This class prepares students to safely prepare, administer and record non-parenteral medications in a clinical setting. A minimum of forty six hours of classroom instruction teaches the science and a minimum of 10 clinical hours provide experiential skill development. If employed in a certified nursing facility all applicants must: be employed for at least six months by the facility sponsor, eligible on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry, provide recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed. If employed in a residential or related type of agency licensed by DIA all applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed. At the time of enrollment, each student must identify the RN who will supervise the validation of competencies in the clinical area.