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The Medication Assistant Certificate is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing to prepare Certified Nursing Assistants to become Certified Medication Assistants who can safely administer selected medications in some hospitals and in long-term care facilities. Emphasis is on simple calculations, categories of medication, and basic principles of medication administration. Students who complete the Medication Assistant Certificate and who pass the written and manual-skills exam administered by the Arizona State Board of Nursing will become Certified Medication Assistants.
Prior to enrollment, students must meet the following requirements: