Certified Medication Aide (CMA) – NUR202
5 credit hours
Prerequisite: NUR201 and completion of reading exam
This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to administer medications under nursing supervision. CMA’s find employment in long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities. This course prepares individuals to sit for the Kansas Certified Medication Aide exam and is based on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Medication Aide Curriculum.
Job Outlook: CMA has recently been added as a new category in Kansas Labor Information Center. Because it is new, there is no past information available. However, CMAs are needed as they pass medication and help fill a gap due to the nurse shortage. Hourly wage ranges will be a little more than a CNA which is $9.07 – $12.05, which is $18,870.00 – $25,060.00 annually.
Link to Kansas Department Health and Environment CMA resources: http://www.kdheks.gov/hoc/cma.html