CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE
(75 clock hours)
Classroom and clinical experiences will provide you with the skills necessary to administer oral and topical medication in a safe and accurate manner. Upon successful completion of the course, you are eligible to take the Kansas Nursing Medication Aide test.
What is a CMA (Certified Medication Aide)?
Typically, a CMA works in a long-term care facility, administering medication and helps observe how patients are reacting to their treatments.
** Depending on class size, some students may be scheduled to do their clinicals during different times **
Requirements for CMA Enrollment
- Must be an ACTIVE Certified Nurse Aide in Kansas
- Must be at least 18 to enroll in this class
- A $100.00 down payment is required upon enrollment
- In the laboratory and clinical experience, you will be expected to have physical strength that includes the ability to push and pull 50 lbs., support 50 lbs., lift 50 lbs., move light objects weighing up to 10 lobs., move heavy objects weighing from 11 to 50 lbs., and carry up to 25 lbs., to frequently stop/kneel/crouch and stand or walk as needed.
- If there are any medical conditions or disabilities you feel might affect your ability to participate in class and clinicals, or requires any special accommodation, please let us know upon enrollment.
Requirements for First Day
- Negative TB Skin Test (within last 12 months) or chest X-ray (within last 5 years)
- Copy of Drivers License or valid photo identification
- Copy Social Security Card
- Students will need to wear navy blue scrubs for class and clinicals
- On first day, student must take the Work Keys test and score at least a 4 before starting the course. KCN will administer this.
- If you would need to retake it, there will be a $10 fee for every additional test.
State Exam for Certified Nurse Aide
- Kansas College of Nursing will notify you of your state testing date and time. You must successfully pass our Certified Medication Aide Class before you are eligible to test. The state exam is regulated and written by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
- The cost of the exam is $40.00, which is collected with your tuition payment. All fees are non-fundable once the course is completed. If you miss the exam, you will be responsible to pay a fee of $20.00 to reschedule with the State of Kansas.
- YOU MUST BE ON TIME. The time and location of the exam will be provided for you on a testing form after you complete the class.
- Each candidate has a total of three attempts with 12 months from the beginning date of the course to successfully complete the state test.
- ALL FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
The following is a Notice from the Health Occupations Credentialing Office
- Medication aides will have one year from the date of their medication aide certification expires to take the update course. If the course is not taken within one year of the certification expiration date, the entire medication aide course must be retaken.
- Health Occupations Credentialing will no longer issue certification cards for nurse aides, home health aides or medication aides. Any required certification information is available on the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry at www.ksnurseaidregisrty.org. There is no federal or state requirement that an individual possess a physical certification card only that they are listed on the state nurse aide registry with a certification which is active and with no prohibitions.
Cancellation & Tuition Refund policy.
The student must submit an email to Contact Us for refund, notifying Kansas College Of Nursing of the intent to withdraw from the class.
Further refund info, please read below:
Refunds are calculated from the last date of recorded attendance and are based upon the following policy statement.
- A full refund, minus $50.00 registration fee, if the applicant withdraws or cancels enrollment within three business days prior to class start date.
- If the student cancels one or two business days prior to class start date, they will receive 90% refund, minus $50.00 registration fee and $100 administrative fee.
- Once a student starts classes and withdraws or is terminated for any reason, the following refund schedule will apply:
a. Within the first week of the program, a refund of 85% of the current amount paid, minus the $50.00 registration fee and a $100.00 administrative fee.
b. Within the second week of the program a refund of 75% of the current amount paid, minus the $50.00 registration fee and a $100.00 administrative
c. Within the third week of the program, a refund of 50% of the current amount paid, minus the $50.00 registration fee and a $100.00 administrative fee.
d. AFTER the third week of the program, a student WILL NOT be entitled to a refund and shall be obligated for the full price of the program.
e. All refund calculations are based on tuition charges only.
f. If the student is a No-Show WITHOUT email notice of absence, student will NOT receive refund.
All refunds are paid within 60 days from the effective date. The effective date is the date on which the college receives notice of the student’s intention to withdraw from College or the date on which the student violates college policy providing for termination or the date the student fails to return from an approved leave of absence, whichever is earlier. All refunds are issued via check only and said student must pick up from campus location with picture ID.
*The above calculations are performed based on contact hours for the Kansas College of Nursing and based on weeks of attendance for all other programs.