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 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
- State Written Exam: $35
- State Competency Exam: $50
- No additional fees (i.e., immunizations, equipment, clothing, testing, etc.)
- NOTE: Not all schools include testing fees with registration resulting in an additional payment to a 3rd party at a later date. Testing is INCLUDED with QCP payment at time of registration.
- 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
Quality Career Pathways is a designated testing site for the CMA written test. This designation is approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. This means that once you complete your course, you do not have to go elsewhere to take your exam. It happens all under the same roof.
Additionally, when you take a course at Quality Career Pathways your first attempt at taking your exams is INCLUDED in your tuition. Some other schools exclude testing fees in their tuition costs in order to appear less expensive. But not at QCP. One attempt to pass the exams is always included. No surprise fees.
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK FOR CMAS
A Certified Medication Aide 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.
Many of our hiring partners are looking for Certified Medication Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants. Once you complete a course, please consider employment opportunities at one of these companies:
CHI Health: CHI Health believes human kindness is at the root of all healing – providing care on a human level, courage when it’s needed most, and a connection that is ever present among us. If you agree with this, consider working with CHI Health.
Children’s Hospital and Medical Center: If you’re passionate about caring for children, you should consider Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Share their dedication to caring for children and their families by being part of an enriching, innovative environment.
Comfort Keepers: In-home care allows you to create a bond with your clients through one-on-one care. Comfort Keepers enrich their clients’ lives and elevate the human spirit through joyful everyday moments. If you have a caring, loving spirit and find joy in helping others, you possess key characteristics that are essential to being a Comfort Keeper.
Douglas County Health Center: Imagine working for a company that has been operating for over 125 years with no sign of slowing down. You will have the opportunity to assist people who need memory care, rehabilitation support, or hospice services.
Hillcrest Health Services: With over twenty locations around town, you are sure to find one that is convenient for you to work. Join the team that created the best active retirement communities in Eastern Nebraska.
Nebraska Medicine: Become part of a diverse team driven by a single promise to deliver: Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care. The innovation happening at NE Medicine is helping them grow – creating career opportunities in many areas, and many communities.
Get Started On Your New Career as a CMA Today