Medication Aide Certificate (MDADC)


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.

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Ohio Board of Nursing
Attention: MA-C
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-7410
Fax: (614) 466-0388 Attention: MA-C


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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


Program Chair
Mary Meiser