SPC Workforce Development to offer medication administration for nurse aide class


LUBBOCK – South Plains College Workforce Development will offer a Medication Administration for Nurse Aide class from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.. from Jan. 22 through April 19 in Room 127 of the SPC Lubbock Center, 3907 Ave. Q.  

All applicants are required to submit a current criminal background check printout to https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/CriminalHistory at the time of registration. 

The cost is $495 and students will use the textbook “Administering Medications: Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals, Eighth Edition.” The instructor will be Mary Frances Berry. 

Participants will receive instruction in the responsibilities and procedures associated with preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel employed in health care facilities licensed by the Texas Department of Health. This intensive course is required for certification as a Medication Aide. 

Students must pre-register and provide proof of immunizations which include Tetanus in the last 10 years, TB test showing a negative reading no older than 6 months prior to the first day of class, 2-MMRs and Hepatitis B Series. Each students also will need to bring a driver's license, social security card, certified nurse aide license, names must match on these two documents, original diploma, transcript or certified GED letter. Participants who satisfactorily complete the course will be awarded a Continuing Education Certificate for 14.0 hours. 

IMPORTANT: All requirements must be met before students will be able to register and pay for this class. On-site registrations will not be accepted for this course. 

Special requirements for enrollment:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED. Foreign transcripts or diplomas must be accompanied by a certified translation letter.
  • Be currently employed in a facility as a nurse aide or non-licensed direct care staff person on the first official day of the training program.
  • Have been employed in a facility for 90 days as a non-licensed direct care staff person within the 12-month period before the first official day of training.
  • An applicant who worked as a nurse aide in a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility (Nursing Home) is exempt from the 90-day requirement.
  • If you work for a MHMR house, Assisted Living, Home Health, Hospital or Correctional facility, you will not meet state requirements to qualify.


These registration requirements are set by state law and several require notarized documentation. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet the enrollment requirements. No refunds will be given for students failing to meet enrollment requirements. Class dates are listed for lecture only. Students must complete both lecture and clinicals. Clinical schedules will follow and may require different times and days of the week. A maximum of 21students will be accepted. 

For more information, call (806) 716-2700.