PVCC Workforce Services - Medication Aide

Class Description:

Successful completion of PVCC’s Medication Aide Training program meets the requirements of the Virginia Board of Nursing for a student to be eligible to sit for the state exam to become a Registered Medication Aide (RMA). This program will cover topics such as: Legal and Ethical Issues; Preparing for Safe Administration of Medication; Introduction to Pharmacology; Administration of Prepared Instillations and Treatments (oral medications, eye, ear, nose, etc.); Documentation, Storage and Disposal of Medications; Special Issues in Medication Administration and Insulin Administration. Students will be required to have 100% attendance in both class and clinical, a copy of their active, unrestricted Virginia CNA certificate, Background check*, drug screen and *PPD (negative TB testing) are required prior to start of class.
TB test & Background check not included in price

Prerequisite: Active, unrestricted nurse aide certification issued from the Virginia Board of Nursing is required prior to registration. Minimum age is 18 and must not have any convictions since becoming a CNA.

Job Outlook


Full Tuition: $1,101  /  FastForward Tuition: $367

What organization certifies this program?

Virginia Board of Nursing

How do I register?

Students must complete the pre-healthcare course through CANVAS prior to enrollment. For more information and directions to sign-up, please complete the Healthcare Career Information Form

What is the pre-healthcare course and why is it required?
  • It replaces the previously required Information session for enrollment. Students can view a pre-recorded information session, on their own schedule, and upload required admission documents.

  • It allows students to learn, in a low-pressure environment, more information about our programs, admission requirements and financial assistance while learning to navigate online learning management platform to increase class success should the student desires to register.

  • Most common questions are answered during the session and allows students to email the Healthcare team to ask follow-up or case specific questions in a private environment.

Financial Assistance

This class is eligible for financial assistance through FastForward and the Financial Assistance for Noncredit Training Resulting in Industry Credentials (FANTIC). Go to www.pvcc.edu/fastforward for more information.