Medication Aide

This program prepares students to be eligible to sit for the state exam to become a Registered Medication Aide (RMA).

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Area of Interest

Program Dean

PVCC Academic Division

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Non-credit Training Program

Required Courses

  • 14659: Medication Aide

Transfer Information


Admissions Requirements

  • Students interested in pursuing health care training through PVCC Workforce Services Division must attend a Healthcare Pre-Enrollment Session prior to enrollment. 
  • An active, unrestricted nurse aide certification issued from the Virginia Board of Nursing is required prior to registration.
  • Minimum age is 18 and must not have any convictions since becoming a CNA.

Program Information

Successful completion of PVCC’s Medication Aide Training program meets the requirements of the Virginia Board of Nursing for a student to be eligible to sit for the state exam to become a Registered Medication Aide (RMA). This program will cover topics such as: Legal and Ethical Issues; Preparing for Safe Administration of Medication; Introduction to Pharmacology; Administration of Prepared Instillations and Treatments (oral medications, eye, ear, nose, etc.); Documentation, Storage and Disposal of Medications; Special Issues in Medication Administration and Insulin Administration. Students will be required to have 100% attendance in both class and clinical, a copy of their active, unrestricted Virginia CNA certificate, Background check*, drug screen and *PPD (negative TB testing) are required prior to start of class.