BECOME A CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE (CMA) IN AS LITTLE AS ONE WEEK
A Certified Medication Aide (also known as Certified Medication Assistant), or CMA, administers routine oral medications and is responsible for monitoring a patient’s vitals and behavior while on medication. Successful completion of the CMA training program will prepare you for work in a health care facility (e.g. Assisted Living, long-term care facility, nursing facility, hospital) or in a residential setting (e.g. home health aide for in-home care agency).
The salary levels of a CNA change constantly, usually based on demand. Additionally, the vary based on where you live. While we can predict salary levels, you can review this information about CMA salaries in the Omaha area.
The Quality Career Pathways Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Program Details:
The CMA Course Will Teach You:
The five rights of safe medication administration including accurate and complete documentation.
Residents rights, especially the right to refuse medications.
How to administer medications in clinical setting by the following routes: oral, inhalation, topical and instillation.
40-hour Course (on-site instruction, training and testing)
Typically completed in 1 week
Online Hybrid Class – 24 hours online prior to class & 16 hours classroom/lab
Tuition & Testing
Paid in full: $340
Includes tuition, written exam ($25 value) and competency testing ($45 value)
Payment plans available
Textbook $55 (optional)
Requirements to Enroll
Be at least 18 years of age
Ability to speak, read, write & understand English
Aware of & within the eligibility requirements for placement on the State Medication Aide Registry (as found here).
Attend class at Quality Career Pathways in Omaha, NE
CMA Certification Exam
Quality Career Pathways is a designated written testing site by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. If you are a student in our 40-Hour Medication Aide class, the written test is included in your tuition.
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK FOR CMAS
A Certified Medication Aide or CMA, typically works in a clinic, physician’s office, or another type of health care facility. CMAs, both administrative and clinical, play an essential role in the health care industry. These certified health professionals assist nurses, doctors, as well as other healthcare staff members – ensuring that patients are treated with compassion.
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