Qualified Medication Aide (QMA)

October 18, 2020

The Qualified Medication Aide Certification Program ensures that individuals meet the requirements for a Qualified Medication Aide (QMA). As a QMA, a former CNA is now able to administer prescribed medications while also completing the other delegated nursing tasks as allowed by state law. A QMA works under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse and can perform only procedures that are defined within the QMA scope of practice. A QMA must obtain six (6) hours of medication related inservice education each year.