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Medication Assistant-Certified (MA-C)

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The MA-C’s role is to assist the nurse in one of the many tasks related to the safe administration of medication. The MA-C is allowed to pass limited types of medications to specific types of patients. Licensed nurses may delegate selected tasks of medication administration to MA-Cs, and therefore licensed nurses are accountable for the delegation and supervision of MA-Cs. MA-Cs cannot replace the licensed nurse’s role in the administration of medications, as nurses must still exercise their judgment when administering medications, such as deciding when to administer a PRN drug; assessing clients such as evaluating the need for, or response to, medication; educating the patient; and performing the conversions or calculations of drug dosages whenever necessary.
 
The MA-C curriculum consists of 60 hours of didactic training, which will include work in a skills lab and/or simulation facility and online learning, in addition to 40 hours of supervised clinical practicum. The elements of this standardized curriculum include the essential content, practical/actual experience, demonstration of skills and a competency exam. After completion of the 40-hour clinical students must contact Wyoming State Board of Nursing to schedule their Medication Aid exam. 

Admission Requirements

·   Be at least 18 years of age; 
·   Have a high school diploma or a GED; 
·   Have a current unencumbered certified nursing assistant certificate. 
·   Work in an area where opportunities exist to complete the competency skills tests (Long Term Care);
·   Students must have a current CNA license and CNA II certification through the Wyoming State Board of Nursing.
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Class Details

6 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Fri, Sat, Sun.  
  Weekly - Fri, Sat, Sun.  

Location : Carbon County Higher Education Center Location : 
  Carbon County Higher Education Center.

Instructor : Barbara James 

CEUs : 60

 

Notice

Please read:  After completion of the 40-hour clinical, students must contact Wyoming State Board of Nursing to schedule the Medication Aid exam.

Tuition: 

$729.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/7/2024 - 6/9/2024 Weekly - Sun, Fri, Sat 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Rawlins, Carbon County Higher Education Center  Map Barbara James 
6/21/2024 - 6/23/2024 Weekly - Sun, Fri, Sat 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Rawlins, Carbon County Higher Education Center  Map Barbara James