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Medication Aide Course

Completing the Clarkson College Medication Aide course opens the door to a career providing medications in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, assisted living centers, intermediate care facilities for the mentally disabled, schools, childcare settings or patient homes.  

A Medication Aide is trained to work under the direct supervision of a caretaker or licensed health care professional.

Course Prerequisites 

The course prerequisites are as follows:

Applicants need to be aware of the eligibility requirements for taking the state certification testing and employment. Persons with a criminal record, substance abuse problems or health problems that would interfere with safe practices may be ineligible for state testing and/or employment. Anyone with an open court case should not register until that case is resolved. This does include misdemeanor traffic citations or anything requiring a court appearance.

Many employers may require an individual to be a Nurse Aide (CNA) before allowing them to function as a Medication Aide.

Course Information 

The Clarkson College Medication Aide course provides over 40+ hours of classroom instruction related to the competencies required for medication administration. Students successfully completing the course receive a certificate of completion from Clarkson College and qualify to take the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Medication Aide written examination.


Note: The State Medication Aide examination is administered monthly outside the scope of this course at various locations.

Course Schedule

Download a Medication Aide Course Syllabus
Daytime and evening classes are available. Class sessions do not normally meet every day of the week. View the Medication Aide course schedule

Course Fees

Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  

Course Fee: $325
Course fee includes:  

Credit cards accepted are: MasterCard, VISA and Discover. Make checks payable to: Clarkson College Office of Professional Development. If your check is returned for non-sufficient funds, we reserve the right to re-present the item electronically plus the state-allowed processing fee of $35. Re-presentation is handled by eTech Transaction Solutions.  

Course Locations

All class sessions are held at Clarkson College located at 101 South 42nd Street in Omaha, Neb.

Registration Information

Please check on space availability by calling the Nurse Aide Hotline at 402.552.2431. The following registration options are available:
Phone: Register by phone with a credit card by calling 402.552.6148, 402.552.2311 or 800.647.5500.
In-Person: The Professional Development office is located in the lower level of Clarkson College, and the customer entrance faces the intersection of 42 and Douglas Streets. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST View a Campus Map

Note: Class size is limited and classes fill quickly, so it is important to confirm availability and register early.


If you cannot attend the Medication Aide course you registered for, you must fill out a Professional Development Official Drop/Cancellation Form. Form must be completed, signed and returned to the Office of Professional Development before you can be officially dropped from the class. A telephone call or email request is not sufficient to cancel your registration. Download a Drop/Cancellation Form on the website listed or call and one can be emailed or postal mailed to you.

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