Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a High School Diploma or a GED.
Must be a State and Federally Approved CNA.
Must have worked at least a minimum of 2000 hours as
a CNA, with direct patient contact under the direction of a nurse.
Must have worked a minimum of 40 hours, within the
last 90 days, with the residents to whom they will be administering
Must have a written recommendations from: The
Director of Nursing and the facility administrator in which the
students will be doing clinicals.
Must be recommended in writing by two licensed
charge nurses under whose licenses the aide will be administering
Must have no previous conviction of a felony related
to the Controlled Substance Act.
Must be able to demonstrate competency in blood
pressure and pulse measurement.
Call QHO at
(414) 475-7337 for schedule
Length of Class:
Classes are held part time to allow those students who
are employed full time, an opportunity to attend, while it offers students
more time to absorb the critical information necessary to become competent
in dispensing medications.
Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30
PM until 9:30 PM, for 10 weeks. Next, the students will put into
practice what they have learned by practicing the dispensing of medication
at their sponsoring facility. This is referred to as their clinical
experience. Clinicals are full time on the first shift for one and one half
weeks. Then all students report back to class on that Thursday evening to
take their final written and skills exam. QHO’s CMA class is 140 hours in
length, 80 hours of classroom and 60 hours of clinical.
A competency based program designed to
introduce the student to the general terminology relevant to the body
systems, disease processes, medication actions/uses/effects on the body
systems and side effects, especially if they relate to the geriatric
resident. Also gives the student concepts and terminology relevant for the
preparation and administration of medications, nursing responsibilities,
and the legal implications of medication administration.
Cost of Program:
Classes may be FREE to qualified participants.
Call (414) 475-7337 for
Quality Healthcare Options, Inc.
7425 Harwood Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213