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Fresh Start Healthcare, LLC (formerly Breath of Fresh Air)

40hr PCA & 68hr Medication Aide COMBO - Days

with Subject to change LPN/RN only


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40hr PCA & 68hr Medication Aide 

The Madison Assisted Living
3212 Chamberlayne Ave.
Richmond, VA 23227

PCA Class Dates: October 15th - October 19th; Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri x1 week

68hr Medication Aide Class Dates: October 22nd - November 2nd; Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri x2 weeks

Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm (all 3-weeks)

Cost: $800  *Combined low price*
Individual costs = 40hr PCA $350 (just reduced from $390) &  68hr Medication Aide $600


The 40hr Personal Care Aide program meets and exceeds Virginia Department of Social Services approved curriculum for direct patient care staff in licensed assisted living facilities. The course content instructs participant in assisting residents with activities of daily living, patient transfers, nutrition, oral & personal hygiene with hands-on training in our state-of-the-art skills laboratory.

The cost includes all supplies and the textbook for class.

Certificate will be provided within 14 business days upon successful completion of course.

Prerequisites: None

Class Duration: Usually 5-Days

Employment Opportunities: Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Private Duty, Personal Companion


The 68hr Medication Administration Course is a Virginia Board of Nursing approved program. The course instructs participant how to administer & assist resident in self-administering medications, including blood sugar checks & insulin injections, in the assisted living environment.

There are 68 hours of training, consisting of 48 hours of classroom training and 20 hours of clinical training in various assisted living facilities, to assist in Medication Management and Administration in assisted living facilities.

The cost includes the textbook and all classroom materials. 

Certificate will be provided within 14 Business Days (count ONLY Monday through Friday non-holidays) ONLY upon successful completion of the course.

Not Included: - Students will be eligible to apply to Virginia Board of Nursing ($50) and the examination at PSI ($70) to become a Registered Medication Aide (RMA).

Students will also receive a complimentary "4hr Medication Aide Refresher Class" within 60 days’ completion of the course as a review prior to taking their Virginia Board of Nursing Medication Aide competency test.

Prerequisites: A certificate of completion from one of the following:

  • Virginia Department of Social Services approved 40hr Direct Patient Care program
  • Virginia Medicaid approved 40hr Personal Care Assistant certificate
  • Virginia Board of Nursing approved Nurse Aide certificate

 Additional Requirements (not included):

  1. Current PPD (TB) Test or Chest X-Ray ($25 to $45)
  2. Current Criminal Background Check from the Virginia State Police ($15 or more)
  3. Wrist watch with a sweep second hand (inexpensive - $10 to $20)
  4. Black shoes & Black Socks ** Must be vinyl or leather (leak-proof) & be closed top, toe & back ** No canvas or slip-ons, mules, clogs, lace-ups, etc...
  5. Virginia Board of Nursing Application ($50) and PSI Examination ($70)
Payment plan available: $250 deposit plus 2 payments of $275.00, paid weekly
  • Oct 15 - Nov 2nd, 2018
    Mon - Fri for 3 weeks from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Madison Assisted Living

3212 Chamberlayne Ave.
Richmond, VA 23227 Get directions

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