Improve job security

Earn additional certification to make you more marketable to employers.


Increase earning potential

Medication Aide-Certified (MA-C) CNA’s earn higher wages.


Better serve patients

Routine medications administered by MA-C’s enhance patient care.

Course Description

Weber State University is now offering training for Medication Aide Certification. This certification is for current Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) who would like to earn more money and take on additional responsibilities within an organization.

The Medication Aide-Certified (MA-C) program is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of CNAs to safely administer medications under the supervision of licensed health care providers.

Concepts include the basic principles and techniques a CNA needs to know about medication and medication administration, including:

  • Overview of common drugs
  • Effects and side effects
  • Interactions
  • Common medication errors
  • OTC drugs: effects and side effects
  • Medication use in a diverse population


  • Minimum of 2,000 hours of experience as a CNA
  • Letter of reference from Nurse Administrator
  • Current CPR Certification (and card)
  • Drug test
  • Submit application and receive acceptance into the program

Class and Clinical hours

  • Sixty (60) hours of classroom
  • Forty (40) hours of clinical (Clinical Companion Course)

Certification Exam

Participants who complete the Medication Aide-Certified (MA-C) program will be prepared to take the National Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE)


Enrollment: Weber State University Continuing Education Enrollment office
(801) 626-6600

Application process and acceptance: Rob Holt, WSU Nursing Department  
(801) 626-7774

General questions: Kathy Rivera
WSU Continuing Education
(801) 395-3407

General questions: Charles Elzinga
WSU Continuing Education
(801) 395-3406

Registration Information

Application Deadline:

October 20, 2014

Class Start/End Dates:

November 3 to November 19, 2014 (60 hours total face-to-face)

Class Time:

Mon-Fri, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Class and Lab:

7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Nov 13 and Nov 19, 2014

Class Location:

WSU Davis Campus, Building D3, 2nd Floor Nursing Lab Room 236

Clinical Portion Start/End Dates:

Nov 20, 2014 to Dec 1, 2014

Clinical Location:

At your current facility*


$1200** (includes student reference book, workbook, 60 hour instruction, application fee, lab fee, parking, administration of clinical)

Tuition Due Date:

Full tuition payment is due at time of application – no later than October 20, 2014. A full refund will be given for any student not admitted to the program


This is a non-credit class

Class Size:

Minimum 10 students, maximum 20 students


WSU School of Nursing and the WSU Division of Continuing Education

PLEASE NOTE: Tuition does not include state licensure application fee.