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Professional Career Institute | Medical | Richmond, VA
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Unmatched Medication Aide Education

Get started on your path to becoming a certified medication aide with Professional Career Institute! This is an intensive 68-hour course. Previous experience is needed to enroll.

As a medication aide, you'll be trained to dispense medication under the supervision of a registered nurse. Your lessons will emphasize pharmacology reference materials and more.


You'll learn common drug classifications, generic and brand names, side effects, and everything else you need to be successful in your field.

What is a medication aide?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Graduated nurse aide or personal care aide

  • Proof of identity

  • Provide social security card

  • Have a criminal background check performed

  • Must have a TB test

Course requirements:

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Class schedule:

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Tuition (including textbook):



To take this course, you must be or have the following:

•  Certified nurse aide

•  Personal care aide

•  Direct care experience

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