medication assistant coursework


Hello, everyone. I've been a CNA in an Indiana nursing home for nearly two years and love my job.

I've registered for a qualified medication aide course. My concern is working full-time and handling the classwork part of the course for

five weeks (class attendance M-W-F, 4-8PM). The textbook is 300 pages. About 200 medications are covered. It seems like such alot to read through and learn in five weeks! (And I'm totally exhausted when I get home from work at 3:30 PM.)

I ask those of you who have taken such a course, about how many medications were you actually required to learn?

Both generic and trade names? Did your instructor target just a few of the most important ones to learn, or cover them all?

I appreciate your time and consideration so much.

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