The purpose of the 60-hour Medication Aide
course is to prepare individuals to safely administer nonparenteral medications in agencies/ facilities licensed by DIA. In order to take this course, the applicant must be drug-free and working in an agency/facility licensed by DIA. If employed in a certified nursing facility, all applicants must: be employed for at least six months by the facility sponsor; eligible on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry;and provide recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed. If employed in a residential or related type of agency licensed by DIA, all applicants must provide recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed. The Letter of Recommendation should be faxed or emailed to : Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org or fax number 319 398 7741- Attention Kim Klein, prior to the first day of class. At the time of enrollment, each student must identify the RN who will supervise the validation of competencies in the clinical area. Click here
to download the required letter of recommendation. A textbook is required for this course: Mosbys Textbook for Medication Assistants Book, ISBN 978-0-323-04687-9.