Medicine Aide, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
Medicine Aides are currently employed Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) or Geriatric Nursing Assistants (GNA) that have been recommended by their Director of Nursing to pursue the Certified Medical Aide Training. Certified Medicine Aides assume the responsibility of safely administering non-parenteral medications under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
This course will train and prepare currently employed Maryland Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and/or Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistants (GNA) for a role in safely administering non-parenteral medications under the supervision of a licensed nurse. The course includes instruction in both theory and the clinical setting and focus is on all approved routes of medication administration and the scope of responsibility of the CMA.
Students entering this program should have effective verbal and written communication skills using the English language and must be competent in basic mathematics.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the job outlook is 8% growth between 2020 and 2030, with a predicted 192,800 new job openings per year. This growth is in line with the average growth for all occupations.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate safe medication administration practices
- Demonstrate knowledge of medication terminology and abbreviations
- Demonstrate knowledge of medication classifications and actions in the body
- Demonstrate competency in skills to administer medications safely within the scope of a Certified Medicine Aide