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Medication Aide (ECC)

Mar 21
  • Mon / March 21, 2022
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Varied ... see individual course info above.

This course includes 46-48 class hours and 10-20 clinical hours. The purpose is to prepare individuals to safely administer non-parenteral medications in agencies/facilities licensed by DIA. Classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences assist in achieving course competencies.

Prerequisites: Drug-free and working in an agency/facility licensed by DIA (long term care, assisted living programs, residential care facilities, intermediate care facilities (ICFs), ICFs for the intellectually disabled, psychiatric medical institutions (PMIs), and PMIs for children).


  • If employed in a certified nursing facility, applicants must be employed for at least six months by the facility sponsor, be eligible on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry, and provide a recommendation from the facility administrator.
  • If employed in a residential agency, applicants must provide a recommendation from the facility administrator.
  • All participants must satisfactorily complete the Prepare to Care module prior to taking the Medication Aide course.

Upon enrollment, students must identify the RN who will supervise the validation of competencies in the clinical area. Successful completion of the course will be determined by unit exams, demonstration of skills competency as documented by the skills checklist, and successful completion of the clinical portion with written documentation by the RN assigned to supervise the clinical at the worksite. Following completion of the class and clinical components, students must satisfactorily complete a state final written exam (80% competency), then a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Class ID 9407 $485
3/21 – 4/27 Mon, Wed 9:00 am – 1:30 pm


  • $485