Medication Aides-Certified (MA-Cs)
Developed and taught by CCMH, the MA-C training program is for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) IIs to learn how to administer medications to non-acute (stable) adults. During the 80 hours of classroom and the 50 hours of online course, the MA-C students learn about drug classifications and drug side effects. Following the course, each CNA II must complete 40 hours of one-to-one clinical experience working with an experienced medication nurse in a Long Term care facility. Afterward, they student is tested by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (WBSN) using the MA-C exam from the national council of state boards of nursing.
A CNA is required to work 1500 hours prior to training as a CNA II; however, there is no specific amount of time a nurse aide must be a CNA II prior to enrolling in the MA-C training. Each MA-C candidate must have their employment verified by their employer. He or she must be able to attend both the face to face training in Gillette and complete the 10 hours of online training each week. At this time the employer should be providing care for stable adult patients and must agree to provide a medication nurse preceptor for the 40 hours of clinical experience.
Applications and Forms
Medication Aides-Certified (MA-Cs) application to come soon
Cost for non CCMH employees is $750. There will be a limited number of positions in each MA-C course for non-CCMH employees.
The next MA-C class in Nov. 2012 is full. We will offer 2 additional classes in 2013 dates to be determined.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the following for further assistance:
Thank you for your interest in the CNA Courses. We hope to hear from you soon!
- CCMH Education Department, 307.688.6040