Medication Administration

...and Medication Administration Update

Medication Administration course information:

11 weeks, 140 hours, $765

  • Fall class is Sept. 1 to Nov. 12, 2020.
  • Deadline to apply for the program is Aug. 11, 2020

This course is designed to prepare nurse aides who are currently employed in health care institutions with skills needed to administer certain medications. Students completing the Medication Administration course may sit for the State of Texas exam. Other expenses include the required textbook $149, and a combined state application and exam fee of $25.      

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old prior to first class day.
  • Minimum education of high school diploma or GED. Non-U.S.A. high school graduates must verify high school graduation equivalency with certified documentation.
  • Current employment as a Nurse Aide in a facility licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 with active status listing on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry OR current employment as a non-licensed, direct-care staff, plus at least 90 days employment as a non-licensed, direct-care staff in the year proceeding the first class day at:
    • A facility licensed under Chapter 242
    • A state supported living center
    • An intermediate care facility for person with an intellectual disability

The following do not qualify:  Home Health Agency, Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility Unit in Hospital, Staffing Agency, City-County Jail, and Adult Day Care. If you have any question on your eligibility, please contact the Health and Human Services Medication Administration Office at (512) 438-2024.

  • Prospective students must NOT be listed as unemployable nor listed with a revoked or suspended status on the Health and Human Services website.

To be turned in with Course Registration Form:

  • Copy of birth certificate or Driver’s License
  • Copy of high school diploma, transcript or GED
  • Prospective students must perform a criminal history check with the Texas Department of Public Safety at and submit those results to our office to verify that the student does not have a conviction of a criminal offense listed in Texas Health and Safety Code, 250.006 (a) or a conviction of a criminal offense listed in Texas Health and Safety Code 250.006 (b) within five years before the student begins the training program.
  • Completed registration form, email for registration form to be emailed to you.
  • A WorkKeys Assessment is required. Students must score 4 or higher on each of the three assessment areas. Workkeys assessments are given at both the Longview and Kilgore Campuses. To register for the assessment at the Kilgore campus call (903) 983-8683 to register by phone for the assessments given on Wednesdays at 9 am.  The fee for the assessment test is $50.  To register for the assessment at the Longview   campus, one must go to the campus located at 300 S. High St. in Longview and bring their Driver's License at least 24 hours in advance. Tests are given on Tuesdays at 2 pm and Thursdays at 9 am. To call for more information on the assessments at the Longview campus, call 903-753-2050.


Medication Administration Update

7 hours , 1 day for on-site class, $70 for on-site & online
(NURA 1041 – Professional Development: Medication Aide)

This course is required for medication aides to retain their medication administration certification. Kilgore College offers a class each month either on-site or online. Registration and payment should be made no later than Wednesday at noon of the week of the class and Tuesday if the class is on Friday. Each class is limited to 24 students.

Eligibility Requirements are listed online:

On-site (face-to-face) classes:

These classes are held in Room 237 of the Canterbury Engineering Science Building, 800 Ross Ave., in Kilgore).

  • July 10, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 11, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 6, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online classes:

(Must have personal internet access and use of a personal computer or laptop.  A smart phone or tablet will not work for this class.)

  • June 1 - Aug. 31, 2020 (Registration deadline is July 31, 2020)
  • Aug. 1 - Oct. 31, 2020 (Registration deadline is Sept. 31, 2020)
  • Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020 (Registration deadline is Nov. 30, 2020)

Complete at your own pace up until the end date of the course. The total of the class is 7 hours.  The same material is presented in the on-site course.

Background Checks:

For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

For information about Medication Administration:

Jennie Alcantar
Workforce Development Specialist
Science & Health Sciences Dept.
(903) 983-8170
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR)
(903) 988-7543