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Medication Aide

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, or call the Student Financial Services Office at (210) 486-3600 for more information. Plan to allow approximately 6 weeks for this process.


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Healthcare Contact:
Angel Orozco