NURA 1013 - Medication Administration for Nurse Aides (144 Hrs)
Advanced instruction in preparation and administration of designated medications by Certified Nurse Aides working under the guidance of a licensed nurse. Textbook Required. Licensing Agency: Texas Department of Aging and Disability.
The student will be prepared to administer medications to residents in:
- nursing facilities,
- intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF/IID),
- correctional institutions, and
- assisted living (personal care) facilities
To be a medication aide in a licensed Texas facility, you must:
- read, write, speak and understand English;
- be at least 18 years old;
- be free of communicable diseases, and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications;
- be a high school graduate or have a GED;
- work in a facility as a certified nurse aide or unlicensed direct care staff person on the first official day of your medication aide training program; and
- have been employed in a facility for 90 days as an unlicensed direct care staff person.
Medication Aide Program FAQs provided by the Department of Aging and Disability Services
Tuition for the course is $877 (this does not include the textbooks or other supplies)
Students can apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or call the Student Financial Services Office at (210) 486-3600 for more information. Plan to allow approximately 6 weeks for this process.