Medication Aide Program

Registration (Virtual Class held on ZOOM)



Payment Plan (Down Payment):


Medication Aide Continuing Education Seminar:


1. Medication Aide Program


Medication Aide Training is a comprehensive course designed to prepare Nurse Aides and students for the administration of medications under the supervision and guidance stipulated by Texas Health and Human Services to residents in Nursing facilities, Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities or related conditions, correctional institutions and assisted living (personal care) facilities.


Prospective Students must:

  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be free of communicable diseases, and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Be employed as certified nurse aide listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in active status and currently employed in facilities licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 on class start date or employed on class start day as non-licensed direct care staff in a facility licensed under Chapter 247; a state supported living center or ICF/IID and have 90 days previous employment in the year preceding the class start date.


Gulf Coast Nursing Career Institute will utilize the Texas Health and Human Services Medication Aide curriculum In the program:

  • Students would learn the basic roles and responsibilities of the medication aide
  • Introduction, orientation and other basic concept
  • Infection Control
  • Administration of medication
  • Drugs affecting the:
    • Cardiovascular, Urinary, Respiratory, Digestive, Central Nervous, Musculoskeletal,
    • Endocrine systems
  • Drugs affecting the eye, ear and the skin
  • Antibiotics and other anti-infective agents
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Pediatric patients
  • Care Planning Assistance


Students must complete:

  • 100 hours of classroom (virtual) instruction and training
  • 20 hours of returned skills demonstration laboratory
  • 10 hours of clinical experience, including clinical observation and skills demonstration under the
  • direct supervision of a licensed nurse in a facility
  • 10 hours in a return skills demonstration laboratory
  • TOTAL COURSE HOURS – 140 hours

Students successfully completing the medication Aide Training Program will receive a certificate
of completion and be prepared to do a written competency evaluation for medication aides
administered by HHSC and if candidate is successful, a permit is issued.

Clinical hours are provided in the school laboratory and students current employed facilities.


  • 10 week program
  • Virtual classes are given through meetings via zoom.
  • Meeting Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Class session;  3:00pm -4:30 pm,
  • Class zoom Recordings available for all students at 9pm

Clinical Hours:  Skills videos in conjunction with laboratory and clinical learning in student’s facility.

Cost: $970
Partial Payment: $200

Tel: 713-946-3377
Location: 8876 Gulf Freeway Suite 240, Houston, Texas 77017


For the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the competency of permitted Medication Aides to administer medications as specified at and 40 TAC Chapter 95, Medication Aide, it is imperative for Medication Aide to complete a seven hour continuing education training approved by HHSC before expiration of the permit in order to renew the permit. This is not required for the first renewal. The seven hours must be completed before a renewal notice is sent to HHSC.

To be issued a certificate of completion, participants must satisfy all course requirements and assignments as determined by the instructor.


  • To protect the health and welfare of facility residents
  • To maintain and enhance the competency of the permitted Medication Aides to administer medications as specified at 40 TAC Chapter 95

Cost: $100