Certified Medication Aide Virtual Training -- July 6-16, 2021
Participants will receive a link to participate in training about a week prior to training. If you have not received a link by Friday, April 2, 2021, contact NMHCA/NMCAL at 505-880-1088 or via email, email@example.com
Pricing for the CMA class is $800 per person for members and $1200 per person for non-members. The refresher course is $300 for members and $500 for non-members.
Members may request an invoice to pay by check until March 15, 2021, but registrations are NOT guaranteed until payment is received.
Please note that these classes are filling up quickly. If you register but do not pay, your spot will be vacated in favor of an applicant with immediate payment.
This course meets the Board of Nursing requirements for training certified medication aides in the administration of routine and PRN medications in the nursing facility setting.
The course runs Tuesday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm on both weeks.
The refresher course runs the last 3 days of the class.
As a participant in the CMA training program the facility must:
Be approved by the Board of Nursing to utilize CMAs
Maintain a Board of Nursing approved Nurse Educator. If your Nurse Educator leaves employment, you must notify the Board of Nursing immediately and submit a different RN for approval as your Nurse Educator. Nurse educators MUST attend the nurse educator training offered by the Board of Nursing.
It is the participating facility’s responsibility to ensure the facility and each CMA trainee meets or exceeds the following qualifications. NMHCA will NOT accept registration from individuals. Registration MUST come through the facility, as the facility must agree to support the individual throughout the training process including conducting the clinical rotation. Refunds are NOT given to individuals under any circumstances, so facility support is a must.
As a participant in the CMA training program the trainee must:
Be at least 18 years of age
Possess a High School Diploma or GED
Have on file with the employer, a Criminal Background Check Clearance
Hold a valid CNA Certification with the Nurse Aide Registry (preferred, not required)
Have at least 6 months employment in an approved health care facility
Have a demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow instructions in English
Have a demonstrated ability to complete basic multiplication and division, including division of decimals.
Please have candidates take the CMA pretest and work on areas where improvement is needed prior to class beginning.
Have the recommendation of the DoN/ Nurse Educator at the participating facility
Must have or be able to obtain current CPR certification
100% attendance is mandatory. Attendees should arrive on time and be prepared to stay until the instructor excuses the class.
NMHCA CMA Payment and Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on or before 30 days prior to the class will be refunded in full, minus a $50 administrative processing fee. Cancellations received between 29 and 15 days prior to the start of class will be charged at 50% of the registration fee. No refunds will be issued after 14 days prior to the start of class. “No-Shows” will be required to pay the full Registration fee. Please note that if NMHCA receives enrollment sufficient to fill the class, all monies will be refunded minus the $50 processing fee regardless of the date but only if the class fills.
NMHCA allows attendee substitutions provided the substitute attendee meets all requirements put forth in this application. Please fax or email cancellation notices to 505-880-1157 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Substitutions will require written notice be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 505-880-1157. Please indicate that this person is a replacement and who the individual is replacing to avoid being charged an additional registration fee.
Members may request an invoice to pay by check, but registrations are NOT guaranteed until payment is received.