Medication Aide

Program Details

Course Overview

Our Medication Aide Program has been approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The Program consists of 68 hours which includes 48 hours of didactic and 20 hours of hands-on facility training. The Medication Aide program will prepare students with the basic techniques to safely administer medication in an Assisted Living Facility licensed by Virginia Department of Social Services. The enrollment fee for new students is $700 while the fee for returning GCTI students will be $590.

Medication Aides assist residents with medications and students will learn the classifications and side effects of drugs used in various care settings. This course is intended to prepare students to safely perform the standard duties of a Medication Aide in licensed adult care and assisted living facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/ vocational nurse. 

2020 Class Schedule

November 16th – December 3rd

No Class December 24th – 27th and January 1, 2021

  • You must have CNA, PCA, or HHA certification in order to take the Registered Medication Aide course.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Immunizations: Negative PPD/ chest x-ray results
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check
  • Valid CPR Certification from American Heart Association
  • Valid ID card
  • Books
  • DVD
  • PowerPoint presentations

Required Items

  • Watch with a second hand
  • Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope
  • Thermometer (oral, rectal or ear)


All applications require a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $15.00.

Why Choose GCTI

We pride ourselves in offering our students

Students gain the ability to function and work competently in any healthcare setting. They develop sound judgement and the ability to identify adverse patient findings and understand the proper chain of command used to report abnormalities.

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