Trained Medication Aide (TMA)

  • Duration: 48 hours

Acquire the skills to safely administer medications under the direction of a nurse. Discover how medications affect the physiology of the body systems. Participants will learn and demonstrate how to give medications through oral, rectal, and topical routes. The legal requirements concerning medication administration and documentation will be discussed.

A Trained Medication Aide (TMA) Certificate is earned upon completion of the course and meeting all course guidelines.

Please note: Individuals who wish to work as a TMA in a skilled nursing home or licensed boarding care facility must be on the Nursing Assistant Registry and have completed a Minnesota Department of Health Approved Nursing Assistant program.

This course is partially online.

Course Location:
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Professional & Workforce Training
Room D101
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Bring to Class:
Required Course Text:
1. 2019, 2020, or 2021 Nursing Drug Handbook (any publisher, $48.95 in ATC bookstore)Optional Course Text:
Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions, 8th Ed., Colbert & WoodrowCancelation / Reschedule Policy:
To cancel or reschedule, you must notify us 7 days before your scheduled class start date. No refund will be issued after that point for any reason.
No refund will be issued if you miss your scheduled class dates.

Call 763-433-1200 OR email
Day(s): Tu, Th
Time: 8:00 AM
Sessions: 9
Contact Hours: 48
Cost: $575.00
Mary Nolan
Laura Cleveland