A medication aide is a certified nursing assistant (C.N.A.) who is responsible for administering medication to patients daily in different types of healthcare facilities. As a responsible healthcare professional, medication aides should possess knowledge of patient care procedures so that they can coordinate with different nurses to deliver them. They follow written or verbal instructions from physicians on how to manage their patients' medications. Medication aide duties also include observing and monitoring their patients along with reporting and documenting changes in their conditions.

Medication Aide - II

Medication Aide - II

Course Fee: $600


  • Books
  • Instruction for MT State Licensure Exam
  • Skills Competency Checklist
  • State Exam Fees
  • Work Ethic Skills Training
  • Job Placement Assistance


CNA's with this certification are able to administer medications in long-term care facilities.

(Must have been employed as a licensed C.N.A. in a long-term care facility for a minimum of 1000 hours to be eligible)

These programs will prepare you for the exam so you can obtain your endorsement.

Training Details (Hybrid format)


  • Offered on demand. Contact our office for the current schedule.
  • Four (4) Skills Day on campus for a total of 16 hours
  • There are 3 - 4 days of online bookwork that must be completed prior to Skills Day.


Class Location

Great Falls College MSU, Rm. B201



To be considered for admission into the Medication Aide Programs, the following required items must be complete and submitted to:

Great Falls College MSU

Continuing Education & Training Office, Rm. G100

2100 16th Ave. S.

Great Falls, MT 59405

(Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm, Mon-Fri)

Email: cet@gfcmsu.edu

1. Application

Download Application



2. Course Fee: Medication Aide II - $600

     Acceptable forms of payment include credit/debit card, cash, or money order

     Fees Include:

  • Books
  • Skills Competency Checklist
  • State Exam Fees
  • Job Placement Assistance 

3. Hold a valid C.N.A License (must provide license number)*

4. Provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent.*

5. Provide proof of being employed as a CNA in a long-term care facility for a minimum of 1,000 hours (as of October 2023, the hours were reduced).

5. Hold a valid CPR certificate.

6. Provide proof of 40 hours of supervised clinical practicum under a Registered Nurse.

*Must have in order to begin the training. Everything else can be accomplished once the training is complete. Applicants have one year from the start of training to complete the requirements. 


Individuals completing a healthcare training & continue their education in a degree program at Great Falls College MSU can receive a discount on tuition.

Contact Info:

Quincie Jones, Director

Jordan Laverdure, Administrative Assistant

Priscilla Zander (Azure), Workforce Manager

Danny Boyer, Construction Trades Coordinator