Feinstein Providence Campus

College of Continuing Education

State Approved Training Program in Drug Administration (Med Tech) PAD002

This non-credit course is designed to meet the requirements of Section R23-17.9 Rules and Regulations Pertaining to RI Certificates of Registration for Medication Aides, Rhode Island Department of Health. This course is offered in cooperation with the College of Pharmacy, URI/FCCE Office of Special Programs and the Rhode Island Department of Health. All instructors are RI registered pharmacists that have been selected through the University’s College of Pharmacy.

Subject areas to be included are:

  • Medication Dosage Forms
  • Legal Constraints
  • Over the Counter Products
  • Seizure Treatment
  • Pain Medication Therapy
  • Neuropsychopathic Medications
  • Diabetes
  • Antiemetic Agents
  • Systems of Measurements & Medical Abbreviations
  • Steroids, Hormones and Synthetic Substitutes
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Antibiotics
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Requirements for students enrolling in PAD 002 (Med Tech Course):

  • Student must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Non-US Citizens MUST provide proof of legal residence at the time of registration
  • Student is required to attend each class, as state licensure requires 45 hours of instruction
  • Student must attain an average grade of 70 in order to pass this class
  • Student must be currently employed in a RI DOH State Licensed Nursing Home / Assisted Living /Adult Day Care or RI DOH state licensed Group Home and not working in a hospital or through an agency
  • Student must be a licensed CNA with an active status and be at least 18 years old


The summer 2015 class beginning on Thursday, May 14, 2015 is FULL. Dates for the fall 2015 will be available within the next few weeks. Please check back or call 401-277-5050 to be added to the mailing list to receive information on the next class.
The fee for this class is *$500 and is due in full at the time of registration.
*Check or money order only (payable to URI). *There is a $20 returned check fee

All forms must be completed in full. This class is limited to 40 students, on a first-come-first-served basis and usually fills immediately.

For questions about the program, please call the Office of Special Programs at the Feinstein Providence Campus, 401-277-5050 or emailAnnie Tella atella@uri.edu

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