.  
No refunds or transfers allowed if you notify us less than three business days before the class starts.
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This 48-hour program covers state approved requirements concerning medications and their administration by Certified Nursing Assistants. You must have successfully completed a Minnesota Department of Health approved Nursing Assistant training program 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.

Instruction also consists of:
  • the complete procedure of checking the resident's medication record
  • preparation of the medication for administration
  • administration of the medication to the resident
  • assisting residents with self-administration as necessary
  • documentation after administration of date, time, dosage and method of administration of all medications, or the reason for not administering the medication as ordered, and the signaure of the nurse or authorized person who administered and observed the same
  • the type of information regarding medication administration reportable to a nurse

Medication Aide Rule Summary
Below is the nursing home rule.

651-423-8612  |  |
Start Date: 11/3/2023
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CEUs: 4.80
Contact Hours: 48
Certification: Medication Aide
Sessions: 45
Location: DCTC Main Building - 1-310, Online
Instructor: Brenda Arneson
Dakota County Technical College
1-310, Online

Arneson, Brenda
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