The Medication Assistant - Certified program is a great opportunity for certified nursing assistant to take the next step towards advancing their career. The Medication Assistant - Certified course combines classroom instruction with clinical experience. Students will be prepared to provide competent, skilled nursing care in a compassionate manner to residents of long-term care facilities.
- Medication Assistant - Certified
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Medication Assistant - Certified will be able to:
- Correctly define the scope of work for a Medication Assistant – Certified (MA-C)
- Identify the legal and ethical issues of medication administration
- Identify the principles of medication properties, uses and action
- Identify the principles of medication administration including safety, infection control, communication and documentation skills
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate reporting of changes in clients’ condition
- Participate in skills lab activities that focus on elderly clients in a nursing home
Admission to the program is based on compliance with entrance requirements and availability of seats in the course. Readmission to the course is only attained by reapplying.
- Completion of all admission requirements to UACCM
- GED® or high school diploma.
- Meet course prerequisites.
- Currently listed in good standing on the state’s certified nurse aide registry.
- Maintained registration on the state’s certified nurse aide registry continuously for a minimum of one year.
- Verification by employer of at least one continuous year of full-time experience as a certified nurse aide in Arkansas.
- Current employment in a designated facility.
- Current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification
- Verification of clean criminal background and child maltreatment checks
- Verification of TB screening/clearance
- Influenza vaccine
- Negative urine drug screen
- Malpractice insurance
Students cannot miss any time in the skills lab practice or the progressive supervised clinical experience of the course and all absences/ tardies must be made up.
- Students may not be admitted if they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.