Certified nurse aides or staff members of state-licensed

medical or mental health facilities can upgrade their training this

fall by enrolling the Medication Aide course at Lamar State

College-Port Arthur.

      The course, which begins August 23 and ends December 16, is

being offered through the Lamar State Continuing Education Department.

      By the first day of classes, students must be on active status

with the Texas Nurse Aide Registry and be employed in a licensed

facility or be employed for at least 90 days as non-licensed direct

care staff at an IC-MR facility, state school for the mentally retarded

or the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

      Applications for the course are available at the LSC-PA Allied Health Department, 1701 Procter Street.

      For information, call 984-6354 or 984-6366.