Medication Aide Certificate (MDADC)

Description

The Medication Aide certificate is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The program focuses on basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology as required by State of Ohio regulations.

The certificate program includes a minimum of 80 hours of lecture and lab practice to prepare students to distribute medications in long-term care and residential care facilities. Students also spend at least 40 hours in clinical practice in a long term care and/or residential care facility, distributing medications under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Students research and prepare medication information for each resident in their assignment.

Prospective students must be at least 18 years old, and have State-Tested Nurse Aide certification, a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and appropriate College placement test scores. A BCI (civilian) and FBI (federal) criminal records check is required for all applicants.

Related Programs

Program Code

MDADC.CT

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Ohio Board of Nursing, Attention: MA-C, 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-7410. Fax: (614) 466-0388 Attention: MA-C. Email: medicationaides@nursing.ohio.gov.

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Distribute medications in long-term care and residential care facilities

Curriculum

Medication Aide Certificate (MDADC)

Program Prerequisites: AFL 085 Applications of College Reading and Writing and AFM 095 Foundations of Basic Algebra or appropriate placement test scores, and MCH 130 Nurse Aide Training or currently in good standing on the Ohio State Nurse Aide registry. To be admitted to this program, students must submit an application including a physical and 2-step TB test and must complete a criminal background check.

MCH 134 Medication Aide Training 6
Total Credits 6

Progression

Program Entrance Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have State-Tested Nurse Aide certification
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have appropriate scores on the College placement test.
  • A BCI (civilian) and FBI (federal) criminal background check is required for all applicants

Contacts

Program Chair
Daphne Robinson, BS, RHIT - Chair, Health Sciences Technology
(513) 569-1684
Advisor
Mary Meiser, RN, BSN, LNHA
(513) 569-5789
mary.meiser@cincinnatistate.edu