Health Counseling Services

7851 Metro Parkway, Suite 250
Bloomington, MN 55425


Blended Learning Class: Medication Administration in Community Settings  has two parts: online videos with an activity packet AND an in-person review and test appointment at Health Counseling Services. Please register for a date and time to complete the in-person review and test appointment below. Online videos and the in-class activity packet will be sent approximately 5 days in advance of the class. This information will be sent directly to the student. Please be sure to enter the student’s email in the information below.

  1. Be prompt to your appointment time for your test at Health Counseling Services. If you are unable to make your appointment time, please notify us as soon as possible. Spots are limited.
  2. Your appointment time is 2.5 hours. This will include a brief review with participants seated to maintain recommended social distancing. It will also include time to complete a written exam and a skills test (if registered for this).
  3. If you are ill (including, but not limited to cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, elevated temperature greater than 100 degrees or feeling feverish) please call us to reschedule.
  4. Per the Governor’s mandate, please wear a face mask or cloth face covering to your class at Health Counseling Services.

All components of the Blended Learning Class: Medication Administration in Community Settings are the intellectual property of Health Counseling Services and are intended only for use by the individual registered for the course. No materials should be saved on individual computers, files or learning management systems. No materials may be recorded or photographed. By registering for this course, you are agreeing to these terms of use.

Blended Learning Class: Medication Administration in Community Settings is a course designed to teach unlicensed staff how to administer medications safely and accurately.  Students attending this course serve populations which may include people who have developmental disabilities, mobility impairments, mental illness, traumatic brain injury, chemical dependency, and elderly populations.

Our Medication Administration Course is always taught by a Registered Nurse. Our course is designed to give each student the information and attention that they need to  confidently administer medications and accurately document their administration.

Some licensing types require an observed skill assessment. Each student will demonstrate the correct procedure for giving medications directly one-on-one with a registered nurse. Skills demonstrated will include the passing of oral medications, topical medications, eye drops, and ear drops. To register for the Medication Administration course with the observed skill assessment, please click here.

This course is not intended to compete with or replace the state-approved forty eight hour medication training course necessary to become a Trained Medication Aide.

According to the rules and regulations, unlicensed personnel must be appropriately trained to administer medications. This course has been designed to meet federal and state ICF/IID requirements.