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Medication Assistant


The Medication Assistant-Certified course educates qualified individuals to administer certain non-prescription and legend drugs in designated facilities under the supervision of a licensed nurse.  Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the certification examination offered by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. 

Train to be a Medication Assistant-Certified at ASU-Newport!  

Apply to the Medication Assistant-Certified program here:


The Medication Assistant-Certified program will be offered in the Summer I term only.

Medication Assistant-Certified
Certificate of Proficiency

To be considered for the Medication Assistant program, an applicant must:

  1. Be in good standing with the CNA registry, with a minimum of one year experience in Arkansas.
  2. Be currently employed by an approved facility.
  3. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  4. Have an Accuplacer reading score of 239 or an ACT reading score of 16.
  5. Successfully pass a background check and urine drug screen.
  6. Provide proof of tuberculosis skin test. 

Length of Program: 9 weeks

Campus Availability: Newport 

Course Availability: Summer

Estimated Program Cost: $1000

2024-2025 Medication Assistant-Certified degree plan