Medication Aide | Cert - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Medication Aide | Cert

This course is designed to train nursing assistants and residential attendants to safely administer non-parenteral medications in long-term care (nursing home) facilities and related areas.


  1. Employed a minimum of 480 hours (new regulation requirement, Iowa Code August 2023) in the facility recommending the student
  2. Current Iowa Nurse Aide Registry status (for use in nursing home setting only)



Sioux City Campus


Admissions Advisor

Pamela Ives
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3402
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Required Classes

For a list of current required classes, visit our catalog at:

Faculty and Staff

Debbie Guerra BSN, RN
Administrative Program Coordinator Nursing & Allied Health
Call  712.317.3197
Sioux City Campus


Educational licensure is met in the following states: Iowa
Educational licensure is not met for the following states: None
If not listed above, determination has not yet been made for the remaining states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
To view educational requirements for the state you wish to work, visit Chapter 481.58.21: Chapter 481-57.19; Chapter 481-64.4; Chapter 481-65.17, 
"A person who has written documentation of certification as a medication aide in another state may become a medication aide in Iowa by successfully completing a department-approved nurse aide competency examination and a medication aide challenge examination."


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* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

** The cost of books varies per program.