Several of Virginia's community colleges are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing to offer the 68 hour Medication Aide Training Program. Medication Aides working in Assisted Living Facilities must be registered with the Virginia Board of Nursing by December 31, 2008.As of January 1, 2009, all applicants will be required to take the 68 hour curriculum before submitting an application for registration. (This training does not apply to those individuals administering medications in Child Day Care Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Mental Health Facilities, and Juvenile Justice/Corrections Facilities.)
Please contact each college to learn more about the medication aide training and other health care related programs offered.
Eastern Shore Community College, MelfaPat Diem Mountain Empire Community CollegeKim Dorton Piedmont Virginia Community College, CharlottesvilleLyn Vandersommen
Southside Virginia Community CollegeDebra Smiley
Southwest Virginia Community College, RichlandsConnie Davis
Thomas Nelson Community College, Newport NewsCarmen Burrows
VCCS System Office, RichmondMindy Fast
Andrea Thaxton received a second chance for education by attending SsVCC's Middle College program. She earned her GED and took community college courses simultaneously.
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