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Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Solutions - Nursing Pharmacology Credit

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Registration Details

Transcripts indicating Nursing Pharmacology Credit must be submitted to AESS for approval prior to program access.


Registration approval confirmation and login access will be sent via e-mail. Every effort will be made to respond to your request for registration within 48 hours of your registration submission, if received Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, excluding major holidays.

Fees & Payment

Contact Avera Education & Staffing Solutions at 605-668-8475 or for fee information.


Welcome to Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Solutions© for students who obtain Approved Nursing Pharmacology Credit


If a student has completed Nursing Pharmacology credit that student may be eligible to surpass both Unit 1 & 2 and also Exam 1 & 2. 


To be eligible to surpass Unit 1 & 2 and Exam 1 & 2 you must:

  • Send a copy of the transcript indicating the Approved College Nursing Pharmacology Credits to AESS for review by the AESS Education Manager
    • Once approved, AESS will approve the student registration for the Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Program and provide program login information. 
    • The student will then be eligible to begin the Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Program.

(The State of South Dakota requires students in the Medication Aide Training Program to have a high school diploma or GED and a copy must be provided to Avera Education & Staffing Solutions prior to certificate issuance.)


Program Layout for students with Approved Nursing Pharmacology Credits:

  • On-line lab and quiz must be completed prior to advancing to the 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation
  • Register here if completing 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation with AESS (students may complete at facility with RN Clinical Sponsor). It is recommended student reviews/prints the Med Aide Skills Procedure Checklist to prepare for the 1:1 Skills Evaluation;
  • After completion of 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation register for Final Exam here (Final Exam has one retake if necessary). Score of 85% is required.
  • Upon successful completion a certificate will be awarded when AESS receives:
    • a copy of the student HS Diploma or GED
    • completed and signed/dated Med Aide Training Documentation form(only require recorded information of the On-Line Lab completion date/score, date of 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation completion, and Final Exam completion date/score)
    • completed and signed/dated 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation form. 

(Student is not approved to independently administer medications in any facility until the Med Aide Certificate is awarded by AESS).

 * 1:1 Skills Performance and Exam will be billed out if they are done with AESS.


Required Materials:

  • Independent students and facilities are recommended to provide each student with the textbook, Sorrentino, S. & Remmert, L. (2009), Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants, Mosby: St. Louis, MO. Our MATP and this textbook are approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing.  This textbook may be purchased from Elsevier or from a vendor of choice. 
  • On-line access to Med Aide Training Program Self-Paced Classroom.

You will also need a copy of these materials:


Reminder: High School Diploma/GED, Training Documentation, and Clinical Skills Checklist must be sent to AESS.


Class Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made within 5 business days of registration will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. Any cancellations made after 5 business days will be charged the full course fee.  

(if student logs into an exam at anytime the full program fee will be charged regardless of cancellation timeframe) 



Avera Education & Staffing Solutions (AESS)

1000 West 4th Street, Suite 9

Yankton, SD   57078

Phone - 605-668-8475

Fax - (605)668-8483

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