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At a Glance

Our Medicine Aide certificate workforce training program offers a combination of classroom work and clinical rotations to learn how to prepare, administer and chart medications. Courses taught by Maryland Board of Nursing certified instructors.

Approx. Number of Hours:


Program Cost:**


Est. Hourly Wage:*

$13-15 per hour

Min. Occupational Requirements:

Current/active CNA/GNA certification; minimum 1 year of full-time employment as a GNA

Medicine Aide Job Overview


Certified medicine aides safely prepare, administer and chart routine medicines.   

Licensure/certification earned

Students who complete this program are eligible to become a Certified Medicine Aide by the Maryland Board of Nursing.   

Financial Assistance

Funding is available to help pay for short-term job training. Up to 90% of costs may be covered to complete this training program.


View all current course offerings. Not all courses are offered within every term schedule. 

Prepares persons working as Geriatric Nursing Assistants for the safe preparation, administration, and charting of routine medicines. Requires study time outside class and includes tests which the student must pass prior to starting the clinical experience. Prerequisites: Students must take the College reading and math placement tests or provide college transcripts, have a minimum of one year full-time current employment as a geriatric nursing assistant; submit a letter of recommendation from their DON; provide a copy of a current, active CNA/GNA certification; negative TB test/Chest Xray within the last year; proof of immunity to  MMR, Varicella and Hepatitis B or sign a  Hep B waiver; and proof of flu vaccine for the current flu season.

Additional Information & Program Requirements

This training requires study time outside of class and includes tests students must pass prior to starting the clinical experience. Students must take the College placement tests for reading and math or provide college transcripts; must have negative TB test/chest x-ray within the last year and Hepatitis immunity or waiver; minimum 1 year of full-time employment as a GNA; letter of recommendation from the Director of Nursing at your place of employment; and current/active CNA/GNA certification.  

Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

410-386-8100 |

*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.