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

Medication Aide | Cert

Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Licensure Information

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.

Prerequisite: 1) Employed a minimum of six months in the facility recommending the student, and 2) Current Iowa Nurse Aide Registry status (for use in nursing home setting only).

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Required Classes for Medication Aide | Cert

HSC 148

Medication Aide 3

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Mary Steinhauer
Sioux City Campus, Room L314

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $591.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $594.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* 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.

Licensure Information

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.”