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Medication Nursing Assistant Certificate Program (NCHC103M)

The Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA) Certificate Program will prepare competent Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA) to function as trusted care partners of the RN/LPN administering medication to stable clients in long-term care facilities. The scope of the course covers all of the basic principles and techniques of medication administration including an overview of common drugs, their effects and side effects, and key safety issues that include medication interactions, common errors, over-the-counter medications, and medication use in older adults.

Eligible students shall:

  • Hold a valid and unencumbered nursing assistant license issued by the Board of Nursing
  • Have worked as an LNA for two full years (4,160 hours) within the past 5 years
  • Possess proficiency in Math and English
  • Have not been convicted of a felony
  • Pass a drug screening
  • Comply with MCC's application procedures
  • Comply with MCC's tuition requirements

To apply, please fill out the following forms:

This course will be delivered as a 60/40 hour online hybrid comprised of the following main topics:

  • The professional role of the MNA
  • Medical ethics and laws
  • Infection control and safety for administering drugs
  • Basic pharmacology and common drugs used for a broad-range of medical conditions

Program Cost: $1,600*
* Please see the application packet for additional application fees that may apply

MCC is proud to partner with the following Healthcare affiliates as our clinical partners:

Ridgewood Center
25 Ridgewood Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (BNRC)
480 Donald Street
Bedford, NH 03110
Bedford Falls, A Benchmark Senior Living Community
5 Corporate Drive
Bedford, NH 03110


10-Week Schedule

CRN / Session Dates In-person kick-off meeting Online Classroom Hours Clinical Hours
CRN: 14476
Oct. 14 - Dec. 20
Oct. 14
8am, Room 267
6 hours weekly
(total 60 hours)
4 hours weekly
on Thursdays, 7-11am
at Bedford Falls
(total 40 hours)

Required Book Information:
Sorrentino, S. A., & Muzyka, D. (2008). Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants (ISBN-13: 978-0323046879)