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Medication Aide Fall 2022 Day 2

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Medication Aides are trained to prepare for safe administration of medications to clients in assisted living facilities.  The course teaches basic pharmacology and the proper procedure for preparing, administering, maintaining and documenting medications. Students are also taught to facilitate client self-administration and assist with medication administration.

For more information, please visit the Medication Aide website.

  • Prior to course registration, student must provide documentation of successful completion of a staff training program in direct client care approved by the Department of Social Services, a nursing education program or an approved nurse aide education program.
  • A TB risk form is required before attending class.  (Proof of 2 step TB Test in the last 12 months or the TB shot in the last 2 years is also accepted.)
  • Current immunization record including COVID and flu vaccines.  
  • Signed "Statement on Vaccines" Form.
  • You also must register for and attend a Healthcare Orientation at BRCC:
Note: The Virginia Board of Nursing requires students that successfully completed a program to apply for a provisional license prior to taking the certification exam.  (Cost $50-not included in tuition)

There are 4 hours of online work in addition to the scheduled classes/labs/zoom meetings. 

Clinical is at an offsite location.  (Clinical is 5 hours per day.)   Clinical dates:  TBD Time and Location:  TBD
BRCC currently has scholarship funding to defray the cost of many workforce courses - such as Medication Aide.  Most Virginia residents receive a 2/3 discount on tuition and, for many unemployed individuals or individuals in low paying jobs, courses are free or nearly free.  Email ( or call (540-453-2215) to talk with an advisor who can help get you into a short term training course at BRCC today!

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Class Details

12 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Wed.  
  Weekly - Tue, Thu.  

Location : Bioscience Building (S) - Main Campus Location : 
  Bioscience Building (S) - Main Campus.

Instructor : Allison Ortner 



Please read:  Required for Clinical: Current immunization records including COVID and Flu Vaccines.

I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.

Virginia Ready Initiative The course you enrolled in may qualify you for a one-time Virginia Ready Credential Achievement Award of $1,000. You must apply to Virginia Ready within five (5) calendar days of your FastForward course start date to be part of this program, if eligible. To learn more details and submit your application, click the following link: Apply to become a Virginia Ready (VA Ready) Scholar today! Please note: Submitting the VA Ready sign-up form incorrectly or multiple times will cause delays. Your community college is not responsible for contacting VA Ready and/or ensuring you meet VA Ready deadlines. Please email: directly with any questions.



Registration Closes On
Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/28/2022 - 12/14/2022 Weekly - Mon, Wed 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM Weyers Cave, Bioscience Building (S) - Main Campus  Map Allison Ortner 
11/29/2022 - 12/15/2022 Weekly - Tue, Thu 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM Weyers Cave, Bioscience Building (S) - Main Campus  Map Allison Ortner 

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