A Medication Assistant is prepared to pass unit/multi dose medications and perform non-sterile treatments in a skilled nursing facility under the supervision of an RN or LPN. Medication Assistants have been proven to be a cost effective means to utilize staff and ease the nursing shortage.
FVTC's Medication Assistant Certificate was developed by the Wisconsin Technical Colleges and meets the guidelines established by HFS 132 under the supervision of the Bureau of Quality Assurance and the state Pharmacy Consultant.
Agency selection of qualified Medication Assistant candidates is critical to success and completion. Skilled care agencies are responsible for screening CNA candidates to verify course qualifications are met.
- Virtual classrooms, hands-on labs, simulations and a clinical experience
- 12-week format meeting in-person every other week
- Limited class size provides a low student-faculty ratio and personal learning experience
- Graduates earn a certificate of completion and are entered in the WI Nurse Aide Directory as a medication assistant