Certified Medicine Aide

Certified medicine aide

career infoCNA/GNAs employed by a long-term care facility with at least one-year of experience may want to obtain Certified Medicine Aide (CMA) certification to obtain greater advancement.

The Medicine Aide Update course is designed for students currently certified and are required by the Maryland Board of Nursing to successfully complete a Medicine Aide Update course every two years to renew their certification.

Please call the Healthcare Department, at 301-934-7503, or e-mail hth@csmd.edu for further information.

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Preparation, administration, and charting of nonparenteral medications will be taught to geriatric nursing assistants (GNA) who work in long-term care facilities. Applicants must be certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing as: 1) geriatric nursing assistants and 2) certified nursing assistants 3) be currently employed by a long-term facility and 4) have one year’s work experience as a geriatric nursing assistant in a long-term care facility. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete the Work Keys Assessment given in the CSM testing Center with a minimum score of 4 on all three tests.

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This course is designed to provide current medicine aides in long-term care facilities with the content necessary to meet Maryland state continuing education requirements.

Prerequisite: Expiration date of CMA certification must fall within 90 days of the start date of the update course.

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