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Academic Year: 2020-2021

Certified Medication Assistant Technical DiplomaProgram Code 305105

If you are a certified nursing assistant who is employed in a nursing home and is looking to add more challenge and variety to your daily work, the Certified Medication Assistant program is for you. With the support of your employer, you will learn to administer specific medications under the supervision of the nursing staff. To take this class, you must be a current employee in a nursing home, a current Certified Nursing Assistant and have at least 2,000 hours experience in direct patient care within the last 3 years. Employers or individuals interested in this certificate must email carolyn.debaker@nwtc.edu or call (920) 498-6985.

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Locations

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Be a current employee in a nursing home.
• Requirements for program entry must be completed prior to the start of the program.
• At least 18 years of age.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• Be on the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Directory, with current Federal eligibility.
• Have at least 2000 hours experience in direct patient care within the last three years.
• Have worked a minimum of 40 hours, within the last 90 days, with the residents to whom the student will be administering medications.
• Submit a completed employer recommendation form. Available upon request.

Curriculum
The Certified Medication Assistant Technical Diploma is a 100 hour program which includes 60 hours of theory/lab, held at NWTC Green Bay Campus, and 40 hours of clinical, held at Nursing Home where student is employed. Upon graduation, a student will have completed three credits. Orientation will be done during the first class.
FIRST SEMESTER
30-510-301 CERTIFIED MEDICATION ASSISTANT....is a Certified Nursing Assistant employed in a nursing home who administers selected medications under the supervision of the nursing staff.
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
TOTAL CREDITS
3

Course Descriptions