The CMA training program is a 75 clock hour program that is designed to leave students with the knowledge and skills to be successful as certified medication aids. The role of a CMA is to ensure that clients in the facility comply with their prescribed medication therapy plan as outlined by the prescribing physician and facility protocol. The CMA oversees the safe and proper intake of medications and works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Course Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Medication Administration Methods
- Infection Control related to medication administration
- Medication Administration
- Drug References
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Common Diseases and Medication Related Treatments
The course runs between five (5) to eight (8) weeks in training, clinical skills, laboratory and external skilled practice opportunities under the guidance of certified instructors who are industry-experienced Registered Nurses. Weekday and weekend schedules available. Students will have the option to select classes that suit their schedule. Upon completion of the CMA program, students will be awarded Certificate of Completion and be ready to take the Kansas State CMA Certificate Examination.
- 18 years and above
- Valid State IDs/SSN/CPR -BLS for Health Care Provide from American Hearts Associate (AHA)
- Current Kansas CNA Certificate
- Admission interview /Complete Admission Package
- Copy of Negative TB Result (Skin test, Chest X-Ray or Blood work)
- Text Book: Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants by Sorrentina/Remmert (Maybe rented or purchased onsite)
- Tuition – $795 (includes a pair of scrub)
- $100 to hold your spot (non-refundable with no-show to class).
You may qualify for Kansas Workforce KHPOP or MO FEC financial assistance. Call us for more details.