Medication Aide | Cert
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Licensure Information

This specialized course is crafted to provide training for nursing assistants and residential attendants, enabling them to safely administer non-parenteral medications in long-term care facilities, particularly nursing homes, and related healthcare settings. The curriculum focuses on imparting the necessary skills and knowledge for the proper and secure administration of medications within the specific context of long-term care.

Graduates of this program will be well-equipped to contribute to the healthcare team, ensuring the safe and effective delivery of non-parenteral medications in environments dedicated to long-term patient care.


  1. Employed a minimum of 480 hours (new regulation requirement, Iowa Code August 2023) in the facility recommending the student
  2. Current Iowa Nurse Aide Registry status (for use in nursing home setting only)

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Pamela Ives
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3402
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Licensure Information

Educational licensure is met in the following states: Iowa
Educational licensure is not met for the following states: None
If not listed above, determination has not yet been made for the remaining states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
To view educational requirements for the state you wish to work, visit Chapter 481.58.21: Chapter 481-57.19; Chapter 481-64.4; Chapter 481-65.17, 
"A person who has written documentation of certification as a medication aide in another state may become a medication aide in Iowa by successfully completing a department-approved nurse aide competency examination and a medication aide challenge examination."


Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $606.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $624.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $600.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,275.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.