Medication Aide Online + Lab Course

The Clarkson College Medication Aide Online + Lab course prepares students to provide routine medication by oral, inhalation, topical and instillation routes under the direct supervision of a caretaker or licensed health care professional. Common work environments for certified medication aides include nursing homes, assisted living centers, intermediate care facilities for the mentally disabled, schools, childcare settings or patient homes.

The Medication Aide Online + Lab course provides more than 40 hours of instruction and hands-on clinical skills practice related to the competencies set forth by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services required for medication administration.

This is a non-credit Professional Development course. College credit is not provided.


The prerequisites are as follows:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Competent in basic mathematics skills.
  • Be of good moral character.

It is highly recommended that individuals complete the Nurse Aide course prior to starting the Medication Aide course.


Course Materials

"Medication Aide Training 2017, Fourth Edition" Textbook is included in the course tuition. 



$335 payable by cash, money order, or credit card (VISA, MC, Discover) at the time of registration.

Course fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Textbook ($75 value)
  • Course handouts and materials
  • Medication aide competency assessment ($50 value)


Requirements for Successful Completion

  • Attendance at lab and competency assessment is mandatory.
  • A minimum of 40 hours participating in the Medication Aide online course is required. The amount of time spent online participated is recorded by the learning management system. 
  • A grade of 80% or better on all unit tests and the final exam is required to pass.
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate all required skills, competencies, and basic routes in lab session.
  • A score of 70% or better on the written and skills competency assessments is required to pass.


Requirements for placement on the Nebraska Medication Aide Registry

  • Successfully complete of the Clarkson College Medication Aide course as stated above.
  • Submit the Application for Medication Aide Registration with appropriate fee to DHHS.
  • Pass an approved Nebraska State Medication Aide Written Exam.



All lab and competency assessment sessions are held at Clarkson College, located on 42nd and Dodge Streets in Omaha, Neb.


Cancellation Policy & Refund Information

If you cannot attend the course you registered for, you must fill out a Drop/Cancellation form. Paperwork must be completed, signed and returned to the Professional Development office before you can officially drop the course. You will be responsible for paying the course fee if you do not drop/cancel within the cancellation guidelines. The drop/cancellation refund schedule is as follows:

  • Drop/Cancellation form received five or more business days prior to the class start date will receive a refund minus a 10 percent withdrawal fee.
  • Drop/Cancellation form received four or less business days prior to the class start date will receive no refund.
  • A refund is not provided nor is a transfer allowed for failure to participate or not meeting course completion requirements.
  • All refunds will be sent to the payee address on file within 60 days.
  • If course fee was paid with a credit card, a refund is issued to the same credit card.

Professional Development Office

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST

Professional Development Office
101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131-2739
PH 402.552.3396 or 402.552.6148

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