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Medication Assistant

Online Certified Medication Aide for Tennessee

Medication Aide Program Description:

This course is designed to teach the safe administration of medication to health care workers.  Students are trained to give routine medications to patients in the Long Term Care setting.

We Care Online Instructors will work in close cooperation with the facility instructor. We Care Online Instructors will monitor the online didactic portion of the course while the facility instructor will teach the clinical portion. Student information and progress will be shared and discussed as needed.

The Medication Aide course curriculum consists of 62 hours of didactic training, in addition to 30 hours of supervised clinical practicum. According to TN state regulations, a student must have a current CNA certification.


The WCO Medication Aide Course is a comprehensive, online learning program that covers essential topics related to medication administration in long-term care facilities. The course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of medication administration, safety, and documentation. It follows the National Council of State Boards of Nursing model curriculum.

NOTE: Student must be enrolled through a participating and state approved facility. Student’s may not register themselves.

A medication aide can be invaluable to a long term care facility, as they administer medications to residents, as well as perform other non-medical care tasks. This is particularly helpful to nurses, as it enables them to perform other care-critical tasks.

Of course, with all the advantages medication assistants provide in a facility, they still do not offer the solution to all staffing-related issues. This is because medication aides are only trained to do tasks like those mentioned above, and they cannot act as a replacement for nurses in general.

Medication assistants in the US  will earn on average $39,592 a year, that’s $16.86/hour. Some assistants will work a typical 9-to-5 work week, but most work evenings, overnight and weekends, as patients must take medication at all times of the day.

(See PayScale.com)

Email colleen@wecareonlineclasses.com or call 888-932-2501 ext 102 for more information.

The  Medication Aide/Assistant course offered by We Care Online is designed to provide comprehensive training for individuals seeking to become proficient in administering medications safely and accurately. This course equips students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue a rewarding career as a Medication Aide/Assistant.

Throughout the course, students will learn about the principles and procedures involved in medication administration, including the proper handling, storage, and disposal of medications. Emphasis is placed on understanding different types of medications, their effects, potential side effects, and appropriate dosage calculations.

The curriculum covers a wide range of essential topics, such as medical terminology, pharmacology, infection control, medication documentation, legal and ethical considerations, and the role of the Medication Aide/Assistant within the healthcare team. Students will also gain an understanding of common diseases and conditions, as well as medication management for patients with specific needs.

We Care Online provides an interactive learning environment, offering engaging instructional materials, multimedia resources, and practical exercises to enhance comprehension and retention of course content. Students will have access to experienced instructors who are readily available to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the program.

Successful completion of the  Medication Aide/Assistant course prepares students to pursue certification as Medication Aide/Assistants in healthcare settings such as long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and hospitals in various locations.

Course Objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of medication administration principles and procedures.
  • Acquire knowledge of different types of medications, their uses, potential side effects, and dosage calculations.
  • Develop proficiency in handling, storing, and disposing of medications in a safe and effective manner.
  • Understand medical terminology, pharmacology, infection control, and documentation requirements.
  • Comprehend legal and ethical considerations in medication administration.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to emergencies and adverse reactions related to medication administration.
  • Familiarize oneself with common diseases and conditions, and their corresponding medication management.
  • Prepare for the Medication Aide/Assistant Certification Exam specific to the relevant jurisdiction.

Course Requirements: To enroll in the  Medication Aide/Assistant course, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Pass a criminal background check as required by state regulations (if applicable).
  • Have a current nurse aide/assistant certification.

Upon successful completion of the  Medication Aide/Assistant course, students will receive a certificate of completion from We Care Online, qualifying them to pursue certification as Medication Aide/Assistants in healthcare facilities in their respective jurisdictions.


Course Instructor

Kayla Neitzel, RN

Kayla Neitzel is an invaluable member of the We Care Online Classes team, bringing her passion for education and dedication to helping others succeed. As a highly skilled and experienced instructor, Kayla plays a crucial role in delivering high-quality online courses to students across the country. With a deep understanding of her field, she is committed to providing a supportive and engaging environment for students to thrive in their educational journeys.

Kayla’s expertise lies in creating dynamic and interactive learning experiences. Her innovative teaching methods and ability to adapt to different learning styles make her a favorite among students. With a keen eye for detail, she ensures that course materials are comprehensive and well-structured, fostering an optimal learning environment. Kayla is also known for her exceptional communication skills, which allow her to connect with students on a personal level, providing guidance and support whenever needed.

In addition to her instructional role, Kayla actively contributes to curriculum development at We Care Online Classes. Drawing from her extensive experience, she collaborates with the team to create relevant and up-to-date course content that meets the evolving needs of learners. Her dedication to ongoing professional development keeps her at the forefront of educational advancements, enabling her to continuously enhance the quality of education offered by We Care Online Classes.

Whether she’s guiding students through their coursework, developing engaging materials, or staying updated on the latest educational trends, Kayla Neitzel is a true asset to the We Care Online Classes team. Her unwavering commitment to student success and her passion for online education make her an exceptional instructor who is instrumental in shaping the future of distance learning.

Colleen VillaColleen Villa is a dedicated and passionate member of the We Care Online team, making a significant impact as a department director. With an extensive background in healthcare and a genuine desire to help others, Colleen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. Her unwavering commitment to providing high-quality education and support to students is evident in her interactions and the positive feedback she receives.

As a professional, Colleen Villa has spent several years working in various educational settings, including colleges. This hands-on experience allows her to offer practical insights and real-world examples to her students, enhancing their understanding of the material. Colleen’s expertise extends across a range of topics including healthcare administration.

Beyond her exceptional teaching skills, Colleen is known for her compassionate approach and genuine interest in her students’ success. She takes the time to connect with each individual, understanding their unique learning styles and providing personalized guidance.

Colleen Villa’s commitment to excellence and her passion for healthcare education make her an invaluable asset to We Care Online. Through her engaging style, vast expertise, and genuine care for her students, she continues to make a positive impact on the lives and careers of healthcare professionals. Whether she is helping with instruction or helping advance our online courses, Colleen’s contributions play a significant role in shaping the future of the industry.


Course Prerequisite: CNA

Facility information: Students are required to register through an LTC facility. Please notify our office for questions regarding the Medication Online Training.

Clinical Instructors: For more information Click Here

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course requires a check off list to be signed by an RN at your facility. Please make sure you have that availability before registering for this course.


No, you must do clinicals at a facility. Check with your facility before enrolling in the course.

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