A certified nurse aide (CNA) is an individual who works primarily in long term care facilities or nursing homes. The CNA assists residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, or eating. A CNA works under the direct supervision of licensed practical nurse or registered nurse and can perform only procedures that are within the scope of practice for a CNA. All training programs are approved based on compliance with federal regulations, state rules and administrative standards. In addition, all programs are expected to utilize the Indiana Nurse Aide Curriculum that establishes the minimum course standards. The nurse aide training program must consist of a minimum of 30 hours of traditional classroom or on-line equivalent instruction and 75 hours of clinical instruction. Each lesson provides objectives, terms, content, resident care procedures (RCPs) and review questions.
Our Qualified Medication Aide program is 5 weeks of classroom. The classroom session is 2 days a week from 8 am till 3 pm to complete the required 60 hours of classroom. Classroom instruction includes lecture and Instructor demonstration of tasks in the QMA scope of practice. Students will then be required to demonstrate proficiency of tasks to the Instructor to finish their performance checklist. Once classroom hours are completed, the students is required to do 40 hours of Practicum at the approved facility of their choice. Prior to their state exam the students is required to attend a mandatory 6 hour review session.
A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of personal secretaries for practicing physicians and nurses, health care facilities and services administrators, and other health care professionals. Includes instruction in business and medical communications, medical terminology, principles of health care operations, public relations and interpersonal communications, software applications, record-keeping and filing systems, scheduling and meeting planning, applicable policy and regulations, and professional standards and ethics. Students will work hands on with scheduling tasks, Electronic Medical Records and clinical skills training. Students will interact with a variety of health care professionals in a wide variety of medical practices. Certified Medical Administrative Assistants will complete Certification through the NHA at the close of the course using a standardized certification exam.
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. The QMA training program consists of at least 100 hours of training to include 60 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised practicum. This will be accomplished within an 8-week program meeting three times a week for 2.5 hours each day. The class will include the required QMA program coursework along with integrated workforce preparation activities. Pre-requisite: Be at least 18 years of age High School Diploma or equivalent Be in good standing as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) on the Indiana Aide Registry Worked a minimum of 1000 hours as a CNA within the last 24 months.
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