Medication Aide/Medication Manager

Medication Aide

A certified medication aide is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) responsible for administering daily medication to patients in a hospital or medical facility. Also referred to as medical aide technicians, their duties include monitoring patients, reporting changes, and collecting samples.

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 the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences assist in achieving course competencies. Offered in Grinnell and Marshalltown.


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.
  • Register by calling 641-752-4645

Medication Manager

This 12-hour course prepares you to safely administer or supervise self-administration of non-parenteral medications in a 15 bed or less residential program, child care program, supervised apartment living, or community-based living. Approved by the State of Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and Iowa Department of Human Services. Offered in Grinnell, Iowa Falls, and Marshalltown.

  • Register by calling 641-752-4645


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Certificate of Attendance (46 – 48 Class Hours and 10 – 20 Clinical Hours Needed)

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12-Hour Course Required

Degrees Available

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